Upcoming Events & Workshops
- Events and workshops sponsored by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research (MCRR)
- Other events and offerings related to literacy education
2013 Achievement Gap Conference: Moving Forward Together
At the MN Department of Education, Roseville, MN
The Minnesota Center for Reading Research (MCRR) in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota invites researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to engage in a working meeting on the Achievement Gap.
This is not a typical conference. We have structured 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. We ask you to bring your strategies and experiences and be ready to share ideas. 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 publication 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.
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.
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