What are the Benefits of Membership?
The Oregon State Literacy Association, previously the Oregon Reading Association, is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association and a professional non-profit organization dedicated to people who are interested in all forms of literacy and the promotion of lifetime literacy. Benefits of membership include:
Teachers As Readers Book Groups - Local council sponsored book clubs that focus on literacy topics
Literacy Grants – OSLA provides grants for classroom literacy projects
Patricia Gallagher Children’s Choice Picture Book Award –Students vote for their favorite title from five nominees. Book sets available through local councils to loan to members.
The Oracle – Online publication featuring articles on literacy topics and information on state and local council activities.
Lending Library – Access to current professional books and DVD’s focused on literacy
Conferences – Early bird notification on professional learning events featuring national literacy experts, authors, and small group presentations offering practical classroom strategies
Networking - Opportunities to network with other literacy professionals
Literacy Blasts - Bimonthly e-mail blast containing opportunities for professional development or community service
Literacy Community Service - Opportunities to support and participate in literacy community service projects
Professional Membership - $35/year: This membership is for teachers, literacy coaches, principals, educators, retirees, administrators, college of education faculty... or any community member interested in supporting literacy!
Student and New Teacher Membership - $20/year: This membership is for pre-service undergraduate and graduate college students, or teachers in their first three years of the profession.