Saturday, November 7

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A Virtual Workshop

Professional motivational speaker, Allen Bryson, will challenge us to think seriously about where we want to be and how decision making and choice selection can get us there.  Mr. Bryson will guide us as we look at our current ways of operating that may be stagnated personal and professional progress. Often, we know WHAT we are doing, but we do not know WHY.  If you know your “WHY” then your “WHAT” cannot be manipulated by other people and circumstances.  Come and learn how to make your dreams and aspirations happen and how your self-improvement can be an agent of change for you and others. 

By Allen Bryson
Earn 1.5 clock hours
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The Chicago Area Reading Association does not allow harassment or discrimination of any kind at any CARA-affiliated event. CARA and its affiliates will take appropriate and immediate action in response to complaints or knowledge of violations of this policy including expulsion from the event. To report an issue, please visit the Event Registration Desk.

The process of understanding your conditions coupled with the ability to articulate your concerns across multiple mediums (literary) is without question a political act. Not 'political' in the sense of partisan politics, but political because it is imbued in a set of power relationships that can determine power for some and servitude for others. Historically, the price paid for engaging in such a task could at any time mean someone’s life. Given the seriousness of the current moment, literacy can serve as the bridge for young people to see that we've been here before and building the capacity to demand justice is nothing new. At the same time, literacy lies in our ability to take Paulo Freire's challenge to "read the world" while developing the capacity to create a new one.
- David Stovall 
Books by Dr. Stovall
Dr. Stovall was recently named the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s 2020 Social Justice in Education Award, which honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice. We celebrate Dr. Stovall's outstanding achievement and are honored that he will be facilitating our February workshop! 
Earn 1.5 clock hours
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The Chicago Area Reading Association does not allow harassment or discrimination of any kind at any CARA-affiliated event. CARA and its affiliates will take appropriate and immediate action in response to complaints or knowledge of violations of this policy including expulsion from the event. To report an issue, please visit the Event Registration Desk.

April 24, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chicago Literacy Alliance
641 W Lake St #200, Chicago, IL

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tim Rasinski, renowned author of multiple books on phonics and fluency! Dr. Rasinski's presentation will be followed by breakout sessions with Drs. Char Cobb, Greg Jones and Kristin Lems. Char Cobb has over twenty years of experience working in K-8 schools and teaching at the university level, with expertise in curriculum development, strategic and intentional instruction, standardized and district level assessment, professional development, coaching teachers and administrators, and school improvement planning. Greg Jones is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Academy Group, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for young people from the most resilient communities to realize their full potential. Kristin Lems is a Professor in the ESL/Bilingual Education Program at National Louis University. She has coauthored or coedited several books, including Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition, and Fluency Instruction, Second Edition: Research-Based Best Practices, co-authored with Dr. Rasinski and Camille Blachowicz.

Light breakfast and lunch included in registration!

Earn 5 Clock Hours

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The Chicago Area Reading Association does not allow harassment or discrimination of any kind at any CARA-affiliated event. CARA and its affiliates will take appropriate and immediate action in response to complaints or knowledge of violations of this policy including expulsion from the event. To report an issue, please visit the Event Registration Desk.

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