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National Recognition Symposium: Celebrating Excellence and Equity in Literacy Professional Preparation Programs
ILA nationally recognizes outstanding programs that prepare reading/literacy specialists and elementary/intermediate classroom teachers to advance excellence and equity in our pre-K–12 schools. Faculty and literacy preparation program administrators are invited to attend this digital symposium to learn more about the ILA National Recognition programs and ways to align your literacy professional preparation program to ILA’s "Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017".

1:00 p.m.: Welcome from Marcie Craig Post, ILA Executive Director

1:05 p.m.: Introductions and Agenda

1:15 p.m.: Overview of the ILA National Recognition Program: What, Why, and When
Facilitated by Diane Kern, ILA National Recognition Coordinator and University of Rhode Island, Professor of English Language Arts and Literacy Teacher Education

1:45 p.m.: How to Apply to the Program and Become a Program Reviewer
Facilitated by ILA Staff

1:55 p.m.: Spotlight: Loyola University at Maryland’s Nationally Recognized MEd in Literacy–Reading Specialist Program
Facilitated by Leah Saal and Kristina Collins

2:25 p.m.: Break

2:30 p.m.: Q&A Discussions
Facilitated by Diane Kern and ILA Presenter Team

2:50 p.m.: Spotlight: University of North Georgia’s Nationally Recognized Elementary Education Initial Licensure Program
Facilitated by Danielle Hartsfield, Annmarie Jackson, Jennie Jones, Nicole Maxwell, and Tiffany Watson

3:20 p.m.: Break

3:25 p.m.: Q&A Discussions
Facilitated by Diane Kern and ILA Presenter Team

3:45 p.m.: Key Takeaways, Q&A, Evaluation
Facilitated by Diane Kern and ILA Staff

4:00 p.m.: Session Ends

Apr 23, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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