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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

Don’t Tell The Enemy!

Don't Tell The Enemy

Join us in exploring one of the latest books in Canadian literature with MYCRA (Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award) author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Ms. Skyrypuch has received many honours for her outstanding books. Marsha will be discussing her most recent book, Don’t Tell the Enemy! Find out how Krystia, a young Ukrainian girl, finds a way to save her Jewish    friends during the Second World War.

Mark your calendars to attend this fantastic opportunity. All are welcome!

Register on site. Doors open 6:30 PM

When: Thursday Oct. 4, 2018

Where: Grant Park High School Senior Gym (450 Nathaniel at Grant)

Time: 7-8:30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 for students $10 for adults. Refreshments will be served.

For more information as well as other books published by Ms. Forchuk Skrypuch check out her website!

 

ILA 2019 Conference

ILA*IMPORTANT INFORMATION*

The ILA 2019 Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA, from Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13.

This marks two important changes to the annual conference, beginning in 2019:

• Moving from July to October
• Shifting from a Friday start date to a Thursday start date

These changes were both made based on feedback received from attendees, exhibitors, and independent research conducted by an events services firm. The ILA is excited about the move to fall and hope you will be as well.

The ILA is also jazzed about returning to New Orleans, a beautiful, walkable city vibrant with culture on every corner. It is  the perfect place for a literacy conference that thrives on the diversity of its presenters and attendees alike.

The Call for Proposals for ILA 2019 will open later this year. Please  follow ILA on Twitter and Facebook to receive  updates.

Registration Now Open!

Is That A Fact? Reading and Writing Non-Fiction in the Elementary Classroom

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Lori Jamison-Rog

The Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is pleased to present Lori Jamison Rog, a distinguished Western Canadian Educator. Lori is a former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and provincial consultant. Currently, Lori is an independent literacy consultant and author of important professional books for Pembroke Publishers including: Guiding Readers, Struggling Readers and Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3. Lori has been a strong literacy leader serving in many roles including International Literacy Association Provincial Coordinator with the Saskatchewan Reading Council. She is one of the Canadian leaders who has served on the ILA Board of Directors and was nominated for the position of Vice-President. Lori is a popular speaker at conferences, sharing many literacy and inquiry strategies, tools, and marvelous mini-lessons.

For a printable PD poster with more detailed information, please click here or go to our PD opportunities page where you will also find registration and information.

Date:    Friday October 5, 2018

Location: Holy Eucharist Centre 460 Munroe Ave @ Watt St. (Wpg)

Time: 8:45-3:30 (Registration, breakfast, & publishers’ displays start at 8:00)

 

 

Three P’s to Intervention

When readers struggle, there are three P’s to intervention success! glasses

On Monday, November 20th, the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg provided an after school session featuring Monica Wiebe, Certified Reading Clinician. Monica currently provides service to the Winnipeg School Division’s Diagnostic Learning Center, and brought cutting edge theory, research and practice to those in who attended the session from 4:30-6:30 in the library at Stevenson-Britannia School. facing class

As the  session title promised, topics such as  phonemic awareness, phonics and the importance of repeated practice were explored in depth. How the brain interprets reading, which areas are activated and how to support areas of strength were topics also covered. Participants explored their own understanding  of the three P’s and how to translate this understanding into the classroom.

Those fortunate enough to attended were provided with a link to Monica’s own stash of incredibly valuable resources for use in the classroom, during assessment, or when planning intervention. The evening was well worth fighting the blustery weather to attend!

 

 

Don’t wait, its not too late!

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This is a reminder to all professionals in the field. It’s not too late to register for Assessment and Instruction of Students with Language based learning difficulties:Language and Literacy Connections.

Please join us for this amazing opportunity featuring Dr. Melissa Skoczylas. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to develop and enhance your current practice and teachings!

Full Registration is $120. Deadline is Friday September 22nd. Please click here for more information and registration details.