Wisconsin State Reading Association Welcomes 2,200 to Wisconsin Center Feb 8-10


MILWAUKEE— (January 31, 2018) – The Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) will proudly host nearly 2,200 teachers, administrators, reading specialists, professors of reading at Wisconsin State Universities (both public and private), and preservice teachers February 8 - 10, 2018 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.  The theme for this year's convention is Exploring Literacy and Learning through the Eyes of the Whole Child. Attendees of this year's convention will be participating in professional development that has been specifically designed to look at four distinct areas of teaching expertise that include:

Creating a Culture of Caring – a sense of belonging through intentional integration of empathy, human touch, and the compassion that teachers and learners both need and desire. 

Creativity & Cognition challenges teachers and learners to dig into brain-stimulating activities with imagination, curiosity, and artistic expression.

Constructivist Classrooms encourage teachers and learners to draw from their funds of knowledge, intelligences, and life experiences to engage in purposeful activities and negotiate meaning-making.

Collaborative Communities engage teachers and learners in creative problem solving, innovative thinking, and authentic e ngagement for vision, hope, and opportunities for change. 

According to Convention Chair Cindy Cate, “It is with great pleasure that WSRA returns to Milwaukee again this February 2018. Milwaukee is truly a collaborative community that supports the work of all teachers statewide.” 

For more information on the Wisconsin State Reading Association, see this link.

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