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The Manitoba Reading Association

"Preparing children for their literacy future is the most important work anyone can do."

The Manitoba Reading Association is a provincial council of the International Reading Association. MRA includes over 500 teachers, parents, students and others committed to the promotion of literacy and to the improvement of reading and writing instruction throughout Manitoba.

What We Do:

  • Provide In-Service opportunities for educators, parents, students, etc.
  • Network with other literacy organizations throughout the province.
  • Evaluate current and future instructional practises in the areas of literacy.
  • Hold one position on the selection committee for the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Literacy.
  • Support the International Reading Association (IRA) by publicizing its worldwide literacy activities and by promoting its extensive selection of publications and brochures.
  • Sponsor an international literacy project annually .

 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Manitoba Reading Association we are looking for people to serve as members-at-large.

If you are interested please contact our President, Louise Duncan at lduncan@prsdmb.ca.  We look forward to having new members join us; it is worth the investment of time!

News and Updates

2017 Adolescent Literacy Summit
Critical Literacy: Challenge, Inspire, Empower

Hold the dates

April 12th and 13th 2017

Victoria Inn and Converence Centre
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg Manitoba

2017 Adolescent Literacy Summit Flyer

 

Call for Proposals for Ignite Presentations:
2017 Manitoba Literacy Summit

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
4:30 - 6:00pm

Victoria Inn and Converence Centre
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg Manitoba

Ignite is a presentation format where a presenter speaks while slides advance automatically to support him/her. An Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes, and contains exactly 20 slides.

Proposal deadline: June 1, 2016

Proposal Submission Form and Guidelines

 

MRA & RCGW Annual General Meeting & Awards Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate the literacy contributions of those in our schools and communities.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Viscount Gort Hotel
1670 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg Manitoba

5:30 - 6:45 AGM
7:00 Crocus Awards Celebration

Registration for Board Members

Registration for Non Board Members

 

MRA Call for Nominations to the Board

The Nominating Committee of the Manitoba Reading Council is accepting applications to serve on its volunteer board to fill upcoming vacancies for executive positions & members at large for special interest groups and areas not Served by council.

Nomination deadline is May 14th 2016.

Information package and nomination / Application Form

 

 

Manitoba Reading Association Logo
Manitoba Reading Association

I Love To Read Month

“I Love to Read” is a month long celebration that is held each year to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme is “Critical Literacy: Empowering Children and Youth to Change the World”.

Cover Letter

Resource Package

Additional References

 

Learn More About the Manitoba Reading Association

International Reading Council
International Reading Association

ILA 2016 Conference & Exhibits

July 9-11th, 2016

Preconference Institutes July 8th, 2016

Discover new teaching methods, materials, and tools to transform lives through literacy.

Join thousands of education professionals at the International Literacy Association 2016 Conference & Exhibits on July 9–11 in Boston.

Additional Information

Online Registration

 

Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg
Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg

Gail Boushey & Joan Moser

Literacy Café: Empower students to take an active role in setting goals for literacy improvement. 

October 21st, 2016
8:00am - 3:15pm

Canad Inns Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg MB.

In this workshop, Gail and Joan introduce the CAFE System of assessing individuals, identifying specific strategies, and using the information to guide instruction.

Additional Information

Online Registration

 

I Love To Read Month

“I Love to Read” is a month long celebration that is held each year to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme is “Critical Literacy: Empowering Children and Youth to Change the World”.

Idea Calendar

 

RCGW Membership Brochure

RCGW Webite

Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians
Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians

Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper

New Trends in Literacy Assessment:
Iplications for Differentiated Instruction

Friday, October 7, 2016
8:45 - 3:30

Canad Inns Polo Park - 1405 St. Matthews Ave
Winnipeg, MB 

Join us for a dynamic full day workshop. Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper will highlight new trends and guide us in translating assessment findings to increase literacy achievement. She will highlight practical instructional strategies that will support differentiated reading instruction for the diverse learners in our K-6 classrooms.

$100 Early Bird registration deadline June 30th

$135 Registration deadline September 26th

Registration Form and Additional Details

Pembina Escarpment Reading Council
Pembina Escarpment Reading Council

It's all about the books!

Annual in-service for Librarians, Literacy Leaders, Educators and anyone who is passionate about literacy!

Keynote Speaker: Sally Bender

May 5, 2016

Carmen United Church.
8:30 - 3:10pm (Lunch provided)

$75.00 registration fee

Registration and More Information