The ILA 2020 What’s Hot in Literacy Report goes beyond a ranked list of trending topics to offer a deeper look at what literacy professionals think about the issues most critical to the future of effective, high-quality literacy instruction. Explore the key findings of their results to learn more. Interested in findings from the past? Explore hot trends from 2017 and 2018!
You won’t want to miss this opportunity!
The Manitoba Reading Association in collaboration with Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians are honoured to present a full day with Doctor Bernadette Dwyer.
- Monday, March 23, 2020
- Registration: 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
- Session: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Dr. Bernadette Dwyer is the Past-President of the International Literacy Association (ILA). She is an Associate Professor in the School of Language Literacy and Childhood Education in Dublin City University, Ireland. She has extensive experience in the field of education as a classroom teacher, learning support teacher, teacher educator, PD consultant and researcher. Bernadette is currently engaged in research in the areas of multimodal/ digital literacies; disciplinary literacies; reading comprehension; and supporting struggling readers and writers. Her most recent book publication is Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning.
Educators will come away with practical strategies to enhance comprehension and engage all learners using technology.
Spring into action! Register early using our convenient online option or download the poster for mail in option. Space is limited. This workshop is recommended for educators of students in grades 4 through 12.
“Teaching children to read open’s up a world of possibility for them. It builds their capacity for creative and critical thinking, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to respond with empathy and compassion to others.”
THE INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION (ILA) has long recognized the right to read as fundamental and inalienable. However, for too many children, this right is never realized.
In 2018, the ILA Board of Directors convened a task force charged with developing a worldwide campaign around children’s rights to read—and what needs to be done to ensure these fundamental rights. This task force is composed of ILA members from Australia, Ireland, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Their work yielded a list of 10 rights, of equal importance, that every child deserves. In The Case for Children’s Rights to Read, the ILA offers a glimpse into how and why each of the 10 rights were selected. Included is a reference list of the literature drawn upon when crafting the rights. Readers are encouraged to review these resources.
Ideas For Holiday Gift Buying!
Each year, thousands of children, young adults, and educators around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the Choices reading lists. These lists are used in classrooms, libraries, and homes to help readers of all ages find books they will enjoy. The International Reading Association provides the annotated lists for the current year, (as well as past years) posting them on-line in May with a free download available. Take advantage and find the perfect gift for the avid reader on your list.
The International Literacy Association (ILA) is now seeking applications and nominations for the ILA Awards and Grants Program.
ILA’s Awards and Grants are a great way to celebrate literacy leaders and literacy researchers who have made a significant impact in the field. The Program recognizes distinguished contributions in the following categories:
- Literature/Publications and Writings
- Excellence in Teaching
- Service to the Profession and Organization
- Outstanding Contribution to the Profession
ILA Literacy Leader Awards honor the outstanding contributions and service of teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and more!
Do you, your students, or colleagues need research support? ILA’s Research Program assists teachers, researchers, and graduate students through research grants, awards, and fellowships that support research activities, dissemination, and publications in the field of literacy.
The deadline for awards and grants nomination and submissions is March 15, 2020—but don’t wait to apply! All ILA Award and Grant winners will be announced at the ILA 2020 Conference in Columbus, OH, October 15–18, 2020.
For more information visit literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants
The Reading Department of Clinical Support Services is pleased to present a guided workshop featuring Sharon Zinke author of the Decoding Solution and creator of Rime Magic.
Sharon will share with participants an array of effective instructional strategies to develop proficient decoding and spelling (encoding) skills so that students are freed to spend the greatest amount of time in class reading and talking about books. From her decades of classroom experience, Sharon understands that reading is all about comprehension and that we need to offer our students daily opportunities to immerse themselves in text and talk with their peers about what they are reading.
Sharon has refined her approach to an easy 7-step system that works, as students say, “like magic.” Participants will learn the Rime Magic strategy, and will leave with the knowledge and resources they need to develop their own kits.
Don’t miss out on this valuable session! Follow the link to registration information!
November 14th, 2019
Registration: 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Session: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Canad Inns Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB
The Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is pleased to announce the winner of the Barbara Koffman Scholarship Award. We remember Barbara fondly as a born educator and leader who inspired both teachers and students alike.
