A valuable professional development resource is the Professional Learning Communities Facilitator’s Guide, a guide developed by REL Southwest as a companion piece to the English learner practice guide. Videos, handouts, and other resources enable users to develop a working knowledge of some of the best practice recommendations in the English learner practice guide by analyzing teaching vignettes and participating in other interactive activities.
The ILA’s Legislative Action Team (LAT) is a national network of ILA members who advocate for legislation that promotes literacy and quality reading instruction. You can join the LAT through online registration at ILA and, as a member, you will receive regular updates from ILA on the educational issues being addressed.
Since May 2010, Michael Somers, Director of Library Services at Bridgewater State University, has archived MRA’s historical artifacts at the University’s Clement C. Maxwell Library. Digitized and paper copies of MRA publications, awards, and position statements are among the archived material.