|Join us at the ARA Fall Conference in Mobile!!!!
Join us on November 15 & 16, 2013 for the 45th Alabama Reading Association Fall Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. This conference is a chance for educators and others who work to ensure that students are ready for the literacy demands of the 21st Century. This conference will focus on ways to achieve student success utilizing the objectives in the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards.
Registration is now open for the Conference. Early Registration is $80 until September 30. After that date, registration is $100. Registration includes a one –year Alabama Reading Association Membership. Student early registration is $30, after September 30, it becomes $50. There are also one day rates. Hotel Information: Mobile Marriott Hotel, 3101 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36606, 251.476.6400. Seats for the Author Luncheon ($25) and the President's Dinner ($30) are limited. You may reserve a seat through Friday, November 10, by emailing Elizabeth Gillespie at email@example.com, or paying on the website. Your mailed meal reservation must be received by Friday, November 10.
National and State Literacy Leaders will make presentations during this conference, both in the general and concurrent sessions. Proposals for presentations will be accepted through August 23, 2013. Go to ARA State Conference Forms for a full listing of Concurrent Sessions! For more information, registration forms, and proposal forms, go to the ARA Website or contact Cabrina McShan, Conference Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
The sessions will have information for educators of students at all levels. Some of the confirmed presenters are as follows:
Lester Laminack is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States. Lester is also the author of six children’s books, including new picture book Three Hens and a Peacock. He is coauthor of Bullying Hurts and Learning under the Influence of Language and Literature and Reading Aloud across the Curriculum.
Reba Wadsworth currently serves as a national consultant for Booksource, Inc. and Developmental Studies, conducting workshops across the United States. She is coauthor of Bullying Hurts and Learning under the Influence of Language and Literature and Reading Aloud across the Curriculum.
Dinah Zike, Educational Consultant is an award-winning author, educator, and inventor. She won the Teachers' Choice Award for "instructional value, ease of use, quality, and innovation", and has become a teaching methods classic. Her titles include Dinah Zike's Foldables®, Notebook Foldables®, and VKVs for Spelling & Vocabulary; and Dinah Zike's Notebook Foldables® for Spirals, Binders, & Composition Books.
Jacquie McTaggart has been a primary level classroom teacher for over 42 years. She is the author of From the Teacher’s Desk and If They Don’t Learn the Way You Teach, Teach the Way They Learn.
Jane Feber taught language arts in Jacksonville, FL, for 36 years. She is the recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Educator Award from the National Middle School Association, and is a is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Adolescent English/Language Arts. She is the author of Creative Book Reports, Active Word Play, and Student Engagement is FUNdamental.
Sheila Booth-Alberstadt has a calling to write children’s book with purpose—books that deliver a message to both the adult and the child. She’s written children’s books that tackle grief and other sensitive topics as part of her mission to create children’s books that portray untold stories of the thousands of children who suffer in dysfunctional environments.
Gin Phillips’ first novel was The Well and the Mine and her new release is Come In and Cover Me. Gin worked as a freelance magazine writer for nearly a decade. Her newly released novel is The Hidden Summer.
Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director of the International Reading Association. She has more than 20 years of experience in the leadership and management of educational organizations. The focus of Post’s career has been the improvement and enrichment of reading and language development programs for school-age youth and creation of a supportive environment of professional learning to enhance teacher practice.
Robert Little is a nationally-recognized, award-winning motivational speaker and best-selling author. DREAMPOWER: Using Life Lessons, Research-based practices and the Psychology of Motivation to Win in Education. He shares self-help motivational strategies and stress management techniques designed to take care of emotional and physical needs in order to maintain vigor, improve student achievement, and to avoid burnout.