A Fresh Look at Phonics Workshop

A Guided Online Workshop featuring Wiley Blevins

PLEASE NOTE!!!

*EVENT REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JAN. 15TH *

Event Date and Time:
Wednesday January 19th 2022 and Thursday, January 20th Via Zoom: 4:30- 6:00 pm CST  

The MCRC is excited to present A Fresh Look at Phonics: Common Causes of FAILURE and 7 Ingredients for SUCCESS. In this session Wiley Blevins will share the reasons why phonics instruction fails and what can be done about it.  Wiley will also provide resources and effective strategies for implementing phonics instruction as well as a detailed scope and sequence for early years.  

Wiley Blevins is an early reading specialist who holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University. He taught elementary school in both the United States and South America and was Director of Special Projects for Scholastic in New York City. Wiley is prolific author, having written over 75 books for children and contributed to or authored 15 for books for teachers. Some of his professional titles include Phonics from A-Z and Teaching Phonics and Word Study in the Intermediate Grades. His latest publication, and the focus of this session, is A Fresh Look at Phonics: Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success.

Registration fees:  –
$39.00 per person                 
$99.00 for school groups of 3 or more                  
$30.00 for teacher candidates/MRA/MCRC members
Payment due by January 10, 2022
For registration and payment please click here.    

Cancellation policy: Requests received before January 15, 2022 will be honoured less a $10.00 administration fee.  Requests after that time will not be considered.

ILA Intensive Digital Event

Assessing and Addressing the Needs of Young Readers

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET 

Early identification and intervention in the classroom are essential to overcoming obstacles that require aggressive remediation. This ILA Intensive, hosted by Barbara R. Foorman, focuses on how to spot and support readers who struggle, as well as how to prevent most reading problems.

Presenters will share effective, evidence-based strategies for instruction, demonstrate how to differentiate based on the specific needs of each learner, and deliver highly practical resources school-based literacy educators should have in their toolbox.

Keynote speakers for the live event include Donna M. Scanlon and Julie A. Washington; a third keynote from Sharon Vaughn will be available exclusively on demand.

The Intensive also features Stephanie Al Otaiba, Steve Amendum, Laura Ascenzi-Moreno, Young-Suk Kim, and Kathleen Rastle.

Your registration gives you access to both the live event and the on-demand recordings, which will be available to you through July 13, 2022.

Registration: $79.00 members | $99.00 nonmembers

Click Here To Register

Using Picture Books in the Classroom

Just One More Story: Using Picture Books to Build Community K-12 with Lori Emilson

Please join the Manitoba Reading Association in a Virtual PD session featuring Lori Emilson on Saturday February 6th at 10:00 am.

Reading picture books aloud in any classroom helps students develop identity and empathy, builds community and provides an opportunity to explore social justice issues. This session will introduce participants to picture books that are ideal for use in K-12 classrooms, providing an opportunity to curate a diverse classroom library and build a great stack of mentor texts.

Lori Emilson is a Curriculum Support Teacher in Lakeshore School Division, with over 30 years’ experience teaching Literacy. She organizes and leads the Lakeshore Book-a-Day divisional initiative, and is the President Elect of the Manitoba Reading Association.

Hosted by the Manitoba Reading Association
Contact Lisa Carlson to register
lcarlson@prsdmb.ca
No cost!

Space Available!

Presents: Jennifer Serravallo On-Line Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 @ 5:30-6:30 CST

Join The Reading council of Greater Winnipeg for a limited engagement with renowned literacy consultant and author, Jennifer Serravallo. This PD is limited to 100 participants, so act quickly.

An unprecedented pandemic may take the teacher out of the classroom, but it doesn’t take the classroom out of the teacher! Jennifer Serravallo’s Connecting with Students Online gives you concise, doable answers based

on her own experiences and those of the teachers, administrators, and coaches she has communicated with during the pandemic. The intended audience is K-8.

Twitter: @jserravallo Instagram: @jenniferserravallo Web: http://www.jenniferserravallo.com 

Please Note: This limited engagement with Jennifer Serravallo is reserved for 100 participants. We anticipate reaching capacity, so register quickly. Registration for this event begins on the MTS website on Monday, November 30, 2020. Please read our cancellation policy closely. This webinar WILL NOT be recorded for future viewing, so please ensure that you are able to attend the live event.

Updated information will available on The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg blog – https://rcgw.weebly.com

Contact Leslie Dickson or Jackie Parsons at rcgwinnipeg@gmail.com for more information.

