Upcoming Events & Workshops
PRESS Leadership Tools for Implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in the Elementary School
May 27, 2015
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Cost: $150 per person
An introduction to the PRESS framework for literacy leaders and administrators with a focus on implementation strategies and opportunities. We will discuss the PRESS procedural support tool which covers the necessary components for implementation and correlates with the PRESS decision making process. Key tips and suggestions for implementing PRESS, with real world examples, will be highlighted throughout the workshop. Registration includes a PRESS Intervention Manual and clock hours.
We're sorry, this workshop is full. To be placed on the wait list, please contact Shona Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Reading Programs
MCRR is teaming up again this summer with the Institute of Reading Development for Summer Reading Programs. Details here.
PRESS Forward! A research-based framework for literacy achievement
August 4-6, 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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.
Registration now open for 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. Click here for information & registration.
Dr. Nonie Lesaux: Making Assessment Matter
Friday, September 25, 2015
Minnesota Department of Education
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Attention 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.
Nonie 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.