Central Indiana Council
Indiana State Literacy Association
Hello, Central Indiana Educators!
Please consider joining ISLA: Central Indiana Council for the 2018-2019 school year.
Note that the Hamilton County Reading Council is now ISLA: Central Indiana Council.
Our mission is to promote and support literacy in Indiana by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction through effective teaching practice.
Join ISLA: Central Indiana Council to...
- Network with like-minded professionals at Council events
- Stay on top of publishing trends in children's and young adult literature
- Enhance your resume by aligning yourself with the International Literacy Association
- Enjoy free or discounted access to Indiana State Literacy Association events
- Earn professional growth points
2018 - 2019 Calendar
Please find below our 2018 - 2019 calendar of events.Dates and times subject to change. Bookmark this web page.
Ben Clanton Author Talk
Date: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Location: Barnes & Noble Noblesville on SR 37
17090 Mercantile Boulevard, Noblesville, 46060
Meet Ben Clanton! Have him autograph your books! Buy some for your school or classroom library! A portion of all sales will go back to support ISLA: Central Indiana Council programming. Be sure to mention our group at the register. Friends and kids welcome at this event.
Make Time for Grownup Books
Location: Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub
11501 Allisonville Road, Fishers, 46038
HCRC Past Presidents Kristin Patrick and Sue Marley will book talk their favorite -- and not-so-favorite -- titles for grownups that have a 2018 publication date. There will be $3 appetizers and 1/2 price bottles of wine.
Mock Caldecott Workshop
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: Noble Crossing Elementary
5670 Noble Crossing Pkwy, Noblesville, 46062
Read and evaluate the best picture books of 2018.
Susan Dailey from the Wells County Public Library has been facilitating this workshop for over twenty years! See if you can predict the next Caldecott Medal Winner.
Time: 10 am - 12pm
Location: IU Kokomo
Learn about the new Literacy Frameworks as developed by Indiana educators with the leadership of the Indiana Department of Education, Office of Literacy team.
This is an Indiana State Literacy Association event and is open to all ISLA members across Indiana.
Books & Breakfast Treats
Location: Barnes & Noble Noblesville
17090 Mercantile Boulevard, 46060
Our B&N friends will book talk what's hot in their children's and young adult departments. Take advantage of your educator discount to buy gifts for you and others. Everyone loves this ISLA: Central Indiana Council annual tradition.
Please join us!
Deadline to join is October 1, 2019.
Earn a PGP per hour of participation at Central Indiana Council events. Central Indiana Council membership includes membership to Indiana State Literacy Association.
We are sorry that we are no longer able to finance complimentary memberships for building representatives.
ISLA: Central Indiana Council President, Tori Geiger
ISLA: Central Indiana Council Vice President, Jessica Kuznarsky
ISLA: Central Indiana Council Treasure, Heidi Brinkman
ISLA: Central Indiana Council Board Adviser, Kristin Patrick
We would love to grow our Board! Get in touch to learn about leadership opportunities.
Submit membership form within this webpage or open a new tab or window with link to membership form.
Share why you choose to join
Educators choose to join our Council for a number of reasons. Share why you choose to join on this padlet.
Indiana State Literacy Association Annual Conference
Time: 8am - 1:30pm
Location: Purdue Fort Wayne School of Education
The keynote speaker will be Pernille Ripp.
Discounted rate for ISLA: Central Indiana Council Members.
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