Upcoming Events & Workshops
CEHD Policy Breakfast: Framing Responsive Literacy Instruction in the National Policy Context
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM, registration & breakfast at 7:15 AM
Meridian Ballroom, The Commons Hotel
Please RSVP for this event
Join the College of Education and Human Development for a policy breakfast examining Minnesota’s achievement gap in literacy, why we miss so many kids, and how to structure systems that will better serve them. We will explore the factors that contribute to the “literacy opportunity gap” and research-based strategies to close it.
Dr. Alfred Tatum, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will deliver a keynote address focused on advancing the reading, writing, and intellectual development of African American boys in ways that move beyond the limitations of policy authorizations. Following Dr. Tatum’s talk a diverse panel of educators and policymakers will respond briefly on the topic. Panelists include:
- Carlos Mariani, Education Policy Committee Chair, Minnesota House of Representatives
- Gevonee Ford, Founder and Executive Director, Network for the Development of Children of African Descent
- Tina Willette, Principal, Salem Hills & Athanaeum Elementary School, ISD 199
- Lori Helman, Director, Minnesota Center for Reading Research
A continental breakfast will be served free of charge, and parking in the Washington Avenue Ramp will be validated.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
4:00 PM – 12:53 PM
Education Science 325
Richard Milner to give a workshop and public talk about the opportunity gap and diversity in teacher education. Professor Milner is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, and Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a policy fellow of the National Education Policy Center and the author of the bestselling "Start Where You Are But Don't Stay There; Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today's Classrooms,"published in 2010 by Harvard Education Press. Currently, he is Editor-in-chief of Urban Education and co-editor of the Handbook of Urban Education, published with Routledge Press in 2014.
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Success in Small Group Reading Intervention: Implementing Tier 2 and Monitoring Progress Efficiently and Effectively for K-5 Students
Thursday, February 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Do you need help selecting and implementing effective small group interventions for K-5 struggling readers? Would you like to learn an efficient process for progress monitoring and data-based decision making? This 3-hour workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to implement Tier 2 reading interventions based on student screening and diagnostic data. We will share a decision making process for selecting targeted interventions, demonstrate the interventions, provide examples and suggestions for implementation in your classroom, and give you time for discussion, questions, and reflection. Registration is $150 per person and includes a PRESS Intervention Manual and teacher clock hours for each participant. Registration here.
PRESS Forward! A research-based framework for literacy achievement
February 26-27, 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS) is a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework for literacy in grades K-5. Stemming from three years of research, PRESS encompasses four key components: 1) quality core instruction, 2) tiered interventions, 3) embedded and ongoing professional development, and 4) data-based decision making. Read more about the four pillars of PRESS here. PRESS provides professional development and consultation to school districts across the nation as well as manuals for data-based decision making, intervention, and assessment.
Join us for an in-depth training on the PRESS framework with specific ideas for implementation within your schools.
The workshops are intended for teams of 3-4 elementary school or district staff (administrators, grade-level team leaders, literacy coaches/coordinators, and reading interventionists). Teams may register for either Day 1 alone, or Days 1 and 2 together. Each participant will receive a PRESS Intervention Manual and CEUs. More information & registration here.
Save the date! MCRR 2015 Summer Literacy Workshop
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus
More details will be posted as the date gets closer, but save the date! 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. The workshop will feature a keynote address along with breakout sessions led by U of M faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development.