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2012 MCRR Summer Literacy Workshop

Using Reading Research to Create Communities of Learners

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Continuing Education & Conference Center, U of M St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Registration: $80.00/person – includes breakfast, lunch, materials & CEU’s


Session at the MCRR Summer Literacy WorkshopMCRR 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 by Dr. Kristen McMaster from the University of Minnesota, Department of Educational Psychology, along with breakout sessions led by other U of M faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development. The day will conclude with a Q&A panel discussion with the presenters.

Breakout Session Descriptions


Kristen McMasterKeynote Address:

Scaling Up an Evidence-Based Practice: Lessons Learned for Research and Practice

Scaling up an evidence-based practice presents numerous challenges to educational researchers and practitioners. I will present key findings from a study of bringing Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies to scale, and discuss implications for both research and practice.

Kristen McMaster, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology


Workshop Goals

This workshop occurs prior to the start of the new school year to provide an opportunity for school staff:


Target Audience

Participants at the MCRR Summer Literacy WorkshopK-12 teachers, ELL and special education teachers, principals, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and teaching support staff. Others might include K-12 education students, district literacy personnel, staff and faculty from other colleges or universities with a Teacher Education/Reading Licensure program.


Special Offer: $15 discount on registration!

2012 MRA Annual ConferenceThe Minnesota Reading Association will host their annual conference the following day at the same venue, the Continuing Education & Conference Center in St. Paul.  MCRR and MRA will offer discounts if you register for both workshops!

MCRR will offer a $15 discount off our Summer Literacy Workshop registration and MRA will offer a $25 discount off the 2012 MRA Annual Conference (Thursday 8/9/12) for a combined savings of $40.



8:15 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 | Welcome & Introduction - Matthew Burns, Co-Director, MCRR; Professor, Educational Psychology

9:10 | Keynote Address to Whole Group - Kristen McMaster, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

10:25 | Breakout Session 1

11:40 | Lunch (upper level courtyard area)

12:35 PM | Breakout Session 2

1:55 | Afternoon Q&A Panel with MCRR Affiliated Faculty & Staff


Registration Details

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (8:30 AM – 3:00 PM)

Location: University of Minnesota, Continuing Education & Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN

Registration: All participants must be registered. Please register before Friday, July 20th.

Workshop Fee: $80.00/person – includes breakfast, lunch, materials & CEU’s.  Parking and lodging costs are not included. $15 discount available with proof of registration for the 2012 MRA Annual Conference.

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Questions: Call 612-624-4561 or email


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