Winter Webinar Series

How to Register for Webinar Series

You must complete TWO steps to be registered.

1. Fill out the registration form below. 

After completing the form and submitting, come back to this page and complete STEP 2.

2. Complete your payment below for the Winter Webinar Series. 


Winter Webinar Professional Units

Earn ONE professional unit from the University of the Pacific for participation in ALL THREE webinars! 

To learn more about earning units, click on the image to download the unit registration form.

2020 CRA Webinar Series

CRA is committed to bringing you the most current professional learning from dynamic literacy leaders.

This year's series has featured:
Lori Ockzus
Dr. Adria Klein
Nancy Akhavan
Dr. Kathy Perez
Dr. Brian Cambourne and Debra Crouch
Danny Brassell
Virginia Loh Hagan
Elfreida Hiebert

Please click on the presenter's name to access their handouts. 
**All videos have been archived. 

The California Reader

The California Reader is a journal for teachers of literacy. This publication of the California Reading Association is the voice of literacy educators for students in preschool through adulthood. The exchange of current theory, research, and practice regarding language arts is combined with news of particular interest to teachers and parents. When you join a local reading council in California, you automatically receive The California Reader.

You can treat yourself, a friend or colleague to membership and three issues of timely, practical ideas and strategies for advancing literacy for just $40.00! Become a member today!

As of February 2020, you can choose to have hard copies of The California Reader mailed to you for an additional charge of $15.00. Digital issues are no additional cost. Please indicate on your membership form which type of journal you would like to receive!

FALL 2020!!

CRA on Equality and Social Justice

CRA is deeply saddened by the current crisis that directly affects our diverse population of students and teachers in California and across the country.

We advocate for classroom and school environments that are diverse, inclusive, affirming and culturally sensitive.  As educators, our tools have always been books and literature.  We are leaders in using the power of literacy by:
  • Using books from various cultures, languages, races, and perspectives to expand students’ and teachers’ perspectives of the world and reflect the lives of students.
  • Sharing and discussing diverse books builds empathy and allows students to see themselves and gives them a window into different worlds.

For related teaching resources and books, please go the menu and click on Resources.  You will find books to use in your classrooms and for distance learning that reflect the lives of the many children and cultures in our diverse state.  CRA is proud to give the Armin Schultz Award each year to an author or teacher who uses literature to further the cause of social justice.

The California Reading Association stands for Social Justice and Equality.
The Executive Board
California Reading Association


American Literacy Corporation
$2000 "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award $500 to CRA Council that nominates a winning K-8 educator

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 American Literacy Corporation “Outstanding Contributions to Literacy” Awardees
Kryssie Mingst
Garin Elementary School
Brentwood Union School District 5th Grade
Ingrid Hochrein
Bellevue Elementary School
Bellevue Union School District-1st Grade
Bee Medders
Pioneer Elementary School
New Haven Unified-1st Grade

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