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ILA at Home Webinars

Learn from leading voices in literacy in these one-hour webinars. Log in for the live event to interact with attendees and participate in the presenter Q&A, or watch on demand at a time that works best for you.

ILA at Home Webinars are free to ILA members. Become an ILA member today and enjoy the special member rate on this and future ILA at Home Webinars.

Building a Global Literacy Community in a Time of Remote/Hybrid Learning

Technology is making it easier than ever to connect students to the world and foster closeness while being physically distant. In this time of remote and hybrid learning, students' motivation and engagement can be revitalized through making connections with cross-cultural communities online.

In this ILA at Home event, Global Teacher Prize Finalist and ILA 2021 30 Under 30 honoree Akash Patel will discuss how educators can connect their students with individuals from around the world and share resources for standards-based interdisciplinary learning experiences that connect, engage, and empower students as valued global citizens. "I see literacy as a window to communicate with the world," says Patel. "It's an opportunity to travel through reading, writing, and speaking with people of different cultures."

Akash Patel

Registration: $45.00  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

Access is available on demand through February 7, 2022.


Early Reading Difficulties: Improving Outcomes for All Students

Media-fueled debates about the source of children's early reading difficulties and what should be done to address them can create confusion by oversimplifying the issue. The result? Unproductive conversations that shed more heat than light. In this ILA at Home event, Marjorie Y. Lipson, Jeanne R. Paratore, and Victoria J. Risko will review key research on reading difficulties and outline what educators can do to improve outcomes for all students.

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Jeanne R. ParatoreJeanne R. Paratore

Victoria J. RiskoVictoria J. Risko

Registration: $45.00  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

Access is available on demand through July 26, 2021.

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Embedding a Culture of Literacy in Teacher Preparation Programs

To achieve effective and equitable literacy instruction for all students, it is critical that instructors and students in teacher preparation programs work together to provide meaningful literacy instruction across all disciplines. Embedding a culture of literacy can accomplish this goal. In this ILA at Home event, Eugene Pringle Jr. will share with attendees ways in which teacher preparation programs can work to infuse a culture of literacy across all programs of study and ways in which it can be accomplished through a collective and strategic approach.

Eugene Pringle Jr.

Registration: $45.00  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

Access is available on demand through November 22, 2021.


Instructional Level or Challenging Text: Too Hard or Not Hard Enough?

For decades teachers have been told that it is important to match books to children's reading levels to facilitate learning. But how effective is this practice? In this ILA Digital Event, Timothy Shanahan will explore the research on instructional level and teaching with complex text—and share a different approach more likely to help children to read better.

Tim Shanahan

Registration: $45.00  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

Access is available on demand through May 3, 2021.

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Making a Case for Reading Joy

Adults who habitually read find personal enjoyment and benefit from it. Unfortunately, too many young people report reading experiences that disconnect them from reading joy or discourage its development. We can teach young people to become proficient, critical readers without damaging their reading interest and engagement in the process.

In this ILA Digital Event, Donalyn Miller, award-winning Texas teacher and author, describes some conditions, rituals, and instructional opportunities that engage young people with reading and set them on the path to joyful reading for a lifetime.

Donalyn Miller

Registration: $45.00  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

Access is available on demand through August 30, 2021.

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