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Idaho Council of the International Reading Association and the Idaho Council of Teachers of English present
Balancing the Demands
of Literacy Instruction
Thursday, October 6, 2011
West Junior High, Boise, ID
8:30 - 3:45
Thank-you, ICIRA members, for making this year's conference a great success!
The 2011 Fall Conference of the Idaho Council of the International Reading Association (ICIRA) and the Idaho Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) will be held on Thursday, October 6th at West Junior High School in Boise, Idaho.
The theme, “Balancing the Demands of Literacy Instruction” will guide the workshops and presentations for an anticipated 250 elementary and secondary teachers. Breakout sessions will feature Keynote speakers as well as other literacy specialists.
Exhibits will be located in the main hall area of West Junior High where teachers, administrators, and specialists will have time to browse throughout the day.
Link to directions for West Junior High
|CAROL JAGO has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years, directs the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA, and is a past president of the National Council of Teachers ofEnglish. Carol served as AP Literature content advisor for the College Board and has published six books for teachers with Heinemann. She has also published four books on contemporary multicultural authors for NCTE's High School Literature series. Carol has written a weekly education column for the Los Angeles Times , and her essays have appeared in English Journal , Language Arts , NEA Today , as well as in other newspapers across the nation. Some of her books include With Rigor for All: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature, Classics in the Classroom, and Beyond Standards.
|MICHAEL FORD is a professor of reading in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He has been involved with literacy education for more than 30 years as a first-grade and Title I teacher as well as a researcher and teacher-educator. His work with the international school associations has taken him to Africa, Europe, Central America, South America, and the Middle East. His books include: Do-able Differentiation: Varying Texts, Supports and Groups to Reach Readers ; Books and Beyond: New Ways to Reach Readers; Where Have All the Bluebirds Gone? How to Soar with Flexible Grouping; and Reaching Readers: Flexible and Innovative Strategies for Guided Reading.
|WALTER THE GIANT STORYTELLER is really six feet, seven-and-a-half inches tall! Walter has spent most of his adult life entertaining and enlightening both children and adults with books, as well as with his message of the importance of books and stories in all children's lives. His dynamic personality continues to contribute to his popularity, as well as to his life-time commitment to children, books, and reading.