Did you know that when you join the International Literacy Association (ILA) and you are a resident of BC, you are automatically invited as a member of BCLCILA?BCLCILA is the BC Council of the International Literacy Association. Together we are committed to providing BC educators with the resources and support they need for success —including valuable ideas, inspiration, and connection to a like-minded community of literacy leaders.
The BC Literacy Council has approximately 60 members with 50% joining in the last 3 years. Most of these member's main point of connection is through our online presence. In the Spring of 2021, a survey was sent out to our membership to touch base with how they would be best served. Top comments: a) Connection with people in a hybrid model: in-person/online; b) Seeking Pro-D and development opportunities; c) Be involved and tap into local talent.
We know that these past few years of COVID restrictions have put a damper on any face-to-face meetings, however, we are still active on-line with Pro-D opportunities and with twitter sharings. We are looking forward to live, in-person events in the Spring of 2022. Please follow us on twitter and feel free to share your literature experiences with us @ BCLiteracyCouncil-Canada.
Make a choice to be part of this connected educational community to promote literacy. Become a member today! literacyworldwide.org/membership
IRA Membership Benefits
ILA members are part of a worldwide organization that provides outstanding professional development and supports excellent teaching, critical research, and promotion of the lifetime reading habit. We've highlighted just some of our member benefits below!
Access to leading journals
ILA journals are the first choice of literacy educators at all levels. Are you looking for research-based teaching techniques for your classroom? Do you need the latest on hot topics or a deeper understanding of the essentials? IRA journals have something for you.
Enhance your membership with your choice of ILA’s peer–reviewed professional journals.
The Reading Teacher
For those working with children up to age 12
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
For teachers of older students
Reading Research Quarterly
For those committed to scholarship in literacy
Significant savings, members-only opportunities
Nowhere else will you find such an array of books, brochures, and videos, all focused exclusively on literacy practice and research—and all available to members at a 20% discount.
Outstanding professional development opportunities
At our conferences and conventions you’ll be welcomed into the global community of professionals who share your commitment to literacy. As a member, you receive substantial discounts on rates and can access early members-only registration periods for the annual convention.
Join your Council or Affiliate
Our network of local, state/provincial, and national councils and affiliates brings the International Literacy Association to your doorstep. Connect with literacy professionals in your area. Or choose from 40 special interest groups in which to explore various issues with professionals who share your concerns. Click here to learn more.
A place to make a difference
ILA provides a number of ways to get involved. Join our advocacy efforts and help influence education policy. Volunteer for or sponsor a literacy project. ILA membership places you in an international network of professionals in the field of reading and education.
Our Board of Directors and committee structure offer leadership opportunities. Committee involvement also offers the chance to provide direction to ILA’s executive officers. The Association is your organization, so you decide who will lead our professional network and what course we will follow. Voting is a privilege of membership.
Members-only e-newsletter with practical tips
Every month you’ll receive our exclusive, new members-only benefit, the Inspire e-newsletter. Inspire brings you teacher-tested practical tips you can take into the classroom the next day, along with links to helpful, classroom-ready resources.
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