Professional Development

The Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is pleased to present

A Guided Zoom Workshop featuring Dr. David Kilpatrick

January 21st 4:30-6:00

In this session Dr. Kilpatrick will present evidence supporting the role of phonemic awareness in reading. Participants will learn assessment strategies and instructional techniques.  Dr. Kilpatrick will also provide an overview of effective strategies for developing phonemic awareness and word recognition. This session is recommended for teachers of students in K-4 as well as those who work with students with reading delays.

David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

Participants are encouraged to purchase Kilpatrick’s Equipped for Reading Success to get the most benefit from the guided workshop.

You can download the poster for more information. Registration and payment are available on the website.

ILA Digital Events

Attention MCRC members!

Are you a member of the ILA? Members enjoy free access, and nonmembers may participate for $45. Become a member of ILA to gain access to this and future webinars in this series at no cost.

Making a Case for Reading Joy

May 31, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ET

Adults who habitually read find personal enjoyment and benefit from it. Unfortunately, too many young people report reading experiences that disconnect them from reading joy or discourage its development. We can teach young people to become proficient, critical readers without damaging their reading interest and engagement in the process.

In this ILA Digital Event, Donalyn Miller, award-winning Texas teacher and author, describes some conditions, rituals, and instructional opportunities that engage young people with reading and set them on the path to joyful reading for a lifetime.

Cost: $45  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

REGISTER

Instructional Level or Challenging Text: Too Hard or Not Hard Enough?

May 3, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ET

For decades teachers have been told that it is important to match books to children’s reading levels to facilitate learning. But how effective is this practice? In this ILA Digital Event, Timothy Shanahan will explore the research on instructional level and teaching with complex text—and share a different approach more likely to help children to read better.

Tim Shanahan

Cost: $45  |  FREE FOR ILA MEMBERS

The archived recording of this session is available until May 8, 2021.

VIEW ARCHIVE


ILA 2019 Replay

Available April 1 at 9:00 a.m. ET through May 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET

When literacy is embedded in every aspect of education, it creates the environment students need to reach their full potential in the classroom and throughout their lives.

For a limited time (April 1–May 31), ILA is offering this six-session replay free to members and nonmembers (registration required).

These sessions demonstrate the importance of working collaboratively to build and sustain a culture that extends beyond the school setting.

  • General Session: Creating a Culture of Literacy | Renée Watson and Pedro Noguera
  • Research Panel: What Research Really Says About Teaching Reading—and Why That Still Matters | P. David Pearson, Sonia Cabell, Gwendolyn McMillon, and Nell K. Duke
  • Featured Speaker: We Need More Than Diverse Books | Tricia Ebarvia
  • Featured Speaker: Teaching Vulnerable Youth How to Read and Write: Lessons About Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Meaning | David Kirkland
  • Featured Speaker: Choice, Access, Empowerment: Changing the Game for Young Readers | Donalyn Miller
  • Featured Speaker: Motivating Readers From the Inside Out: The Five Key Beliefs That Matter Most for Student Literacy | Dave Stuart Jr.

Cost: FREE for members and nonmembers

REGISTER


ILA Edcamp Online

Edcamps are built on organic, participant-led conversation and collaboration. ILA Edcamp Online is no exception. Our goal is to create a space for live online learning, where educators can connect and discuss relevant topics in real time.

April 7 Sessions

  • Alternative Access: Connecting When Your Students Don’t Have Connectivity
  • Continuous K–5 Learning During School Closures: Techniques, Tips, and Tools
  • Supporting Struggling Learners: Instruction and Intervention in a Virtual Environment

Monday March 23rd Event Cancelled

We regret to inform you that to ensure the health and safety of all International Literacy Association representatives, during the current global situation with the COVID-19 virus, the ILA is suspending all
travel until further notice.
Therefore, Dr. Dwyer is no longer able to travel from Dublin, Ireland, to appear at the co-hosted conference on Monday, March 23, 2020. Bernadette has sent her sincere regrets. We are all deeply disappointed and perhaps Dr. Dwyer may be able to visit Manitoba, at another time.

Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is planning literacy professional learning events for the 2020-2021 school year. Please continue to visit the MCRC website for the current updates, literacy programming ideas, private practice lists, and 2020 MCRC scholarship applications.

Don’t Miss Out! Register Today!

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,Dwyer 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.

bernadette book image.jpgEducators 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. 

Reading Intervention: Focussing on what’s important while keeping it simple and effective

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 Capturespend 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

Don’t Wait, It’s Not Too Late!

*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 Professional
Lori Jamison-Rog

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!