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Upcoming PRESS workshops 2015-16

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Summer Reading Programs

MCRR is teaming up again this summer with the Institute of Reading Development for Summer Reading Programs. Details here.


MCRR Summer Literacy Workshop

Bold Solutions: Research to Support Transformational Literacy Practices

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
University of Minnesota

MCRR hosts this annual workshop for reading practitioners and school literacy leaders, connecting them to the latest reading research findings and applications through workshops given by U of M faculty and staff who are directly engaged in reading research projects. This year's theme is Bold Solutions: Resarch to Support Transformational Literacy Practices.

Vichet ChhuonKeynote Address

Youth of Color and Being Known: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Classrooms


Vichet Chhuon - Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota
Ahmed Amin
- Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis Public Schools


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PRESS Forward! A research-based framework for literacy achievement

August 4-6, 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

This workshop is full. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please email

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Join us for an in-depth training on the PRESS framework with specific ideas for implementation within your schools. The two-day workshop is intended for elementary school or district staff (administrators, grade-level team leaders, literacy coaches/coordinators, and reading interventionists).  An optional half day is offered for literacy leaders who wish to learn more about effective coaching and leadership as it relates to the PRESS decision-making process and tiered interventions.  Each participant will receive a PRESS Intervention and Assessment Manuals and CEUs.  Lunch will be provided for days 1 and 2.

Dr. Nonie Lesaux: Making Assessment Matter

Friday, September 25, 2015
Minnesota Department of Education
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Making Assessment MatterAttention Minnesota Teacher Educators, Administrators, PreK-12 Teachers & Literacy Leaders

Please join Minnesota literacy leaders and teacher educators in a Statewide Professional Book Club this summer! Regional Book Clubs are free and meet twice during the summer months. Participants then have the option to join colleagues from across the state at the Minnesota Department of Education on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM for an opportunity to learn from author and researcher Dr. Nonie Lesaux. Participants are welcome to attend the book club or symposium or BOTH! Minnesota Regional Book Club Facilitators have been identified and are inviting their higher education colleagues, PreK-12 teachers, administrators, and literacy leaders within their specific geographical area to be part of the summer book study of Dr. Nonie Lesaux’s Making assessment matter: Using test results to differentiate reading instruction.

If you would like to participate in a regional book club, please register here

The registration fee for the Friday, September 25, 2015 symposium with Dr. Nonie Lesaux is $75.00. Please register today! This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research, Minnesota Academy of Reading, Minnesota Reading Association, Minnesota Department of Education, the International Dyslexia Association/Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB), the Dean’s Office of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, and The June Stern Family Foundation. A special thank you goes to The June Stern Family Foundation whose financial contribution and vision make this event possible.

Dr. Nonie LesauxNonie Lesaux is a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Lesaux leads a research program that focuses on increasing opportunities to learn for students from diverse linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds in today’s classrooms. Her research on reading and vocabulary development, and instructional strategies to prevent reading difficulties has implications for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. Dr. Lesaux is also a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the United States government to young professionals beginning their independent research careers.




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