2019 SCIRA Conference Proposals

Call for Program Proposals

South Carolina State Council of the
International Reading Association
44th Annual Conference
February 14-16, 2019
Hilton Head Marriott Resort
Hilton Head, SC

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Dr. Susan Fernandez
Email: SCIRA.drsusafern@gmail.com
Cell 786-351-7101

Developing a love of literacy is one of the missions of the South Carolina International Reading Association, so the 2019 conference aptly coincides with this love-filled time of year and the heartfelt theme of To Literacy, With Love. Teachers, literacy coaches, teacher-candidates, administrators, professors, and other educators with expertise in the area of literacy are invited to submit proposals to present sessions at the South Carolina Reading Association’s 44th Annual Conference. These sessions can be:

  • Preconference SessionsSessions scheduled for Thursday, February14th. These may be 2 ½ hour sessions for the morning or afternoon.
  • Concurrent Sessions – One hour presentations on Friday, February 15th or Saturday, Feburary 16th. These sessions provide participants with hands-on experiences and/or expositions of relevant strategies and literacy topics.


Relevance of the topic in addtion to the quality and clarity of the proposal’s objectives, content, organization, and methods of presentation will be considered in the selection process, as well as SCIRA membership.


All proposals must be submitted electronically via the SCIRA website (www.scira.org) no later than September 7, 2018. Refer to the conference tab to access the proposal submission area. All items should be complete and legible. For accepted proposals, the SCIRA program committee will notified the person submitting the proposal at the beginning of the month of November 2018. Note that you will need to have access to the following information to submit your proposal electronically. Paper copies or emailed proposals will not be accepted.

Note to Presenters:

SCIRA hosts the annual SCIRA Conference to provide quality staff development for our members and other educators in South Carolina and across the region. Each session is expected to maintain a high quality of professional development which provides our attendees information that can be useful in the classroom or school setting. Sessions are carefully selected to present a broad perspective of improving literacy in South Carolina.

Publishers (any individual or company producing educational materials) may not display, distribute or sell books/educational materials during the break-out sessions except during exhibit hours in regularly assigned exhibit space and/or approved autographing areas. Publishers may not hold open professional meetings during the conference in the conference hotel, because conferees could easily confuse such activities with regular conference meetings.

We request that all presenters adhere strictly to above procedures during the SCIRA Conference.

Because the SCIRA Conference serves as an open forum, opinions expressed and/or materials distributed by program participants do not necessarily reflect or imply advocacy or endorsement by SCIRA, its officers or members. SCIRA does not endorse any specific commercial products or services.

Inquiries can be made to:
SCIRA.drsusafern@gmail.com, cell 786-351-7101  

2019 SCIRA Conference Proposals
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