Congratulations to Ailsa Desender! Ailsa has always intended to become a teacher, having loved reading and learning so much as a child. Since kindergarten, her path has involved as many opportunities to work with children and to teach as possible, including ballet instruction, tutoring, and working in a day care. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) in Chemistry, then from the Faculty of Education in 2013 with a degree in Early Years Education with Honours.
She began her teaching career in September 2013 with a position teaching Grade One in River East Transcona School Division. During this time, I participated in a professional development series with an aim to strengthen literacy instruction skills in Grade One teachers in the division. This exposure to data driven programming peaked her interest in becoming a literacy specialist.
In September of 2014, she began her permanent position in Louis Riel School Division as a Grade 1/2 teacher. She spent three years at Frontenac School before transferring to her current position at Dr. D.W. Penner School. She feels privileged to have encountered many literacy minded colleagues through her career so far and has participated in several professional learning networks regarding topics such as Regie Routman’s Writing Project and Reciprocal Teaching.
She decided to return to the university to begin her post-baccalaureate degree in 2017, and it was here that she discovered the position of Reading Clinician which appealed to her scientific, data driven nature as well as her love of teaching. With the encouragement of classmates and professors, she switched to the Master’s program in the summer of 2018 with the goal of eventually becoming a Reading Clinician. For her thesis, she is interested in researching inclusion and Universal Design as it pertains to literacy programming for students with severe auditory or communication deficits.
In her free time, she reads avidly, both professionally and for pleasure, bakes, and crochets. She feels fortunate to have the support of her husband, Bryce, and her family as she pursues the next phase of her career.
Job well done!
Carol Hryniuk-Adamov has sown the seeds of literacy. Her work in the International Reading Association, now The International Literacy Association reaches from her presidency of the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg to present ILA involvement. Her work with Winnipeg School Division as a Reading Clinician has touched the lives of countless students.
Carol nurtured IRA ties, as did other reading clinicians in Winnipeg, when the Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians was formed.
She was continuously instrumental in her outreach with the IRA literacy community for professional development for MCRC speakers. As well Carol supported these endeavours through Clinical Support Service and those in the Reading Department. Furthermore, Carol was an integral part of the MRA Adolescent Literacy Summit conferences. She was a leader in the organization of the Summits and their ongoing success. Carol’s passion for literacy is contagious and an asset to those around her.
Carol has served as MCRC and Reading Council president and for many years, she represented her councils and her status as a reading clinician as the provincial co-ordinator to IRA. She provided numerous workshops, presentations and shared her wealth of knowledge on literacy topics especially comprehension and study skills.
Carol represented her discipline well through her instruction at the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba. She also spent summers in the Department of Education workshops and as a reading clinician to adolescent learners for a boost into the new school year.
The Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians honour Carol for the work she has done, spanning over three decades, enriching lives, one student at a time, one colleague at a time, one book at a time and one incredible life story at a time.
This past weekend (Saturday February 23rd) was MCRC’s 3rd annual volunteer opportunity at Siloam Mission, helping serve breakfast for some of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable citizens. It was an amazing time of preparing, serving and connecting with individuals who come to Siloam for meals, support and a friendly face. The kitchen is the heart and soul of Siloam Mission. Up to 600 people use their meal services three times a day, every day. The kitchen staff and volunteers strive to serve nutritious and nourishing food. The philosophy of Siloam’s kitchen sums it all up nicely: Love people and cook good food.
The Executive Council of the Manitoba Council for Reading Clinicians is proud to support the endeavors of the mission. If you are interested in volunteering your time, or donating money please visit the Siloam website at www.siloam.ca
*Registration Deadline September 21st 2018*
Don’t miss out on the latest professional development workshop with Lori Jamison-Rog on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Holy Eurcharist Centre, 460 Munroe Street.
Is That a Fact? Reading and Writing Non-Fiction in the Elementary Classroom.
Lori is a teacher, author, and literacy consultant. She is one of the few Canadians to have served on the Board of Directors of the International Literacy Association. Lori is the author of a number of professional books on reading and writing instruction, including Guiding Readers, Struggling Readers, and Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Nonfiction Writing K–3. A popular speaker at literacy conferences across North America and beyond, Lori is currently an independent consultant, providing professional development to schools and districts.
For more information and registration details click here. Registration includes a copy of Lori’s latest book Marvelous Mini Lessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing Grades 3-8!