Showing posts with label IRA Presidential Speech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IRA Presidential Speech. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Free Video of IRA Presidential Speech: Why We Teach Literacy


February 5, 2008

Blogs can be useful for making powerpoint presenta- tions available and it can save trouble for everyone. If you've seen me make a speech and want a copy of the powerpoint, in the past you would contact me, make the request, and then wait for me to get back to you (when it may or may not have matched your needs). Now, I just have to post the information here and you can download it any time you want to--no waiting at all.

That's pretty cool, but even cooler is what I get to include in this blog. In May, I gave my presidential address to about 6000-7000 people at the International Reading Association meeting in Toronto. It was very well received and lots of teachers said they wished a friend or colleague had been there to see it. Well here it is; you can watch the video (it is about 15 minutes long) or download it. On my computer the first 30 seconds or so are kind of dark, but then it opens up and looks terrific. Hope you like it.

Just click on this link, and voila, you can see video: Shanahan_Ira_Video.mov