The California Reading Association
     Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years



2015 Professional Development Institute

October 23 - 24, 2015

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, CA

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lori Oczkus

  • Dr. MaryEllen Vogt

  • Find the Joy in the Common Core
  • Create the Joy with English Learners
  • Continue the Joy with Parent Engagement

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2014 PDI Speaker Handouts & Resources

Great Winter Reading Challenge

Did your school participate this past year? If not, good news, we are having the event again this year. Same rules and same great prizes.

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Winter Reading Challenge Results

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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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