Last spring, IRA charged a committee to investigate national and international practices used for evaluating teachers and assessing teacher effectiveness. The committee, charged by Dr. Rita Bean of University of Pittsburg and Dr. Annemarie Jay of Widener University (both KSRA members), met for the first time at the IRA Conference in May in New Orleans. Since then, tasks were set and the committee has been busy collecting information. A survey was constructed and the committee is asking for help from all IRA members (through their state/provincial councils) to take the brief survey (15 questions) and encourage their colleagues to take it as well. The survey asks how teachers are evaluated, who evaluates them, and what impact reading professionals have in helping teachers implement best practices. The committee chairs are asking that the survey be returned to them by November 1, 2014. They appreciate the participation of all general and special education teachers, reading professionals, and school administrators.Read More
It is here! The 2014 KSRA Conference brochure with all the information you need to plan you attendance at this year’s conference. Learn about speakers, events, and more. The brochure includes registration information. Check it out today!Read More
Council leaders attending this weekend’s KSRA Leadership Workshop will want to check out the Leadership Workshop Website. Given the theme of this year’s workshop, iLead: Embracing the Challenges of Digital Age Leadership, there will be no printed program. Rather, the website contains detailed schedules and much more. The website will be updated throughout the weekend.
You can visit the workshop website by clicking here.Read More
Rose Cappelli, soon to be KSRA Vice President, and Lynne Dorfman, long time KSRA leader, were signing copies of their books at the Stenhouse booth at the IRA Convention in New Orleans. Congratulations!Read More