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The California Reading Association

     Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

The California Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

The California
Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

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2017 Professional Development Institute

October 20 - 21, 2017

Pacific Palms Resort, Los Angeles County


Friday, October 20
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Billingsley
Aim to Grow Your Brain

Joanne Billingsley, a former Texas regional Teacher of the Year, is a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and nationally acclaimed lecturer for the Bureau of Education & Research (BER) and the Greenleaf Brain Institute. Her groundbreaking book, Aim to Grow Your Brain: The Secret Mindset of Underachieving Students was released in October 2009. The message she delivers is a powerful one: Smart is something you get, not just something you are; we all have the potential to grow in intelligence and build a better brain.

Joanne will also do a breakout session on Saturday, October 21 - 9:45 - 10:45 am -Making Words REAL-Proven Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary FAST across ALL Content Areas!


Saturday, October 21
Keynote Speaker: Danny Brassell
The Reading Makeover: Bringing Joy Back into Education

The standardized testing craze has terrified students and led many great educators to quit. Get ready to get pumped-up about reading! Join internationally-acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Danny Brassell as he reminds educators of their importance in the every day reading development of children. He’ll remind you how to laugh, sing, dance, play and read great books in order to bring the joy back into education.


Authors
Patricia Newman, Lee Wardlaw, Kenneth Peek, Gretchen Woelfle, MaryAnn Fraser, Icy Smith, Alexis O'Neill, Susan Rubin, Myron Uhlberg, Joan Bransfield Graham, Virginia Loh-Hagan, Helen Foster James


2016 Eureka! Honorees

ELA/ELD Framework and Materials



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Opportunities for Teachers

CRA is pleased to provide a new link for professional development opportunities. On-line classes, webinars and  links to websites that our members might find valuable, can be found on this link.

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$2000 "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award
$500 to CRA Council that nominates a winning K-8 educator
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