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Wisconsin State Reading Association!

The Wisconsin State Reading Association provides leadership, advocacy, and professional learning for the implementation of effective research based literacy practices. Our 3,000 member organization is made up of a rich variety of reading teachers and reading specialists, classroom teachers, college professors, and others working to contribute to the education and literacy of all children.  Your membership with the WSRA will provide you with access to monthly webinars, the WSRA Journal, Update newsletter, and research to strengthen and support the best practices in literacy instruction. In addition to these online resources, as a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association you become a part of a diverse community of professionals, forming powerful connections and working together to make a difference. The passion and expertise of our members is nowhere as apparent as our annual convention. Our inspiring conventions allow our members to collaborate and network through dynamic professional learning opportunities surrounding topics of literacy in the 21st century. WSRA works to promote excellence in reading, and it is our hope that you will join us in our mission. Click the Membership tab for information on how to join.  We look forward to working with you.
Kathy GalvinPresident

Thank you, President Galvin!

The 2014-2015 WSRA council year is coming to a close at the end of June.  We thank President, Kathy Galvin, for her leadership and excellent work, which centered on WSRA's mission and vision!  President-Elect, Sue Boquist will take the reins of presidency with the summer leadership meetings and institute in August. 

Leadership Meetings, Institutes, and Wired Wednesday Webinars

The Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) and the Illinois Reading Council (IRC) are excited to announce a unique collaboration!  The 2014-2015 Wired Wednesday Webinars will focus on the Common Core State Standards in Speaking and Listening.  See below to register for an institute.  If you do register, please attend the webinar.  All webinars begin at 7:00 PM. Wired Wednesday Webinars will be exclusive to WSRA and IRC members.  Mark your calendars now to take part in this affordable and convenient professional development opportunity!  For credit information, contact jill@inov8ed.com  PDF of all Wired Wednesday Webinars.  Link for Wired Wednesday Webinars.

The next Wired Wednesday Webinar is schedule for May 13 at 7:00 p.m.   Linking Technology, Text, and Literacy: An Evening with Annette Smith. 

WSRA is looking forward to the 3-day institute, "Building a Writing Toolkit for Authentic Classroom Writing" featuring Kelly Gallagher and Nancy Steineke.  Register at https://geturl.uww.edu/1yj.  The registration for WSRA members is $200 for the 3-days of learning on July 29, 30, and 31.  Email Donna, the WSRA Convention Coordinator, about discounted housing in Whitewater, WI.  Email Joyce Uglow for additional information. 

34th Annual Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium

Mindful Literacy:  Open Minds, Create the Culture, Remember the Joy

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It is on the Wisconsin State Reading Association's YouTube Channel.
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