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Programs - 2004

Each year the IRA Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG (IRA L-SR SIG) sponsors a program at the annual national IRA convention.

This program is open to all conferees, with interests from preschool through adult education.

Those interested in greeting, meeting, and networking with program presenters and others with similar interests are especially encouraged to attend the program, business meeting, and/or informal social gathering. IRA members are also invited to become members of this SIG.

2004 IRA L-SR SIG Program
Thursday, May 6, 2004
9:00 am - 11:45 am, Nugget Hotel, Pavilion D
Reno - Tahoe, NV
Open to all conferees (with interests preschool through adult)
Program Chair
Denise Stuart
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Keynote Address
Rita Williams-Garcia
Award-winning author of Blue Tights,
Fast Talk on a Slow Track
(ALA Best Book for Young Adults), Like Sisters on the Homefront (Coretta Scott King Honor Book, ALA Best Book, IRA Notable Book for a Global Society), and Every Time a Rainbow Dies
Harper Collins
Roundtable Presentations:

Education and Preservation of the Mayan Culture:
Collaborative and Cooperative International Literacy Project

Speakers: Marcia Mondschein, Nassau Reading Council, NY and
Ellie Friedland, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

We Care: How Books Set the Tone, Make a Difference
Speaker: Sylvia P. Maxson, California State University, Long Beach, CA

Reciprocal Learning: Service Learning and Project R.I.S.E
Speakers: Judith Buzzi, The University of Akron and
Debra Manteghi, Project R.I.S.E, Akron, OH

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn Across the Curriculum
Speakers: Carole Turner and Joe Pelkola,
Ishpeming, Michigan Public Schools, Marguette, MI

Making New Book Friends: Current Literature Fostering Cultural “Appreciation, Building of the Environment, and Building Global Understanding
Speaker: Armin Schulz, California State University - Cancelled

Where is the Research? Five Social & Emotional Learning Competencies Critical for Students’ Academic Growth and
Their Role in a Review of 250 Character Education Programs

Speaker: Beth Breneman, California Department of Education, CA, and Eleanor Black Eskey, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Integrating Service Learning and University Field Experiences
Speaker: Rebekah Kelleher, Wingate University, NC

A Model to Develop Critical Thinking Skills of a Multiethnic, Diverse College Freshman.
Speakers:  Virginia H. Howard and James Fox, University of the District of Columbia

How to Stop Mean Behavior!
Speakers: J. Cynthia McDermott-LaCorte, California State University and Sharon James, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Children's Books that Promote Service Learning
Speakers:  Kathy Danielson, University of Nebraska at Omaha and Jan LaBonty, University of Montana

Using Children's Literature to Create Space for Critical Conversation and Social Action Projects
Speakers:  Vivian M. Vasquez, American University, Washington, D.C. and Michael R. Muise, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Using Holocaust Literature to Teach Social Responsibility and Character Education
Speaker:  Randy Schietz, The School District of Palm Beach County, FL - Cancelled

Personal Narrative: Extending Social Education Beyond the Classroom
Speaker: Erin Hazlet, the Compass School. Rumford, RI - Cancelled
Concluding Remarks and Exhibits
Business Meeting

A short business meeting will follow the program.


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