International Reading Association (IRA), International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC)
European Leadership Seminar
Ljubljana, Slovenia 24th – 25th January 2014
Venue:Cankarjev dom (Congress Centre), Ljubljana (Slovenie)
Organisers: International Reading Association International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) in cooperation with International Reading Association (IRA) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA)
Purpose:To support established and emerging National Affiliates of the International Reading Association in their endeavours to develop in their officers the knowledge and ability needed to run a voluntary, professional organisation.
- (1) The Aims and expectations of the leadership seminar. Faclitators Meeli Pandis, Greg Brooks
- (2) The International Reading Association Marcie Craig Post
- (3) European Associations and National Affiliates. Meeli Pandis
- (4) The history and work of the IDEC Ann Sofie Selin, Pehr-Olof Rönnholm
- (5) Promoting membership Shlomo Alon, Karen Maass
- (6) The role of a leader Marcie Craig Post, Amy Loretta-Kushner Schulte
Parallel workshops (8)
- (1)Working with government agencies, partners and/or the media Facilitators Veronika Rot Gabrovec, Estela D´Angelo
- (2) How to publish and disseminate information on literacy issue Facilitators Henrietta Dombey, Eldbjørg Tøsdal Lyssand
- (3) How to run projects Facilitators Sandra Kalnina Diana, Zhelezova-Mindizova, Helin Puksand
- (4) How to host a conference Facilitators Ulla-Britt Persson, Margit Böck,
- (5) How to apply for funding Facilitators Ariana Stanca Vacaretu, Renate Valtin
- (6) Information flow and communication Facilitator Jeroen Clemens
- (7) Strategic and action planning for the individual affiliates and the region as a whole Facilitators Marcie Craig Post, Amy Loretta-Kushner Schulte
- (8) Managing budgets and finding funding/sponsorship Facilitators Marcie Craig Post, Amy Loretta-Kushner Schulte
UKLA 50th International Conference ‘50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change’.
The University of Sussex, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th July 2014
Speakers to include Ken Goodman, Myra Barrs, David Crystal, and Teresa Cremin.
The deadline for submissions will be 2nd December 2013.
The 50th UKLA international conference will be a special occasion for the United Kingdom Literacy Association and all its members. We will be celebrating 50 years of our Association’s work in literacy education. It will be an occasion to look back but, very importantly, to look ahead to the future.
The general theme of this year’s conference provides opportunities to explore and critique the development of literacy teaching over the last 50 years. However, we invite contributors to bring news of research, scholarship, teaching and innovation in literacy education that will inspire delegates to consider the next 50 years.
The theme, ‘50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change’ will explore research and practice on the following topics:
• the politics of literacy; • teaching and learning about poetry; • media, multi-literacies and multimodal practices; • inclusion and equality; • creative approaches to the teaching of literacy; • the role of libraries
• literacy in the early years; • adult literacy
These, and many more themes, will feature in this convivial conference and we invite you to contribute proposals for symposia, seminars, research reports and workshops.
The deadline for submissions will be 2nd December 2013. Submit proposals for presentations, seminars, workshops and symposia for this conference online.
If online submission is not possible, please email Patricia Latorre, Conference Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about offline submissions.
UKLA Conferences and Website
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 223 1664
Fax: 0116 223 1665
The 18th European Conference on Reading was held in Jönköping, Sweden, August 6-9, 2013 and was a success. More than 300 participants, almost 170 presentations and workshops.The weather was great and so was Jönköping.
The programme and other information you’ll find on the Conference Page of the European Conference on Reading 2013.
In this post presentations will be shared in alphabetical order. Come back regularly to look for updates. We would prefer it if you upload your presentation to http://www.slideshare.net and give us the link so our server will not be overloaded. If this is not possible, send the original presentation or ask for help. Send link or presentation to europeidec[at]gmail.com.
Presentations and workshops
The theme of this year’s conference is Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning.
The 37th RAI Annual International Conference takes place in the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin from September 26th -28th 2013.
This year’s keynote speakers are Catherine Snow, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Robert Dunbar, Children’s book critic and Former Head of English in CICE.
For more information download the Call for papers RAI conference 2013
Take a look at INNOVATE13. Designed to capture the collective learning of Innovate 2013. Grow your ideas here. The physical conference will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month (January 19-21, 2013) While there will be educators physically traveling to Sao Paulo, you can attend virtually. I will be there and I hope to meet a lot of you too.
Virtual Participants: No travel costs are involved, NO registration fees are required. Make a commitment to
- mark your calendar to be able to participate. January 19-21, 2013
- find a dedicated “conference attendance” time. Use that time to read through the Twitter stream/hashtag, Ning activities generated through the conference, resources being shared.
- ACTIVELY participate versus PASSIVELY consuming information. Contribute resources, your own perspective, thoughts and experience.
- make strategic connections with physical attendees. Continue reading
Welcome to the 18th European Conference on Reading!
In Jönköping, Sweden, August 6-9, 2013
The Conference 2013 is held at the University of Jönköping. The university is located in the city centre with a walking distance to the rail station and the city centre.
The conference is arranged by SCIRA (Swedish Council of International Reading Association), in cooperation with School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, IDEC (International Reading Association’s International Development in Europe Committee) and FELA (Federation of European Literacy Associations)
Venue: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University
Registration fee before 15 May 2013 1350 SEK (160 €), after 15 May 2013 1550 SEK (180 €)
Accompanying person: 650 SEK (82 €)
Deadline for Proposals: 1 November 2012
Detailed information at www.destinationjonkoping.se/scira or www.scira.nu
Conference Theme: New Challenges – New Literacies
Donald Leu, University of Connecticut, USA
Jackie Marsh, Sheffield University, UK
Elsie Anderberg, Jönköping University, Sweden
Stefan Samuelsson, Linköping University, Sweden Continue reading
58th Annual IRA Convention in San Antonio: April 19-22, 2013
Learn more at www.iraconvention.org
We just made the minutes of the IDEC wintermeeting 2012 available for you.
Go to the Vienna IDEC Meeting page and there it is.
Thank you for your interest in IDEC
More information from 16th Nordic Reading Conference 13 – 14 June 2012 in Reykjavik
Motivation, creativity, more reading
For more information see the conference page