59th Annual IRA Conference in New Orleans

Reading…The Teachable Moment I can’t recommend attending this conference enough. ¬†It is always such a rewarding experience. ¬†Participants are friendly and eager to discuss sessions and what’s happening in their classrooms. ¬†New Orleans is an amazing host. They certainly know how to throw a party and celebrate. ¬†¬† Conference – ¬†May 10-12, 2014 Institute DayContinue reading “59th Annual IRA Conference in New Orleans”

LOMCIRA – The Chance for a Fresh Approach

LOMCIRA has always been synonymous with “committed literacy educators”.¬† Over the years, many people have come together to talk books (for old and young), kids and classroom environments.¬† Many of you may have attended meetings at Schou in Burnaby, sharing sessions at VSB schools or conferences in hotels.¬† This past year, LOMCIRA has gone intoContinue reading “LOMCIRA – The Chance for a Fresh Approach”

Rotary Works With IRA

IRA and Rotary have joined together since 2002 to promote literacy and we are mutually encouraging each other to work on literacy issues close to home and internationally‚ÄĒwhatever works for the local members. ¬†This year, the Pearson Foundation has funded two $2500 literacy awards towards literacy work that an IRA council or affiliate undertakes jointlyContinue reading “Rotary Works With IRA”

More from the SCLC – South Central Literacy Council

Mike Bowden will be going to the IRA AGM in New Orleans.¬† He will be presenting with two other colleagues on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Special Interest Group.¬† They will be presenting a vocabulary research project they are doing within the Kamloops District in conjunction with Thompson Rivers University and Dr. Ramirez.¬† Look forContinue reading “More from the SCLC – South Central Literacy Council”

from the IRA…

Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 53,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by: Improving the quality of readingContinue reading “from the IRA…”

South Central Literacy Council – SCLC

One of my first official duties as Provincial Coordinator was to go visit Michael Bowden at his new school, Dufferin Elementary School, in Kamloops.¬† Mike is a long time and very committed member of¬† The International Reading Association.¬† He has been working with a group of colleagues in the South Central region of British ColumbiaContinue reading “South Central Literacy Council – SCLC”

Literacy in British Columbia

The International Reading Association is a wonderful source of information for educators about both reading research and classroom practice.¬† It is structured to allow groups to come together and create communities of literacy learners.¬† The provincial association in British Columbia is called The BC Literacy Council of The International Reading Association (BCLCIRA).¬† ReadingBC has beenContinue reading “Literacy in British Columbia”