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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 Online Payment Registration
You must still complete the Conference Registration Form below.
(A transaction fee will be assessed for online registration.)

2016 Conference Registration Form
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2016 Conference Powerpoint (Revised 5/9/2016)
2016 Conference at a Glance
2016 Conference Handout (Revised 5/9/2016)
2016 Conference Program Proposal Form
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2016 Iowa Reading Association Complete Program Book (Draft)
Scheman Building Floor Plan

2016 Exhibitor/Vendor Registration

2016 Exhibitor Letter
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2016 Exhibitor Registration
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2016 Exhibitor Program
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2016 Iowa Reading Association Recertification Credit - Heartland AEA

Registration for the 2016 Iowa Reading Association Conference for Recertification Credit from Heartland AEA takes place on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 on the First Floor of the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa. Personnel from Heartland AEA will be available at the conference on Tuesday morning.

1. Activity Registration Form
2. Course Description
3. Registration Directions

2016 Iowa Reading Association Conference for Graduate Credit - Viterbo University

Viterbo University will be offering 1-hour of graduate college credit for licensed teachers. In order to qualify for the 1-hour of graduate credit, attendees must attend both days of the conference (Tuesday and Wednesday) in addition to meeting with Lori Vicker, Viterbo instructor, at the designated time during the conference and completion of assignments. The cost of the credit is $110, payable directly to Viterbo University in advance with pre-registration or on-site at the Viterbo table during the conference.

To pre-register for the graduate credit through Viterbo, please complete the below registration, sign it and then return it via an email attachment to Kathy Westcott, at You may also register for the graduate credit at the conference by visiting the Viterbo information table. Questions about the graduate credit option may be emailed to Michael Gonzalez at

1. Graduate Credit Registration Form - Viterbo University

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.