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!

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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.

 

 

 

Language and Literacy Workshop: Friday October 6th, 2017

Assessment and Instruction of  Students with Language Based Learning Difficulties:Language and Literacy Connections

Join us for a full day workshop featuring Melissa Skoczylas, Speech Language Pathologist, researcher, author, and award winning instructor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, at the University of Alberta.

Come out and learn how a deeper understanding of language can be used to assist with literacy development in the area of reading comprehension. website key language

Location: Holy Eucharist Centre, 460 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg, Mb

Cost: $120 (early bird $110)

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017

Early Bird:  Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Click here for more detailed information and registration form

 

 

 

 

 

Adolescent Literacy Summit

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You are invited to attend the 4th Manitoba ADOLESCENT LITERACY SUMMIT, presented by the Manitoba Reading Association a provincial council of the International Literacy Association.

Join hundreds of passionate educators in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on April 12 and 13, 2017. Our line-up of speakers includes Pernille Ripp, John Schumacher, Linda Christensen, Richard Van Camp, Niiganwewidam James Sinclair, Sandra McTavish, Michelle Honeyford, Shelley Warkentin, and Eric Walters. For more detailed information about the summit please click here.

See the full line-up and register now! 

New Trends in Literacy Assessment Workshop:Friday October 7th 2016

Join us for a dynamic full day workshop featuring Dr.Laurie Elish-Piper. Dr Elish-Piper will highlight new trends and guide us in translating assessment findings to increase literacy achievement.

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Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper

 

Location: Canad Inns Polo Park 1405 St Mathews Ave

Cost:$135 (Early bird rate $100)

Registration Deadline: September 26, 2016

Early Bird:June 30th 2016

Click here for more detailed information and registration form

Please find  a preview of Dr Elish-Piper’s  October 7th presentation here

 

Tanny McGregor Workshops: April 14th, 2016

“Comprehension Strategies that are Tough to Teach: Fostering Metacognition”

with Tanny McGregor

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Tanny McGregor

MRA Spring Program on April 14, 2016 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg-Wellington Room Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Comprehension Strategies that Can Be Tough to Teach: Inferring, Determining Importance, Synthesizing
“Tough to teach, tough to learn.” Complex thinking strategies require explicit instruction, modeling and guided practice…and our students need to have the language to notice and name what they’re doing to make meaning of text. This is all very abstract, don’t you agree? What can we do to launch these comprehension Strategies in ways that make them comprehensible, concrete and incremental? In this session we match the “why” with the “what”, providing a menu of options to elevate the level of student thinking when interacting with text. Abstract doesn’t have to mean impossible!

Fostering Metacognition: The Invisible Ingredient in the Reading Recipe
Do you want to foster reflection and metacognition in your classroom? Do you need ideas to help students make these abstract concepts visible and concrete? Let’s explore a multitude of ways to merge research and practice in engaging ways students will love. We’ll use realia (concrete objects or artifacts), images, sketching and complex text to help students understand what metacognition is and what it can do for readers and thinkers. Your students have insightful thinking. Let’s help them reflect upon it and enable them to share their thinking with the world!

Who should attend? K-8, classroom teachers, resource teachers, reading clinicians, literacy consultants, coaches and support teachers, school teams, administrators.

Registration Information: Limited seats, so don’t delay.

  • Early Bird (on or before Feb. 1, 2016) MRA Member $100 Non- member $125
  • Regular Cost (after Feb. 1, 2016) MRA Member $115 Non-member $140

For further information or inquiries contact: Sandi Shaw-Lyons-President, Manitoba Reading Association- sshawlyons@plpsd.mb.ca

Register on-line at: http://www.manitobareading.org