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Create a Culture of Literacy at ILA 2019!

ILA National Recognition in the CAEP Accreditation Process and the ILA Certificate of Distinction for Reading/Literacy Specialist Programs

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

This workshop is designed to support reading/literacy specialist and literacy coach program faculty who plan to write a CAEP, AAQEP, or state-mandated report on program alignment to ILA's Standards 2017. The workshop will focus on two specific opportunities: ILA National Recognition for reading/literacy specialist programs and the ILA Certificate of Distinction (ILA CoD).

ILA National Recognition for reading/literacy specialist preparation programs continues to be the gold standard of excellence and is awarded only by the International Literacy Association. The first half of the workshop will provide an overview of the changing landscape of teacher preparation program approval and engage participants in discussion on ways to attain and maintain ILA National Recognition. 

The second half of the workshop will focus on the ILA CoD and the innovative programs that have earned this recognition. Literacy leaders and faculty of these distinguished programs will share their experiences of the ILA CoD process, including how their programs made improvements to align with ILA's Standards 2017. There will also be time for individual consultations for those writing a CAEP SPA report and those interested in writing or reviewing an ILA CoD report.

Learn more about ILA's National Recognition for reading/literacy specialist programs here and the ILA CoD here.

Please note the following:

  • This workshop is free, but registration is required. Participants will need a registration badge to enter.
  • Attendees can register for this workshop without registering for the Core Conference.
  • Workshop participants who want to attend the Core Conference should avoid choosing the Conference Complete or Conference Plus—Institute Day registration packages.
  • Workshop attendees cannot register for Institute Day or Edcamp Literacy because these events occur at the same time as the workshop.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.