Wisconsin State Reading Association

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February 7-9, 2019 #WSRA19 convention at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI 
Literacy Excellence: Equity, Engagement, and Empowerment 
Submit a proposal to present at #WSRA19. This window of opportunity to propose a session closes on May 15, 2018. 
Registration for the convention will open for #WSRA19 in October of 2018.  

WSRA's Newest Board of Directors Members
Deborah Cromer, WSRA 2018-2019 President;
Michelle Mullen
, Third Vice President;

Amanda DeVries, Southwest Zone Coordinator;
Brian Perrodin, Central Zone Coordinator;
Tanya Evans, Southeast Zone Coordinator; 

Mark Rajkovich, Director of Membership; &
Tom Leis, Public Relations Liaison

WSRA's Upcoming Events

Reading Council Meetings!   See the WSRA event calendar

May 19, 2018 Click this link: Leadership Learning Circle to register for the May 19 meeting. [This is for WSRA Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Council President/Vice President/President Elect] and will be held at the Carroll University Graduate Studies location in Waukesha. For more details, please email Joyce at Registration due date: May 11. 

June 21-22, 2018 Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium: Writing Instruction: Research Into Practice, Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton For more information, click here.

August 2, 2018
Andy HargreavesCollaborative Professionalism: The Next Frontier for Teacher Leadership  Register here.  Andy Hargreaves has written the book on professional collaboration. But, as he and his colleague, Michael O’Connor, have realized, there is so much more to learn about it still. Lesson study, job-alike networks, professional learning communities, data-teams, peer reviews: what are the different ways for teachers to collaborate to improve student learning? Which ones are better or worse than the others? How do teachers collaborate differently across systems, countries and cultures? 

    • Learn about different kinds of collaborative practice to improve student learning
    • Analyze sample cases to better understand the complexity, benefits, and challenges of professional collaboration.
    • Discuss how professional collaboration can be leveraged to address diverse educational challenges such as student engagement in rural communities, transforming learning in indigenous communities and creating collaboration for equity between school districts.
    • Reflect on how you can adopt deeper elements of professional collaboration in your own practice.
    • Engage in and learn from a range of collaborative practices within the workshop itself.
August 3, 2018 WSRA Leadership group: This registration link will allow you to for register for the August 1 Board of Directors meeting, the August 2 institute with Andy Hargreaves, and/or the August 3 Leadership meetings. It is the same link as provided above. If you would like to reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, it is due by July 2, 2018. The registration closes on July 30, 2018. Look for your confirmation email.  If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Joyce by email at

August 8, 2018 
WSRA and the Reading & Technology Committee present: Pernille Ripp: Passionate Learners:  A Path to Personalize the Learning, Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Stevens Point, WI    Register here.  Passionate Learners: Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In this workshop based on 7th grade teacher Pernille Ripp’s book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, Pernille will help both novice and seasoned educators create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. 

To make reservations for the Holiday Inn by phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3. When making reservations, please reference the group name Wisconsin State Reading Association and the group block code: REA.

All reservations must be made by July 8th.

September 14-15, 2018 
Fall Leadership, Radisson Hotel, La Crosse, WI

November 9-10, 2018
November Leadership, The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI 

April 5-6, 2019
Spring 2019 Leadership, Marriott Milwaukee West, Waukesha, WI 

Contact WSRA  phone 262-514-1450
909 Rock Ridge Road, Burlington, WI 53105
Last Updated on Sunday, May 06, 2018 05:16 PM