TALE Member News
In This Issue
- TALE Conference Updates (survey)
- News and Updates
- Committee Updates
- Message from our Chair Dr. Childs
TALE Conference Updates
Our members truly enjoyed the conference. Here are a few photo reflections.
Dr. Carla Michelle Brown
We had Author's Highlights.
Dr. Chase Young
...And keynote speakers
Texas Association for Literacy Education
There was a very good turnout for the first conference post-pandemic.
We love books!
... and grammar. Patterns of Power.
The Chairman of the Board! Dr. Kamshia Childs
Conducting the business of TALE.
We came out in groups!
Trustee Nancy Humphrey and State Board Member Pam Little
Social Happy Hour Sponsored by Raise Your Hand Texas
Virtual Pre-Conference Sessions
We would love to get your feedback on this conference to help prepare for next years conference.
We look forward to seeing you all next conference!
TALE Virtual PD Series Dr. Rebecca G. Harper
Dr. Rebecca G. Harper
She is sharing engaging and writing strategies and the importance of having students write about what they KNOW vs. things that aren’t relevant.
The Latest in our Virtual PD Series
Dr. Rebecca G. Harper
Did you present at TALE 2022?
Deadline for consideration in the 2022 Yearbook is May 30, 2022
Interested in serving as a reviewer for the 2022 Yearbook? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artfully Teaching the Science of Reading Is Available!
His book is now available.
Look for 2022 Board Election Information Coming Soon!
- We will have a booth at the San Antonio Book Festival
We have updated our webpage to include a digital library,
if you have something you would like to contribute, please send it our way. Check out our page at http://www.texasreaders.org/advocacy-development.htm
Committee Mission: Our goal is to empower TALE members in ways that develop voice, ownership, and leadership of their professional literacy landscape.
If you would like to join one of our committees you can do so at http://www.texasreaders.org/.
Hello TALE Friends!
Let me start off by saying what a GREAT first conference “back” in-person in Plano on March 4-5th, 2022. Thank you to our Conference Coordinators, partnering universities, sponsors, vendors, the TALE Board, and all who attended and supported the conference—despite the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming at the time. What was your favorite moment? Mine was getting to see, talk with, and serve you all—despite being REALLY busy. We appreciate your support in helping to make our 10th (#TALETurnsTEN) Annual Conference a success, and are SO excited about next year’s conference at the University of Houston-Clearlake in the Houston area.
As my tenure as Chair of the Board is coming to a close, I’d like to let you know of some exciting things that we have done as an organization over the past two years—despite the challenges that the pandemic has brought:
- TALE Virtual PD: We have had EIGHT virtual professional development events since 2020 (Thanks to Past-Chair Dr. Alida Hudson for getting the ball rolling on these events, after the cancellation of the 2021 Annual Conference)
- Establishment of the TAIR Emergent Literacy Leaders Program/Grant where applicants are selected to continue to spread the mission of TALE, provided mentorship, and encouraged to get involved at a deeper level.
- There has been a GROWTH in membership, despite the hard times we are strengthening the reach of the organization.
- Establishment of the Jack Cassidy Memorial Scholarship for graduate students (Thanks to the scholarship committee and Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia)
- A successful 10th year celebration/Annual conference #TALE2022
- TWO new Local Councils/Special Interest committees (GHALE in the Houston area, and R.E.A.D@TALE)
- Continued wins and service from the TALE Advocacy Committee (7th Year of winning the ILA Advocacy Award)
It has not been easy with the stress and changes that have occurred over the past two years. We know that we still have work to do. While meeting with the TALE Board in person (in March) we came up with the following goals to continue to thrive and be relevant in our state.
Thank you for letting me serve as your Chair for the 2021-2022 school year. I promise, I will continue my part to move us onward and upward.
Dr. Kamshia Childs
TALE Board Chair, 2021-2022
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
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