Below are professional organizations you can join (free or for cost) to deepen your knowledge of the Science of Reading and connect with other professionals. 

Reading Rockets: Rocket Blasts

Each weekday morning, Reading Rockets sends an e-mail with three to four of that day's top news headlines on reading, literacy, early childhood, and elementary education issues. A weekly version of Rocket Blasts is also available.

Membership cost: Free 

Sign up for Rocket Blasts here

International Literacy Association 

ILA publishes research, sets standards for literacy professionals, and advocates for funding and policies supporting the literacy needs of school districts, teachers, and students around the world.

 

Membership cost: $44/year 

Read about membership benefits here

SPELLTALK Listserv

SPELLTalk is a free listserv discussion group for researchers, educators, and other professionals dedicated to improving literacy through discussion of research and evidence-based best practices.The listserv is a place to exchange questions, ideas, and comments about current research and best practices in literacy.

 

Membership cost: Free 

Sign up for the listserv here

Council for Exceptional Children 

In advocating on behalf of children with exceptionalities, CEC examines policy issues, develops appropriate responses to those issues and influences local, state, provincial and federal legislation.

 

Membership cost: $65/year 

Read about membership benefits here

International Dyslexia Association 

The IDA is an organization dedicated to creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.

Membership cost: *NEW* - 1 year free

Sign up for membership here

The Reading League 

The Reading League works to align teacher practice with the Science of Reading through conferences, lectures, and publications. 

Membership cost: $100/year

Read about membership benefits here