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Programs - 2007

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 and to submit a program proposal for 2008.

2007 IRA L-SR SIG Program
May 17, 2007, Thursday afternoon, 12:30 - 3:15 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre South 803
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Open to all conferees (with interests preschool through adult)
Welcome and Opening Comments
Melanie Cohen Goodman, Program Co-Chair, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, speaking for Organizing Co-Chairs Greta Nagel and Marsha Thicksten, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Keynote Address
Voice, Identity and Socially Responsible Leadership: A Transformative Education Process
Round Table Presentations:
1:00 - 2:00

Books Beyond Borders. Speakers: Dr. Ernie Bond, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, Glenna Sloan, Author, & members of the Outstanding International Booklist panel.

Removing Boundaries and Strengthening Understanding through Multicultural Outreach Packets. Speakers: Jennifer Bozeka & Susan Turner, University of Akron, Akron, OH

The Culture of Community: A Teacher-Candidate Picture Book Assignment. Speakers: Dr. Francis S. Broadway & Dr. Ruth A. Oswald, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

The Internet in Urban Education for Social Change and Community Service. Speakers: Carole Cox, California State University, Long Beach, & Tricia Allan, Ranida Delarosa, Nicollete Kevic, and Connie Nam, ABC Unified School District, Cerritos, CA

Exploring Unique Families through Picture Books. Speaker: Dr. Patricia Dean, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, and authors John McCutcheon and Deborah Hopkinson

Strategies and Books to Foster Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning in Native and Non-Native English Speaking Children (Ages Four to Eight). Speakers: Eleanor Black Eskey, University of Southern California & Beth Breneman, California Department of Education

Fostering Social Emotional and Academic Growth through Listening and Writing. Speakers: Dr. Virginia Howard & Dr James A Fox, University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC

Immigrant Adolescents Attack Digital Storytelling: What Are They Thinking? Speaker: Dr. Ann Kennedy, Arlington County, VA, Public Schools

Exploring Social Issues through Interactive Writing. Speaker: Adria F. Klein, CSU San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA.

Environmental Stewardship and the Award-winning Green Earth Books Award. Speakers: Dr. Laura L. Marasco and recipient authors/illustrators of the Green Earth Book Award, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Critical Viewing: A Gateway to Social Awareness. Speaker: Marylou M. Matoush, Western Carolina University, NC

Using Text to Build a Bridge towards New Experiences. Speaker: Jessica Mickish, Kofa High School, Yuma Union High School District #70, AZ

Engaging ESL Students in Literacy through Place-Based Inquiry. Speaker: Dr. Margaret Mize, Chaminade, University of Honolulu (Teacher Education Division)

Collaboration + Cooperation= Success. Speaker: Marcia Mondschein, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

Hair as a Cultural Theme in Children's Literature. Speakers: Masha Kabakow Rudman, Professor of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Maria Jose Botelho, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (OISE)

Reading Against War: Writing for Peace. Speakers: Kathleen Shannon & Patrick Shannon, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Caring and Sharing: Using Children’s Literature to Inspire Community Action. Speaker: Denise Stuart, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Literacy and Civic Engagement with Teens and Tweens. Speakers: Caroline Vornberg & Sheri Vasinda, Texas A & M, Commerce, TX

Literacy and Character Development: A Transformative Pedagogy. Speaker: Darnell Williams, Director of Induction Program, Boston Public Schools Teacher Residency Program, Boston, MA

Nice Neighbors: Extending the Summer Reading Clinic Program to Meet Community Needs. Speaker: Melanie Cohen Goodman, Ph.D. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

Closing Keynote
22:00 - 3:00.

Award-Winning Author Lynne Cherry
Recipient of the National Green Earth Book Award
Latest book: The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle
See more information at her website by clicking her name

Closing Comments
3:00 - 3:15
Denise H. Stuart, President, Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Business Meeting
3:15 - 4:00

A short business meeting will follow the program.


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