The International Reading Association Conference is coming to San Antonio April 19-22 and I get to attend! Every year, I get the pamphlets and e-mails about it being in some city far away and I always wish I could go. This year, I am just a couple hours away! I hate missing school, even for professional development, but this is an opportunity I cannot pass up.
Just some of the people scheduled to speak:
Stephanie Harvey...Regie Routman...Ruth Culham
Debbie Diller..Fountas and Pinnell
And so many more! I've only just begun browsing. The best news is that I get to attend at a significantly lower rate because I am an IRA student member (since I'm still taking grad classes).
But, as I began looking through all of the sessions, I see so many about the Common Core. Does anyone else in Texas feel completely left out of the loop with this state not adopted them? I feel like I will be at a disadvantage if I ever need to look for a teaching job in another state!
Does anyone else get to attend the IRA conference this spring? You can find more information here: IRA 2013 Convention