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Iowa Reading Association



2016 Iowa Reading Association
ESEA Title I Conference

June 28-29, 2016

Iowa State Center: Scheman Building

Iowa State University | Ames, Iowa

2016 Conference Powerpoint
2016 Conference Handout
2016 Conference Program Proposal Form
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Scheman Building Floor Plan

Purposes of the Iowa Reading Association

       * Serve as a professional organization concerned about reading;

        * Stimulated and promote the study of reading at all educational levels;

        * Disseminate information of investigations and practices;

        * Maintain an awareness of the impact of reading;

        * Advise and monitor teacher-training programs;

        * Promote mutual understanding and cooperation among educators; and

        * Promote a level of reading proficiency among all people that is commensurate                          

            with each individual’s unique capacity.


        * Sponsor an annual leadership workshop for local council leaders to encourage

           active local participation

        * Provide professional development opportunities for state leaders

        * Help local councils develop alternative models for programming

        * Foster communication and the dissemination of information through emerging                       


        * Continue to network with other professional entities

Educational Programming

         * Disseminate information concerning legislative issues and reading research,

           theory, and practice through association publications and communications

        * Continue International Reading Association affiliation

        * Plan and implement a state conference

Legislative Endeavors

        * Implement a phone tree to alert members for immediate response on critical

          legislative issues

       * Provide members with names and phone numbers to take a pro-active stance

          regarding educational concerns

       * Contract with legislative liaison


Do you know anyone on the current Iowa Reading Board? If so, you know that person as a fun, caring professional like yourself, but a few members have positions of expiring terms. You have the opportunity to join this group of leaders and fill those positions. It would be one of the most rewarding professional things of your career.

Any Comments/Questions

Email Clark Goltz, Executive Director of Iowa Reading Association

Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Handbook

Revised June, 2014

International Reading Association

Executive Board Minutes Iowa Reading Board Minutes Delegates Assembly Board Minutes

The mission of the Iowa Reading Association, an interactive group of individuals interested in reading, is to promote literacy through leadership, educational programming, and legislative endeavors.