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MCRR Summer Literacy Workshop 2018

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Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55108

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2018 Summer Literacy Workshop
Reframing Literacy in a Digital Age

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM

U of MN St. Paul Campus

Cost: $89 early-bird registration through June 30! ($99 after June 30, $55 student rate)
(Includes breakfast, lunch, materials & CEU’s. Parking & lodging not included.)


MCRR hosts this annual workshop for teachers, staff, and educational leaders, and others who work with PK-12 students in their literacy instruction. Sessions throughout the day connect participants to the latest literacy research findings and their applications to direct work with students.

The workshop will feature a keynote address along with breakout sessions led by U of M faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development. Workshop presenters share findings from their recent literacy reserach projects.

Workshop Goals

This day-long professional learning event provides an opportunity for educators to:

  • find ways to put research into practice
  • get new ideas and set productive goals for the 2018-19 school year
  • re-group, re-focus, and reflect on classroom and schoolwide instructional practices
  • network with other literacy professionals
  • learn about resources to help your school move forward in student achievement in literacy.

Target Audience

PK-12 teachers, ELL staff, special education teachers, principals, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and teaching support staff. Also welcome are community-based literacy program coordinators or volunteers, PK-12 education students, district literacy personnel, or staff and faculty from other colleges or universities with a Teacher Education / Reading Licensure program.

Keynote Address

The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Cassie Scharber, Associate Professor in Learning Technologies in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction on the topic of digital literacies.

MCRR Workshop Session Schedule

8:15 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 | Welcome
8:50 | Keynote Address
10:00 | Breakout Session 1
11:10 | Breakout Session 2
12:10 | Lunch (upper level courtyard area)
1:00 PM | Breakout Session 3
2:25 | Closing comments & afternoon panel
2:50 | Drawing for door prizes


First morning breakout session

  • Rethinking Research: Reading and Writing for Social Change

  • FAST for Success: Collecting, Interpreting, and Using Data for Improved Student Outcomes

  • ILA’s Standards 2017: What you need to know

Second morning breakout session

  • Writing About What We Read - Grades 3-6

  • The Wonder of Words: A Community-School Partnership to Improve Vocabulary

  • Dyslexia in the Classroom: An Overview of Research and MN Statutes Related to Dyslexia

Afternoon breakout session

  • Evidenced-Based Writing Interventions for Struggling Writers in Early Elementary School

  • Improving Comprehension: Interactive and Fully-Automated Inference Making Training in K-2

  • Using Digital Literacies to Connect Classrooms & Promote Student Engagement

Registration Details

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (8:15 AM – 3:00 PM)

Location: University of Minnesota, Continuing Education & Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN

Registration: All participants must be registered.

Workshop Fee: $89 early-bird registration through June 30! ($99 general registration, $55 student rate). Includes breakfast, lunch, materials & CEU’s. (Parking & lodging not included.)

Lodging: There are many lodging options nearby in Roseville. For more info, visit: http://rosevilletrips.com

Questions: Call 612-624-4561 or email mcrr@umn.edu

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