IRA 59th Annual Convention in New Orleans from May 9 - May 12, 2014
Thank you for making PRTE's annual session in New Orleans, Louisiana a success. We hope that everyone will be submitting proposals and attending our session.
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Photos from the 2014 Annual Session in NOLA
2014 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Carrice Cummins, Former IRA President
Carrice C. Cummins, professor of curriculum, instruction, and leadership in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University, was elected as an officer of International Reading Association in 2010 will become president in 2012. Cummins served as a member of the IRA Board of Directors from 2003-2006, and has served on a number
of IRA committees and special projects including both the Teacher Education Task Force and the Early Childhood Commission. She is a longtime active member of the Louisiana Reading Association having served as president, Membership Director, and chair of
numerous committees. She currently serves the association as conference chair, president of the College Teachers of Reading
Special Interest Council, and editor of the state journal READ: Reading, Exploration, and Discovery. Cummins is also an active member of the IRA LEADER Special Interest Group currently serving as newsletter editor.
Cummins received her B.S. and M.S. in Elementary Education and Reading from the University of Southern Mississippi; her Ed.S. in Reading from Northeast Louisiana University; and her Ph.D. in Reading Education from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the faculty of Louisiana Tech University in 2003, she enjoyed twenty-nine years in the PK-12 school setting where she served as a classroom teacher, elementary principal, and central office supervisor. She received the Wright Group Seeing the Learner in Every Child Award in 2004. (Source: IRA)
2014 Annual Keynote and Roundtable Sessions
We are very excited about this year's PRTE Session and Roundtables. Please download the Program Preview to see the great topics that will be discussed at this year's session.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
New Orleans Convention Center Rooms 384-385
2014 Business Meeting
PRTE will be having their annual business meeting prior to our annual keynote speaker and roundtable session. All members are welcomed to attend.
Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM
New Orleans Convention Center Room 257