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    • 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.
    • Association News

    Inspire: Revamped!

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

    International Reading Association Honors Educators and Authors

    ira logoThe International Reading Association congratulates these winning teachers and authors who were honored at our 58th Annual Convention in San Antonio.
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