Upcoming Events & Workshops
- Events and workshops sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research (MCRR)
- Other events and offerings related to literacy education
MCRR Strategy Session & Breakfast
Collaborating for Reading Achievement
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 7:30 - 10:30 AM
Radisson Roseville (Map)
MCRR invites you to a special event for Principals, District Coordinators, and Literacy Leaders. Join us for a strategy session concerning school improvement efforts in literacy instruction. We want to offer you this time to discuss your needs and intervention plans, connect with other district leaders, and brainstorm about future collaborations. Hot breakfast will be served.
RSVP by Wednesday, May 15th to email@example.com with the name and title of each person planning to attend. There is no cost to attend, though registration will be limited to the first 100 respondents.
Each participant will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 5 free registrations to the annual MCRR Summer Literacy Workshop! Must be present to win.
2013 MCRR Summer Literacy Workshop
Reading the World: Engaging 21st Century Learners
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Continuing Education & Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
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.
Online registration is now open! Learn more & register today.
Bridging Research to Practice 2013-14
Workshop Series for K-6 School Improvement in Reading
August 2013 - April 2014
The purpose of these small-group workshops is to help school leaders and teachers in grades K-6 learn how to use scientifically-based reading instruction to improve reading achievement. The sessions will focus on organizational change and the development of shared leadership and school-wide collaboration, and may be tailored to meet the specific needs of your school. Learn more.
The workshops are intended for a team of elementary school staff (administrators, classroom teachers, reading resource teachers, ELL teachers, and special education teachers). Each team may register for one or more series. Each participant will be awarded 16 CEU clock hours for a completed workshop series.
Choose from four different workshop series, each meeting four times over the 2013-14 school year:
- Providing Effective Reading Instruction - Aug 13, Oct 24, Jan 30, Apr 10
- Developing Effective Professional Learning Communities - Aug 14, Oct 25, Jan 31, Apr 11
- Use of School-Wide Data at the Student, Teacher, and School Level - Aug 15, Nov 7, Feb 6, Apr 24
- Tested Techniques for Coaching - Aug 16, Nov 8, Feb 7, Apr 25
Register your school or district team today! Contact us at 612-624-4561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCRR Achievement Gap Conference: Moving Forward Together
Save the Date!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Minnesota Department of Education
The MCRR will host a conference this fall to bring together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to engage in a working meeting on the Achievement Gap.
This is not your typical conference. Our plan is to structure three short and provocative keynotes throughout the day by national "thought leaders." Each presentation will be followed by a brief panel interaction, and then participants will work at tables to contribute to the dialogue. So, we ask you to bring your strategies and we’ll work together in this evolving practice. The day will be organized into three sessions – Social Contexts, Families and Communities, and Organizational Structures – that feature a researcher, policy maker, and educational practitioner deeply involved in the issue.
This will be a time to generate ideas, contribute to an exchange of propositions, and create something to share. One goal of this conference is to produce a book to collect the synergy of the group as a resource to develop and share. We look forward to a productive, engaged conference and we hope you will join us.
TESOL Academy 2013
June 21-22, 2013
Bethel University, St. Paul
TESOL International will be holding one of its summer academies here in Minnesota, at Bethel University in St. Paul.
This 2-day professional development opportunity is a wonderful way to dig into one timely topic and learn from a nationally recognized speaker, all within a small-group atmosphere. Usually such professional development is only available to Minnesotans if we visit a national conference, but this time the conference is coming to the US! One of the sessions will be led by MCRR co-director Dr. Lori Helman.
Learn more about the sessions and register. TESOL Members: During the last step of the online registration, under "Enter Promotional Code", enter 'ACADEMYDISC'.
One-Week Summer Course with MCEE
Free graduate credits for educators on using children's literature to teach economics
July 15-19, 2013
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
University of Minnesota graduate students in Literacy Education are invited to participate in a one-week summer course with the Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) that provides two free graduate credits from the UMN. MCEE is based in the Department of Applied Economics on the St. Paul Campus. MCEE provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers with the goal of increasing the economic and personal finance literacy of students.
This summer course, Using Children’s Literature to Teach Economics and Personal Finance, helps teachers integrate economic concepts into their classroom using children’s literature they may already be using for reading. The course is centered on the social studies standards in economics for grades K-5 while focusing on literature that can be used to teach these concepts. The course is taught by a popular economics educator, Professor Curt Anderson, and a master teacher, Nancy Krenner.
Who can attend? Licensed Minnesota educators currently teaching grades K-5 and highly qualified paraprofessionals (who have no less than two years experience in a classroom and postsecondary education or demonstrated competence in a field or academic subject for which there is a significant shortage of qualified teachers)
Registration is $80 and includes curriculum materials, 48 hours of continuing education units, refreshments, and lunch. In addition to the summer course, participants are expected to attend two follow up Saturday meetings during the academic year and are responsible for a final written project in order to receive the graduate credit. Graduate credit will be earned in summer 2014.
Participating teachers will receive a stipend of $150 for the workshop, with additional stipends of $30 distributed for the follow-up workshops. Ten travel stipends of $275 are available to those residing outside the seven county Metro area, along with a $50 stipend for each follow-up session.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.mcee.umn.edu/programs/pd-childrenslit.html
Closer Connections Conference
Dakota TESL & Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota Joint Conference
October 7-8, 2013
Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD
President of the TESOL International Association, Dr. Suzanne Panferov, will speak on teachers as leaders in the field, language acquisition issues and parental involvement. Other sessions will cover: Teaching ELs/ESL, Academic Language, Refugee & Immigration Issues and Cultural Panels.
For more information about registration or presenting: www.DakotaTESL.com
Or contact Missy Slaathaug, Dakota TESL Past President & Conference Communications Coordinator:
(605) 252-1298 or email@example.com