intent to participate email to Deanne Panighetti at email@example.com
November 30, 2015.
applications are due by January 4, 2016. Send
documents to Deanne Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
are being recognized for accomplishments of the previous year (July 1,
2014 - June 30,
one document for each part that
summarizes the essential elements of each activity.
I: SERVICE TO COUNCIL MEMBERS
Three Council Meetings
facilitate at least three council meetings during the year. Attach a
includes meeting dates, location, number of attendees, and topics
Criteria (CHOOSE 1, B - H)
Increase Council Membership
verifies increase in council membership since June of previous year.
June 2015 council membership list (names and email addresses) and
level of increase from the previous year (number of members from June
image brochure that reflects the council mission, benefits of
membership, and highlights
affiliation with ILA and the state/provincial council.
video/slideshow that highlights the council's history and
video/slideshow is used to promote the council.
website or social networking site that is current, relevant, and
up-to-date information about activities, opportunities to expand member
involvement, and gives potential
members access to join.
newsletter or similar communication piece containing information about
highlighting professional resources, and promoting membership.
Supporting Future/New Educators
council support for the professional growth of future/new educators. Examples
scholarships, conference registration, complimentary/discounted
memberships, providing teacher
resources/instructional materials, offering meetings, workshops,
institutes, etc. designed to serve future/new
Professional Development for Council Members
support for the professional development of council members. Examples
college scholarships, conference registration, offering meetings,
webinars, institutes, etc. based on the current needs of council
II: SERVICE TO LOCAL COMMUNITY
Criteria (CHOOSE 1, A - G)
organization, institution or individual that has made significant
at the local, state or provincial level with a Celebrate
Literacy Award. Accomplishments may include 1) direct teaching at any
organizing local literacy programs, 3) promoting public support
enhancing literacy, 4) producing teaching materials or special media
literacy programs, 5) conducting research in literacy, 6) conducting
surveys for literacy planning, 7) providing young people opportunities
with literacy activities, and 8) conducting informal educational
a social, cultural, economic or political nature in which literacy
are included. Each council should develop specific selection guidelines
certificates may be requested from ILA.
Community Literacy Project
implement a community literacy project. Examples include: Read Across
events, reading at the mall, summer reading incentive programs,
advocating for significant literacy issues. Council members may be
educating legislators or provincial officials about literacy issues
to local council members. In the US local/student/special interest
members may be involved
the ILA Legislative Action Team (LAT).
program or project that focuses on the important role of families in
cosponsor an activity that encourages, supports, and recognizes student
in the council's geographic
area. Examples include: young authors' contests, writing
workshops, authors' tea,
writing celebrations, etc.
service project that brings literacy benefits to community members.
reading in nursing homes or daycare centers, providing reading
use in homeless shelters, collecting magazines/books for hospital
rooms, assisting with
literacy programs, etc.
Media Outlets in Education
of print media for instructional purposes in the classroom and at home.
include: invite MOIE to a council meeting to share instructional
MOIE activities in newsletters or on council website, provide MOIE
III: PARTNERSHIP WITH
STATE/PROVINCIAL COUNCIL AND ILA
Criteria (ALL, A - E)
Officer Report Form
Report Form must be submitted to FRA between April 15 and June 30.
State Coordinator will verify council in good standing by December 15,
All officers must maintain ILA and FRA membership throughout their
10 FRA Members
names of ten FRA members who are also members of the local, student, or
interest council. Council
be counted in the ten FRA member requirement.
sustain a membership campaign that promotes and increases local/student/special
membership, as well as state/provincial and ILA memberships.
District Director Attends
council’s District Director should attend at least one council meeting
FRA Marie Silverman
to the FRA Marie Silverman Scholarship Award. Send check to: Ann Smith
Sarasota, FL 34231. Attach photocopy of check made payable to
Florida Reading Association.
Criteria (CHOOSE 1, F-H)
New FRA Members
FRA membership by at least 3
new members, from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. And is
posted on the ILA
website in the council leaders section. Attach list of names and
new FRA members.
Support State/Provincial Goals
the council supports programs and projects that reflect the strategic
the state/provincial council.
financial support for a council member to attend a convention,
workshop, or other professional event sponsored by the state/provincial
or the International Literacy Association. Attach a description of the
including to whom, for what,
and how much.
IV: SERVICE TO INTERNATIONAL
Criteria (ALL, A)
FRA International Project
interest council contributes to the FRA International Project. Send
or materials to: Sherida Weaver, FRA International Projects Chair, 603
Robin Rd., Seffner, FL, 33584. Attach
photo copy of check made payable to Florida Reading Association.
Criteria (B - D)
International Literacy Day
an International Literacy Day celebration.
worldwide literacy effort by providing materials, funds to purchase
or assist with costs related to the professional growth of teachers.
project that will promote literacy in another country. This project may
a partnership with other agencies, such as Peace Corps, Red Cross,
all documentation to:
Vice President, FRA