IRA now ILA = International Literacy Association
I’ve skipped over this paragraph in the ILA materials (probably 100 times now), but please slow down and read it . . .
“Illiteracy is a solvable problem, and together, we can make a difference! Amplify your efforts by joining forces with us at ILA 2015 in St. Louis, where you’ll get information and inspiration to transform your students’ lives. Register now for this can’t-miss event, where you’ll experience endless opportunities to network and learn—and leave feeling part of a meaningful movement, resolved to end illiteracy.”
And this . . .
“Literacy—across all sectors, mediums, and channels—is increasingly critical. In order to effectively prepare children and adults for the future, teachers must be well prepared to help diverse students improve their literacy skills.”
Whether illiteracy or aliteracy is a concern for you, follow the twitter stream on #ILA15 to LEARN from July 17 pre-conferences to the sessions on July 18-20 in St. Louis! Who defines well-prepared? Are your current efforts REALLY working for ALL your students?
I’m so glad you are going to this conference, selfishly knowing you will share so generously. I love this statement about literacy: “across all sectors, mediums, and channels.” Safe journey! Can’t wait for the tweets;)
So excited to revisit ILA as I haven’t been for several years (and now that I have seen NCTE). Amazing hotel next to conference center!
Ah, the learning journey continues, Fran! I’ve been buried in painting and cleaning this house – but now I’ll have your Tweets to look forward to.
I hope that your pink paint is all gone! So nice to begin with one topic for a day (focus) and then find the sessions that meet my needs across the next three days!
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