OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN DVRA!
These active committees welcome your interest and participation. Inquiries should be directed o the committee chairperson.
Adult and Adolescent Literacy - Our "Best Practices" middle school workshop will be held on February 26, 2011. Breakout sessions for teachers of the adolescent learner will be scheduled. Contact Janine Sack.
Families and Reading - Our summer book donations to the Norristown Police Department were distributed to five city camps. Fall plans include book distribution to children from the officers patrolling in their cars, as well as the continuation of our reading program at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Books, book sorters, and volunteer readers are always needed. Contact Marianne Nolan or Eleanor Smith.
GA/DVRA Workshops - The year "Teach to Reach" will feature distinguished educator, Dr. Irene Gaskins and authors Peter Catalanotto, Susan Katz, and Jen Bryant. In addition, breakout session speakers will also be scheduled. Contact Marcia Cisik or Joyce Horoschak.
Government Relations - Contact this committee to receive up-to-the-minute information on current educational issues before Congress and the Pennsylvania state legislature. Contact Marcia Cisik.
Homeless Children and Reading - Members of this committee work directly with children in a homeless shelter in Philadelphia. Story hours and parent workshops are provided for the residents. Contact Doris Heise.
International Perspectives - We now have a direct connection with schools in Africa and Vietnam through Ginni Griffith and Eleanor Smith, respectively, although we continue to list Mary Strong as the contact person.
Literacy Awards - We are seeking suggestions of individuals or groups within the Delaware Valley who work to promote literacy in their schools or communities. Contact Theresa Deckenbach.
Newspapers in Education - Teachers submit issues of their class or school newspaper for our annual NIE Award. Contact Karen Wolkin.