Virginia State Reading Association

Virginia State Reading Association

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VSRA is a professional organization actively engaged in promoting literacy throughout Virginia. We support our community by sharing current instructional strategies and research. We advocate for the elimination of illiteracy in our state.  Learn more...  


The International Literacy Association (ILA) has recognized VSRA with two awards: The Award of Excellence and the Advocacy Program!


 Name our 2018 conference mascot!

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Help us name our conference mascot! What is the perfect name for our little visitor who is Reading Our World and Inspiring the Future? We'll pick the top 5 entries for a run-off vote on Facebook to determine the grand prize winner! This contest is open to all ages! The deadline is June 15, 2017, and there are prizes available!  Click here to enter the contest!

 


2018 Conference Call for Proposals

The 51st annual conference will be held in Richmond, VA from March 8-10, 2018, at the Richmond Marriott and Convention Center.  Please consider submitting a proposal for a conference session.  The first call for proposals will be on June 15, 2017.  A final call for proposals will be on August 25, 2017.   Proposals can be submitted here via Google Forms.

All proposals will be reviewed beginning on August 26, 2017, and we do not anticipate extensions for this deadline.  Lead presenters will be notified of proposal acceptances by November 30, 2017.  Please direct any questions to Joan Rhodes, the 2018 conference chair, at VSRAjoan@outlook.com.

You may use the following link to obtain a PDF version of the proposal to assist with your planning:

http://bit.ly/2o6DKpV However, the Google Form must be used to submit your final proposal.


Literacy: The Root of all Learning

50th Anniversary Conference

Thank you for joining us for our 50th Anniversary, we hope to see all of you again next year in Richmond!

Certificate of Attendance

ATTENDEES: To obtain your Certificate of Attendance you must complete the post-conference survey sent to your email. (If you did not receive it, please contact ashaw@vsra.org or mnixon@vsra.org and it will be re-sent to you.)

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Membership is Open for the 2016-17 School Year!

The cost of joining VSRA and a local council is $30.  The cost is only $20 for paraprofessionals, retirees, and full-time students. Can't decide which local council to join?  Check out the list of local councils on the Membership page.  Consider joining more than one council to increase your professional development opportunities and broaden your networking circle.  There are two statewide councils, one for secondary educators and one for college reading educators. They are great councils to join in addition to your local council(s). Members may add a dual and tertiary council for $10 each.  Click here for more information about the value of membership in VSRA.

The VSRA Membership year runs from August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017.

Don't Delay -- Join Now!

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Check out all of the exciting events happening around the state of Virginia! For more information, see our Calendar of Events.


Voting is now closed for the Virginia Reader's Choice program! The winners will be announced soon! Thank you to everyone who participated!


The 2017-2018 Virginia Reader's Choice book lists are now available!

Click here to access the Primary, Elementary, Middle School, and High School lists.


 

 

 

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 VSRA conference, we hope you enjoyed your time with us in Mermaid City!


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