Crocus Awards Nominations are Open!
Each year, the Manitoba Reading Association recognizes outstanding Literacy Advocacy and Administration. Please check out our Crocus Awards information page to nominate a deserving administrator or Literacy community advocate. The deadline for submission is April 28, 2023. Awards will be presented at a Gala at the Niakwa Country Club in Winnipeg on May 25, 2023.
The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg recognizes educators and community members who have made a difference in the field of Literacy. Check out their website for more information.
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The MRA is pleased to announce that Cris Tovani is coming to Winnipeg in 2023! Please save the date - April 21, 2023! Registration is open now! Click here to register!
About this eventThe best reading strategy in the world won't work if students are disengaged. Now, more than ever before, students want authentic reasons to read, write, and discuss.
Cris Tovani shares planning structures and literacy strategies that will help teachers anticipate and remove learning roadblocks.
About Cris Tovani:
For the past 27 years, Cris Tovani has taught grades 1-12 in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. While teaching elementary instruction, she was disturbed by the number of students that did not know how to read. By conducting research with coworkers throughout the 1980s, Tovani was able to create strategies that could help her students read and excel in the classroom. Today, she consults on staff development for the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), an institution that has received national recognition for its work in reading comprehension reform. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a major advocate of Literacy Labs (workshops for reading comprehension), and collaborates online with fellow teacher and writer Samantha Bennett to teach educators how to create and implement "lab classrooms." You can visit their site at http://www.literacylabs.org/. Tovani's methods are inspired by many different fields of educational research, from revolutionaries in the field like Vygotsky, to modern researchers like Wiggins and McTighe. Though Tovani uses literacy ideology that is familiar to many educators, she implements this ideology through practical creative strategies that every teacher can use.
About the event:
8:00 am - Registration
9:00 am - 3:30 pm Keynote with Cris Tovani
Morning & Afternoon coffee and snacks and lunch included.
The MRA has a block of rooms at the Victoria Inn Winnipeg set aside for those checking in on April 20 and checking out April 21st.
Group code is 216709
Click here to go to the Victoria Inn website.
In person - $150
Virtual (more details to follow) - $100
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