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IRA Award for Technology and Reading

Sponsored by International Reading Association
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Contact:International Reading Association
IRA Award for Technology and Reading
800 Barksdale Rd.
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19711

Phone: 1.800.336.7323 (US and Canada); 302.731.1600 (elsewhere)
Fax: 302.731.1057
Description:The IRA Award for Technology and Reading honors educators in grades kindergarten through grade 12 who are making an outstanding and innovative contribution to the use of technology in reading education. Nominees must be members of the International Reading Association.

The application must include a program description of the ways technology has been used to improve the reading and literacy abilities of students. The program description must include the following: a broad overview of the program and its goals, student population, technologies used, learning activities performed by students, and results achieved.

The program being described must be complete as of the date of the application. No programs planned for future implementation will be accepted.

Entries incorporating any brand of computers, operating systems, software applications, and other technologies, such as TV or video, are acceptable.

Members of the International Reading Association Technology, Communication, and Literacy Committee judge entries. There will be one grand-prize winner, seven U.S. regional winners, one Canadian, and one international winner. All entrants must be educators who work directly with ages 5 to 18 students for all or part of the working day.
Eligibility:Public, Private
Award(s):Contact the International Reading Association for information on awards.
Deadline(s):Applications are due November 15, annually.
Focus:Assessment, Literacy, PreK-12, Professional Development, Technology
Grade Level(s):6-8, 9-12, Adult, 3-5, K-2, PreK
Content Area(s): Reading/English/Language Arts
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Critical Thinking, Digital Literacy, Information Literacy
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