Please join us in Topeka for the 2017 KRA Conference on Monday, October 30. It will take place at the Washburn University Memorial Union, 1700 College Avenue in Topeka.
REGISTRATION: Conference registration includes a continental breakfast and a lunch buffet. After registering online, you can pay online via PayPal or by mailing your payment to Rolinda Smith. A $3.00 convenience fee per ticket has been added for online payments.
MAIL-IN PAYMENT: All checks should be made payable to the Kansas Reading Association and sent to
CONFERENCE INFORMATION: The following informational handouts about the conference are available for download. Register now online thru Monday, October 23.
7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: The Ramada Convention Center Downtown has reserved a block of rooms for our out-of-town conference attendees. Please make your room reservations prior to October 1 to guarantee this rate.
AUTHOR AND VENDOR TABLE REGISTRATION: Due August 1
CONFERENCE SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Layne
The author of the book In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining the Best Practice, Steven Layne, will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 KRA Conference on October 30, 2017 in Topeka, KS. He will also speak at a break-out session during the day.
STEVEN LAYNE'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Confessions of a Reading Arsonist
With his trademark combination of humor and heart, Steven Layne tackles one of the most significant issues in reading instruction today: How to engage reluctant readers. Teaching the skill of reading is viewed by many educators as a major objective; teaching the will of reading is too often an afterthought. Based on his bestselling book Igniting a Passion for Reading, Dr. Layne’s address features a charismatic blend of anecdotes and practical suggestions for building an instructional repertoire to successfully engage all readers and is sure to fan the flame of literacy into a raging inferno—inspiring teachers as well as their students to keep the bedside lamp on just a little bit later into the night.
STEVEN LAYNE'S BREAKOUT SESSION: In Defence of Read-Aloud
Author Steven Layne is passionate about reading aloud to kids of all ages. In this presentation based on his book of the same name, he provides teachers with strong rationale for reading aloud throughout the grades as well as providing information on maximizing instruction via oral delivery. Guaranteed: loads of practical information and a lot of laughter.
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