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Professional Development you can use!

Professional development you can use!

Get exclusive access to regularly updated Members-Only online content.

Find popular journal articles, videos, podcasts, and our BRAND-NEW IRA E-ssentials column series. You can read E-ssentials practical content anytime on any PDF-friendly device. E-ssentials columns include:

  • What's New in Literacy Teaching?
  • Common Core in Your Classroom
  • Motivating Readers, Inspiring Teachers
  • Engaging the Adolescent Learner…and more!

Participate in your professional community

Participate in your professional community

Join the literacy conversation in person... or online.

IRA is all about bringing together a community of peers and mentors to share ideas, resources, and career success stories. This collaborative atmosphere is so exciting at our annual conference, where you can network in person. Or you can join the conversation online through our vibrant and rapidly growing followings on Facebook and Twitter—and on IRA's Engage blog.


Attend the IRA Annual Conference

Attend the IRA
Annual Conference

Meet up with colleagues at our annual
conference—members enjoy significant
savings on registration!

Cultivate relationships with experts in the field of literacy from around the world and choose from more than 500 valuable professional development sessions at the IRA Annual Conference. Members receive a significant discount on conference registration! Be inspired by literacy leaders, prominent speakers, and best-selling children's authors.


20% Members-Only discount

Enjoy a 20%
members-only discount

Exceptional professional development resources at discounted prices!

Take advantage of a 20% Member Discount and choose from more than 200 IRA books, e-books, videos, and other professional development materials. It's one-stop-shopping for all the BEST literacy research and practical classroom tools available!


Free e-newsletter and free magazine

Free e-newsletter and free magazine

Only IRA members receive two exclusive publications FREE.

Enjoy our monthly e-newsletter, IRA Inspire. Discover creative concepts for hands-on instruction delivered directly to your inbox. Dive into our award-winning magazine, Reading Today. Every bimonthly issue has real-world, research-based articles on the hottest topics in literacy education.



Make connections while you make a difference

Make connections while you make a difference

Participate in local IRA councils, special interest groups, or literacy advocacy efforts.

IRA provides a number of unique ways to get involved with literacy outside of the classroom. Connect with literacy professionals in your area through our network of local and state/provincial councils and national affiliates. Or choose from 38 special interest groups and explore various issues with members who share your concerns. You can also support our literacy advocacy efforts and work to influence education policy.


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Materials are delivered to your door in print, as well as available online.

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Materials are delivered online only.

Add on journal subscriptions!

Stay on top of the most practical, evidence-based teaching techniques with a subscription to one or more of IRA's peer-reviewed journals:

  • The Reading Teacher: The most popular journal for educators of students up to age 12
  • Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy: The ONLY literacy-focused journal for older learners
  • Reading Research Quarterly: The leading journal offering original, multidisciplinary literacy research

Print/Online Combo Rate: $30 per subscription
Online-Only Rate: $24 per subscription