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Programs - 2005

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.

2005 IRA L-SR SIG Program
May 3, 2005
San Antonio, TX
Open to all conferees (with interests preschool through adult)
Program Chair
Denise Stuart
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Keynote Address
Joyce Carol Thomas
award-winning author of books for children, teens, and adults including:
Linda Brown, You Are Not Alone: Brown v. Board of Education
What's the Hurry Fox!
(first is a set of stories from Zora Neal Hurston's collection of cultural folktales), and Gospel Cinderella
Harper Collins
Roundtable Presentations:

The Three C’s: Citizenship, Culture and Care
Speakers: Mark Love, Barbara DeBernardis, Anne Marks,
Lakenheath Elementary School, Lakenheath, England

Social Action for Young Children: A Narrative Report
Speaker: Marsha L. Thicksten, California State University, Long Beach CA

Meet Character “Ed”
Speakers: Hillary Schwartz, Kelly Davis, Holly Smith and Jackie Conarton,
Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City, MD

A Look at a Community-Based Literacy Organization: the Environment and the Students
Speaker: Dixiane Hallaj, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Literacy and Respecting Diverse Cultures: Avoiding the Tourist Education
Speaker: Tamara McPherson, Texas A & M, Commerce, TX

Closing the Literacy Gap for Urban Students with Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Content Areas
Speakers: Ruth Oswald, Karen Harrington, Lynn Smolen. and Denise Stuart,
The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Breaking Barriers to Get Coeds to Tutor or How a College Professor Builds Seaworthy Boats with Sixth Graders Speaker: Ana Lado, Marymount University, Arlington,VA

Social Responsibility in Seven Cross-Age Tutoring Situations
Speaker: Greta Nagel, California State University, Long Beach, CA

Water, the Critical Resource
Speakers: Debra Frasier and Julie Reimer, Minneapolis, MN

Using Social Interaction in an Academic Context
Speaker: Ann A. Kennedy, Arlington County Public Schools, Arlington, VA

Getting Out the Vote
Speakers: Kathy Everts Danielson, University of Nebraska at Omaha &
Jan LaBonty, University of Montana

Teacher Leadership through Coaching: Empowering Teachers to Lead Effective School-wide Literacy Reform
Speaker: Debby Lott, California Department of Education, Davis CA

Concluding Remarks and Exhibits
Cynthia McDermott-LeCorte, President, LSR SIG
Business Meeting

A short business meeting will follow the program.


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