Graduate Credit Option

Viterbo University - $110/1-hour graduate credit

2019 Joint Conference of the Iowa Reading Association & the Iowa Association of School Librarians

June 25-26, 2019

1-Hour Graduate Credit - Viterbo University

Instructor – Lori Vicker, MA

Course Title: 2019 Joint Conference Iowa Reading and Iowa School Librarians Associations

EDPD Course #546 – Section #040

Cost: $110.00


  1. Registration paid to Iowa Reading Association for full conference.
  2. Full attendance of all sessions. Write a paragraph summarizing content/information from each session on provided form.
  3. Copy, read and critique a recent article from a professional journal of your choice. (Reading Teacher, NAET, ASCD-Curriculum and Development, Etc.) Write a 3-4 page plus response/summary of the article. (Type written/double spaced - due 7/10/19)
  4. Write an “action plan/implementation plan” (typed & double spaced) describing your intentions of incorporating the strategies you’ve learned at the sessions you’ve attended. Be specific. (The Higher Learning Commission mandates all graduate work 30 additional hours of homework done for each 1 credit.) Your action plan MUST reflect this time requirement. You may include a sample lesson plan and/or complete description of your intended strategy implementation. (Due 7/10/19)
  5. Attend 4:00 p.m. collaboration sessions, Tuesday and Wednesday (Room TBA).

Important FYI:

Instructor will provide ample supply of hand-picked copies of research journal articles. These will be available at the Viterbo University table and are relevant to conference theme for teachers to use in taking this course. NO CHARGE!

[Provided as a resource to complete requirement #3]

Instructor for the Graduate Credit Option

9th year teaching this course!

Lori Vicker

Lori Vicker, MA, Reading Specialist:

Lori has taught Graduate classes for Viterbo and Drake for the past 30+ years and specializes in reading strategies, emergent literacy and children's literature.

Named Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year (IRA), Elementary Teacher of the Year (DMPS) and has been an adjunct instructor for Viterbo for over 25 years.

Pre-register today via email:

You may also register on-site first day of Conference!

To pre-register complete, sign and email the attached registration form to:

Payment by check or credit card will be collected at the Viterbo University table during the conference.