IRA 2013: Celebrating Teachers Making a Difference
The International Reading Association held its 58th annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, from April 19-22, 2013. Here are some highlights from the event.
- First, a little pre-conference prep.
- — Maggie B. Roberts (@MaggieBRoberts)Fri, Apr 19 2013 06:54:11New post on tips for introverts and attending professional conferences @teachkate #IRA2013 http://kateandmaggie.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/how-to-thrive-during-a-convention-ira2013-edition/ …s.com/2013/04/19/how…
- — Christopher Lehman (@iChrisLehman)Thu, Apr 18 2013 20:58:32
- — Jennifer Dare (@jenn_dare)Fri, Apr 19 2013 06:14:41
- For some, the excitement started long before they even set foot in San Antonio.
- Arriving at the conference was no easy feat; due to unexpected weather events, many found their flights delayed, diverted, and even canceled. But while Mother Nature proved a formidable foe, some attendees were so determined that they willingly undertook semi-epic journeys just to make it to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
- IRA 2013 kicked off on Friday, April 19th, with a full day of pre-conference institutes.
- — Wendy Loewenstein (@WendyL612)Fri, Apr 19 2013 07:19:08
- That may have been true, but Chris wouldn't be alone for long. Attendees were encouraged to live tweet their sessions, and buttons with the official conference hashtag were distributed on-site.
- Conference-goers rose to the challenge. Here are some of the nuggets of wisdom they shared that first day:
- — Barb Novak (@BarbENovak)Fri, Apr 19 2013 07:26:31
- — Margaret Hale (@grithale)Fri, Apr 19 2013 07:27:16Don't we want engagement for our students to be something that comes from within? -Ellin Keene in Institute 2, #IRA2013 .
- — Mr. David Wiggins (@EESPrincipal)Fri, Apr 19 2013 07:32:56
- — Mr. David Wiggins (@EESPrincipal)Fri, Apr 19 2013 07:44:08#IRA2013 "Just as we want kids to base their claims on evidence, so we must hold our standards to that same standard." Dr. David Pearson
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