Dropbox folder for IDEC

We decided in our Glasgow meeting to use Dropbox to share documents. Dropbox is a cloud service were we all can put our files to share with each other. You can reach Dropbox online, but the nice thing is, when you have a free account to Dropbox you download a Dropbox folder on your computer. In this folder you can put all the files you want ti share and you find there all the files others want to share with you. This folder will synchronize with the online Dropbox folder automatically  so you will be in sync all the time. It will become an ordinary folder on your hard drive, which you can use. So you don’t have to go online to Dropbox, but just use the Dropbox folder on your computer.

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Join INNOVATE13 conference Sao Paulo

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.
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Help to enrich the report of the EU High Level Group of Experts on Literacy

Renate valtin asked us to help.
Dear IDEC-members, dear friends and colleagues. In the meantime you all have received the Report of the High Level Group of Experts, established by the EU-commission, were Greg and Renate were members. Here is again the link to this document.  http://ec.europa.eu/education/literacy/index_en.htm  You will notice that in the report there are some projects and best-practice-examples of different nations. In the document three broad categories are differentiated: (1) creating a literate environment, (2)  quality of education and (3) participation and inclusion. Each of these categories has only a limited number of practical examples and could be enriched by more examples.
Because of the scope of the report only a few examples have been included. I think it is a good idea to collect and document more projects and positive examples. … Continue reading

Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy

We are happy to inform that Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy is affiliated to IRA. Congratulations and best wishes to the association and thanks to all who were involved into the process.
Rūta Elijošaitytė and Rūta Kačkutė where the main engines. Global Affairs and Pehr Olof Rönnholm provided instrumental guidance. Special thanks to Amy Kuchner for constant and efficient support.
We are looking for a success of Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy  in IRA and IDEC family.
We are looking for more groups in European countries following Lithuanian example in establishing and affiliation process.

18th European Conference on 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 … Continue reading