Lower Columbia Literacy Council

Local affiliate of the International Literacy Association

Please Note New Location and Time Changes!

Based on member feedback, we have moved our session location to Laurin Middle School. We will run our sessions from 4:30-6pm with built-in time for collaboration, sharing, and discussion.

October 13, 2016 - Get Wild with Donalyn Miller: Literacy Ideas For Your Classroom

2016-2017 Professional Development Series

Join us as fellow board members present creative ideas from the bestselling book, Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller. Take away practical ideas to use immediately in your classroom.


Upcoming Sessions

· November 10, 2016 - Literacy in the Math Classroom with Lisa Melander

· February 11/25 PD – Three hour session TBD

· March 9 PD – Blending Literacy with Technology with Rachael Marlow

· April 13 PD – Nobody’s Perfect! Current Trends in Special Ed for the General Ed Teacher with Michele Robertson

· May 11 PD – Current Favorites in Children’s Books with Dr. Deanna Day

Monthly PD Sessions

All sessions are held at Laurin Middle School

13601 NE 97th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98662

Sessions begin promptly at 4:30 until 6:00 in the Media Center


Please complete the online registration here to join!

Membership runs July 1 through June 30 each year.


  • $25 Regular membership is for current certificated teachers, counselors, administrators, teacher librarians, and literacy coaches.
  • $15 Associate membership is for first year teachers, para-educators, students, substitutes, retirees, and homeschool educators.

Membership Benefits

FREE Clock hours!

Over 10 hours of professional development including Saturday PD and conferences

Yearly member drawing

Several $50 Easy Grants awarded each year

Membership includes both local and state councils

Provides evidence for TPEP Criteria 8

Timely and vetted resources

Monthly drawing for books and goodies