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Announcing WSRA 2022

Announcing WSRA 2022! 

WSRA is Seeking Update Editor

Apply to Become WSRA's Next Update Editor

Contact Judy Hartl, WSRA Publications Chair

Email: [email protected]

This position is currently held by Kelly Luedeke, who has recently been elected by the WSRA members as the Third Vice President. Kelly moves into the VP position on June 1. 

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Announcing New WSRA Board Members

Congratulations are in order! 

Please join me in welcoming WSRA's new members on the Board of Directors. WSRA's new Administrative Assistant, Maria Liedtke was hired to replace outgoing Administrative Assistant, Joyce Uglow. Maria started in the position on January 27, 2021. She can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 262-514-1450. 

Debra Zarling was appointed the 2021 President Elect by the Board of Directors on January 17. Debra will begin in the role of WSRA's President on June 1, 2021 when La Tasha Fields moves to the Past President role. 

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Seeking Session Proposals

Call for Manuscripts WSRA Journal

Call for Manuscripts and Articles for WSRA's Journal

Journal Editor, Amy Frederick, is seeking manuscripts and articles for Volume 58 No. 2 SPRING/SUMMER 2021 for the WSRA Journal.  

The WSRA Journal (ISSN 0160-9270) is published three times a year and addresses literacy research, current literacy topics, and presents educational strategies for classroom literacy instruction. There are themed issues as well as open issues. Each issue includes a Call for Manuscripts. WSRA members are encouraged to submit ideas on any topic. The general themes listed in the Call for Manuscripts are only suggested guides. The WSRA Journal is available to all WSRA members. Acceptance rate is 70%.

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Session Proposals for 2022

Share you expertise at
WSRA's 2022 Conference!

The Art of Literacy: Weaving Tapestries of Heart, Body, and Soul

2022 Conference Chair, Gayle Luebke would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Wisconsin State Reading Association's annual conference. It is scheduled for February 3-5, 2022.
Consider which of these strands best fits your proposal:
Speaking From the Heart
Creating From the Heart
Body of Literacy
Social Emotional Health, Understanding Differences, and Social Justice

Seeking Session Proposals

The Art of Literacy: We Need YOU!

We are looking for speaking proposals for the 2022 WSRA conference, The Art of Literacy: Weaving Tapestries of Heart, Body and Soul.  It is more important now than ever that we are sharing our expertise.  Teachers, Interventionists, Coaches, and Administrators are looking for balance in delivering well founded, research based academic practices in both face to face and virtual formats.  Our WSRA Membership has a wealth of knowledge and we are asking for your speaking proposals so that we can pass on your expertise to ensure that students are receiving rigorous, research-based instruction - no matter their learning platform.  We know that you are doing amazing things with your students and encourage you to share your secrets with others so that students are receiving academic instruction that is grounded in research, engaging and focuses on instruction with an equity lens.

Session proposals for WSRA's February 3-5, 2022 conference will be accepted February 1 to June 14, 2021.

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Read It Forward 2021


 We Want To Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love

"Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through racial civic initiatives and movements. Love shows that to achieve educational freedom -- not merely reform-- teachers, parents, and community leaders must approach education with the imagination, determination, boldness, and urgency of an abolitionist. Following in the tradition of activists like Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Fannie Lou Hamer, WE WANT TO DO MORE THAN SURVIVE introduces an alternative to traditional modes of educational reform and expands our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice." Bettina Love is an award-winning author and an associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. 

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Time to Choose 3rd VP for WSRA

 Elect WSRA's Next Third Vice President 

A ballot will be emailed to WSRA members (The Assembly) on January 1, 2021 to elect the next WSRA Third Vice President. 

For your information from the WSRA Bylaws

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