Sunday, April 25, 2010

Heading for Chicago and the IRA Convention

Heading for Chicago for the International Reading Association 2010 convention. I'm excited about presenting at the Bibliotherapy & Reading symposium with colleagues who share the commitment to bibliotherapy: using books for personal growth, healing, and problem-solving.

Please join us if you're in Chicago on Monday 26 April 2010:
McCormick Lakeside Center, E260
3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
"Bibliotherapy in Changing Times"

For the 2010 IRA Convention, the Bibliotherapy and Reading Special Interest Group will continue to emphasize the use of multiliteracies to stimulate the imagination and increase awareness through reading in addressing the emotional and intellectual needs of children and youth. The two foci for the academic session are (1) identifying literature and other resources (media, technology, etc.) to address the climate of changing times that influence how children and youths make text-to-self connections and (2) highlighting research, theory, classroom practice, and strategies that support bibliotherapy for meeting the unique needs of children and youths in the midst of change.