Expertise Matters


Literacy excellence requires educators to think, continually learn, and relentlessly strive to recognize and address the needs of all students. As teachers who are readers and writers, we know that we use language to survive and thrive as human beings living together on this planet. We need to shift our mindsets to move forward from superficial notions of individual excellence to collective wisdom and expertise for living full, rich, purposeful lives. When you join WSRA, you’ll be joining the best minds in literacy education. WSRA is where excellence meets excellence. 


Testimonial from Ryanne D: I just wanted to take a moment to thank all those involved in the planning and organizing that made the November Leadership such a rewarding experience.  From the accommodations & food to the messages & meetings...all were top notch.  I'm just starting year two as a council vice president and I have to say that WSRA leadership meetings always leave me feeling more knowledgeable and connected with like-minded literacy professionals. President Cromer's red thread message continues to resonate with me, as well as the belief statements of WSRA that expertise matters, research grounds us, and literacy is a complex process that requires a comprehensive approach and a mindset shift.

February 7-9, 2019 #WSRA19 convention at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI 

  • Registration Link: 
  • Your username and WSRA membership expiration date are on the address label for the Update and the WSRA Journal. 
  • Enter your username in the "existing user" section of the when you log onto the WSRA website.
  • If you do not yet have a WSRA account, you can create it at the beginning of the convention registration form. Enter your email in the new user text box that appears in the registration form. Then the form will ask you to create a password. 
  • The next part will prompt you about membership. 
  • If you would like to register at the member rate, click the dropdown menu and select Professional Member or Full-Time Undergraduate Student.
  • If you bypass the membership by clicking NEXT before choosing to join, the convention registration rate will be at the nonmember rate. 
    Question? Call Joyce at 262-514-1450
  • Full-time Undergraduate student memberships are activated upon approval. Please be sure to include your university affiliation. 
  • Reserve a booth for the Exhibit Hall

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Expertise Matters! Research Grounds Us! Literacy is a complex process that requires a comprehensive approach 

Find a multitude of professional learning opportunities for developing your literacy expertise at local reading councils from Door County to Delavan! Click the calendar link below to discover locations, dates, and registration information. You will be glad you did!

Make a date with literacy days in Wisconsin!

Register for events on the WSRA calendar.