Member & Event News

    • International

    Professional Development for Literacy Leaders in the Caribbean

    BermudaEducators in the Caribbean can look forward to a conference in Bermuda in September, one in Jamaica in November, and one in Dominica in December.
    • International

    Mexico's Successful Seminar Leads to Council Growth and Conference Plans

    Rene PonceThe International Development Committee of Latin America prepares for a conference in Mexico in September and reflects on the success of last year’s event.
    • Member of the Month

    August Member of the Month: Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez

    Kimberly Kimbell-LopezA 21-year IRA member, this literacy teacher educator and former classroom teacher from Louisiana is a member of the PRTE SIG and TILE-SIG.
    • Councils & SIGs

    A Summer Camp for Young Readers: SUNY Potsdam Makes it Happen

    NY summer campThe New York State Reading Association teamed with SUNY Potsdam and Corning, Inc. on the popular Sheard Literacy Center Summer Camp.
    • ILA News

    Inspire: Revamped!

    inspireThe new Inspire monthly member e-newsletter features tips from teachers, free journal articles, and more in a streamlined design.
    • ILA News

    Build Your Own Venn Diagram With ReadWriteThink’s Creative New Interactive

    ReadWriteThink's new Venn Diagram interactive tool for K-12 students is available online and as an app for iOS and Android devices.
    • International

    IRA Helps Guatemalan Teachers Succeed

    guatemalaJill Lewis-Spector tells the stories of IRA volunteers from the U.S. working in Guatemalan schools in conjunction with the Consejo de Lectura.
    • Councils & SIGs

    Reading Council of Southern New Jersey Helps Get Books to Hurricane-Devastated Schools

    michelle nelson-schmidtRCSNJ teamed up with author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt and Usborne Books and More to assist New Jersey shore schools after Hurricane Sandy.
    • Conferences & Events

    Twitter Chat: Digital Writing in the Classroom

    #IRAchat imageJoin IRA for our first Twitter Chat! Tweet about digital writing in the classroom with Julie D. Ramsay from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.
    • ILA News

    IRA Joins Call for Extended Transition on CCSS Assessments

    CCSSIRA released a letter of support for the position taken by the Learning First Alliance on the need for an extended transition to CCSS full implementation.
    • Member of the Month

    July Member of the Month: Sharon Pepukayi

    Sharon PepukayiNow the assistant superintendent of the Appoquinimink School District in Delaware, Sharon Pepukayi also worked 12 years as a classroom teacher.
    • ILA News

    Literacy History Prompts

    Maureen McLaughlinIRA President Maureen McLaughlin shares a list of literacy history prompts, as an addendum to her column in the Reading Today June/July issue.
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