District literacy leadership will be at ILA 2017
Plan to attend Annual Session in Orlando, FL, USA
Check us out!!!
(see below for what we have been Providing our membership)
Slide show of 2014 session in New Orleans (above)
Want to get involved?
Looking for an academic "home?"
Consider District Literacy Leadership (DiLL)
Each year, we provide a dynamic and generative presentation, then we hold an annual brief business meeting which follows the DiLL SIG presentation
Typical Business Meeting Agenda:
1. Brief overview of SIG purpose
2. Nomination of new officers
3. Discussion of SIG future and direction
Our Panel presentation in 2015
District Literacy Leadership Praxis: Transforming Practice through Leadership
Overview: A Local View – A Local Perspective: Literacy Leadership in St. Louis
Keynote: Dr. Paula D. Knight, Assistant Superintendent,
St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, MO USA
Dr. Pamela Mason, Director, Language & Literacy Program, Jeanne Chall Reading Lab, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, MA USA
Mr. Michael Bowden, Elementary Principal, School District # 73
Kamloops, B.C., Canada and President, British Columbia Literacy Council of the ILA
Dr. Kathy Brashears, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville , Tennessee USA and Past President of the Tennessee Reading Association of the ILA
Dr. Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, DiLL SIG President and Coordinator of Elementary Grades Teacher Education Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA and Past President of the Iowa Reading Association
Boston Presentation in 2016
Spotlight on Literacy leadership: Case Study of a Building Principal
Welcome: Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, DiLL President, Coordinator of Grades 1-5 Teacher Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Introductions: Ty Meidl, DiLL Program Chair; Co-Chair Teacher education, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI, USA
Case Highlight: Jason Lau, Principal, Westwood Elementary, DePere, WI. Jason Lau earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 Over the past 5 years he has focused his efforts on transforming literacy practices to ensure students become engaged in the process of learning to read, while our teachers find joy and autonomy in implementing best practices as it relates to literacy instruction.
Commentary: Bonnie Johnson, St. John's University, New York City, NY
A brief business meeting followed presentation