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    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Cindy Gerwin

    Cindy Gerwin was inspired to be a teacher by her father, but wound through theater, the business world and the fitness industry before she went back to college and earned a degree in education. She said she's never once regretted her journey, calling it an exploration of all sides of herself.
    • Association News

    RT and JAAL Editor Searches Open

    Editor searches for The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy are now open with an application deadline of Oct. 15.
    • Association News

    #IRAChat: Starting the Year 'Literacy Strong'

    With two experts on board for the next #irachat, we will be discussing what it means to be strong in literacy and what educators can do to lay a solid foundation as the new year begins. Follow along on Twitter Aug. 14 to join the discussion and gain tips for the classroom.
    • Association News

    Three New Tipsters Take Over Inspire

    The International Reading Association is always eager to give our members tips and tricks for the classroom and for their own development. Our monthly e-newsletter, Inspire, is one of the tools we use to share best practices. In our efforts to keep the voice and advice found in Inspire fresh, we have invited three new voices to contribute to the newsletter and are excited to share their expertise in the coming year.
    • Association News

    A Tribute to Dr. Margaret (Nea) Stewart-Dore

    It is with great sadness that the International Reading Association wishes to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Margaret (Nea) Stewart-Dore of Emu Park, Queensland, Australia Saturday, June 28.
    • Association News

    IRA Takes Positions on High-Stakes Assessments, Leisure Reading

    The International Reading Association (IRA) released two statements recently to update the organization’s positions on vital literacy issues—the use of high-stakes assessments for high school graduation and grade retention decisions and the benefits of leisure reading for students.
    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Angelique Kwabenah

    Angelique is a reading specialist for the Washington, DC Public School’s Incarcerated Youth Program.
    • Association News

    'RT' and 'JAAL' Editor Searches Open August 1

    Beginning August 1, 2014, the International Reading Association will accept applications for the editorships of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.
    • 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.
    • Conferences & Events

    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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