Posts by ECMacDonald

KSRA Exemplary Service Award

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

IMG_1474Rosie Colbert was presented the first KSRA Exemplary Service Award at the June Leadership Workshop. This award recognizes her dedication and countless hours of service to KSRA. Rosie is pictured here with Julie B. Wise (2014-2015 President) and Michael Williams (2014-2015 President Elect). Join us in congratulating Rosie!

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Important Updated Information Regarding Reading Specialist Certification in PA

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Important Updated Information Regarding Reading Specialist Certification in PA
On 6/23/15, President Julie B. Wise, President-elect Michael Williams, and Advocacy Chair Millie Henning met with Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera and Theresa Barnaby, Director, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality.
 
The topic of discussion was the requirements for obtaining reading specialist certification in the State of Pennsylvania.  We provided the Secretary with a brief background leading up to this meeting.
 
We stated KSRA’s position that obtaining the Reading Specialist Certificate must be restricted to individuals who have completed a rigorous graduate program in reading, including supervised field experience and clinical practicum.
 
These KSRA representatives provided the Secretary with the rationale for KSRA’S position, stated the action sought from PDE, and offered our assistance.
On January 14, 2015, PDE adjusted its policy restricting the test only option to holders of certificates from programs that, in its view, provided considerable preparation in reading.  We are appreciative of this moratorium and are asking KSRA members to send letters or emails to Secretary Rivera expressing that appreciation.
 
Click here for a sample letter that you may use or write your own thank you expression to Secretary Rivera.
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Leadership Workshop 2015

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Read_like_a_championKSRA’s 2015 Leadership Workshop hosted 97 council leaders from 29 councils across Pennsylvania. The resources from the sessions can be found on the 2015 Leadership Workshop website. Even if you were not able to attend, check out the website for useful resources, especially for council leaders. Click here to access the website.

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Catch the vision of the new International Literacy Association!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Congratulations!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

AwardCongratulations are in order for the following recipients of awards for 2014-2015 from the International Literacy Association. These awards will be presented at the 2015 ILA Convention in St. Louis this summer. We hope you plan to attend!

Honor Council

  • Chester County Reading Association
  • Colonial Association of Reading Educators
  • Delaware County Reading Council
  • Erie Reading Council
  • Luzerne County Reading Council

Award of Excellence

  • Keystone State Reading Association

Advocacy Award

  • Keystone State Reading Association
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