Children's Choices Trainee/Team Leader Application for 2013-2015

Children's Choices, an International Reading Association and Children's Book Council joint project needs the following information to select new Team Leaders. We consider numerous factors, such as geographical representation; number of students; type of population; leadership and professional involvement; attendance at IRA's Annual Conference; interest and support of selected schools; and reason for applying.

Deadline to submit application is October 15, 2014.

We are looking for team leaders in the following areas of the United States, which involves a committment to a three-year term as a trainee/team leader. Please check the area you would like to represent.

Teams (young readers) consist of 2,500 children, no more, no less; 1,000 are readers in grades K-2; 750 are readers in grades 3-4; 750 are readers in grades 5-6. This balance is fixed so that each team has the same number of participants at each reading level. The figures are firm. Ideally, readers should be heterogeneous, representing a variety of communities and socioeconomic populations. Please provide a list of the schools where you plan to place the books. Please include the following information: Name of school, number of students, grade levels, socioeconomic status, and rural/urban/suburban. This is an important consideration in selecting Team Leaders.


There must be a lot of cooperation, support, and enthusiasm for Children's Choices from at least three sources other than team leaders. Please provide letters from the administrators of participating schools, school districts, or the appropriate departments (if a university is involved) who wholeheartedly support this project.


Additional Information

As a Team Leader, you or someone in a leadership role on your team would be asked to participate in the following activities at IRA’s annual conference; Team Leader Orientation Session (preceding the beginning of your term, during and after completion of your term); an one-hour Children's Choices session; and the Choices booth on the exhibit floor.


This two-hour session reviews the responsibilities of Team Leaders and the logistics of the project and provides essential information from retiring and continuing Team Leaders.
Deadline to submit application is October 15, 2014.
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