Member & Event News

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    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.
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    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.”
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    #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.
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    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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    Meeting the CCSS Challenge: IRA 2014 Session Picks

    Debbie Rickards, Louisiana teacher and Conference Local Arrangements Committee Chair, shares sessions to help you implement the Common Core.
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    #IRAchat: Stopping the Summer Slide

    Join us on Thursday, April 10 at 8pm EST to #IRAchat about Stopping the Summer Slide. We’ll discuss tips for summer preparation, motivation methods, and other practical ways to keep kids reading until next school year.
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