Member & Event News

    • Member of the Month

    June Member of the Month: Barbara Ward

    In this Member of the Month interview, we learn about Barbara's path from a journalist to a middle grades educator to a professor, from Tennessee to New Orleans to Washington State, all the time reading and sharing a love of literacy with those around her.
    • Conferences & Events

    IRA Annual Conference Quick Links

    IRA 2014 Annual ConferenceThe International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 9-12. Here are some useful resources for you as you navigate the greatest event of the year!
    • Conferences & Events

    Digital Classroom: A New Exhibit Hall Experience

    In partnership with Steelcase Educational Solutions and myON Reader, the Digital Classroom is a presentation space that offers short, 20-minute presentations focusing on technology tools for the classroom.
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    Show Your Badge for Delicious Deals

    Show your conference badge for deals at the Hard Rock Café, Red Fish Grill, Poppy’s Time Out, the Crazy Lobster, Bubba Gump, and the Sun Ray Grill.
    • Conferences & Events

    IRA Central: Your One-Stop Shop for the Bookstore, Membership Area, and IRA Theater

    IRA Central includes book signings and merchandise on the Bookstore, events in the IRA Theater, and services in the membership area.
    • Member of the Month

    May Member of the Month: Dana Reisboard

    This assistant professor of education at Widener University says, “Classrooms provide the best learning environment where we can engage students to learn from one another and about the world we share together.”
    • ILA News

    #IRAchat: Gearing Up for #IRA14

    We’re hosting an #IRAchat focused on helping you gear up for #IRA14. Join us on Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. CT.
    • Conferences & Events

    Tweet Suite Offers Sweet Deets: Greetings, Meetings, and Tweetings

    The Tweet Suite offers free Wi-Fi, First Timers’ Sessions, Meet & Eats, and more in the IRA 2014 Exhibit Hall.
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    Edcamp Literacy: An “Unconference” Opportunity at IRA 2014

    Try an "unconference" PD model: Register for the free Edcamp Literacy event at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, in New Orleans.
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    Research Sessions in New Orleans

    Every day presents a new opportunity to explore literacy research at the IRA Annual Conference, with an address from Timothy Shanahan, Literacy Research Panel sessions, poster sessions, and more.
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    When Your Superintendent Asks Why You Want to Go to the IRA Conference

    Mary Lou Benesch from the Advisory Committee of Teachers (ACT) shares the top ten list she gave to her superintendent when he asked about IRA 2014.
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    IRA 2014: There’s an App for That!

    Our new IRA 2014 conference app allows you to plan your schedule, find your way through the Exhibit Hall, search for sessions and speakers, and more!
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