Minnesota Reading Association

Building Lifelong Literacy In All Citizens

The Minnesota Reading Association is a dynamic and diverse organization that includes classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, college teachers, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, students, and parents. The Association has more than 500 members in Minnesota and is affiliated with the International Literacy Association.

We support the goals of the International Literacy Association in professional development, advocacy, partnerships, research, and leadership in global issues.

Upcoming events

Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC)

Proudly Presents

Lucy Calkins!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Please join TCARC for a wonderful and rare opportunity to spend a day with our honored guest, Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Lucy will share a foundational presentation entitled, A Fast-Paced Intensive Overview of the Writing Workshop. Lucy’s expertise, wisdom, and leadership have provided amazing impact and solid grounding for the literacy profession. You will walk away with an overview of Writers Workshop and many practical ideas to incorporate into daily literacy work! 

7:30am-8:15am - Sign-in, Continental Breakfast, Conversations with Lucy, Book Sales

8:15am-12:45pm - Welcome, Presentation, Closing

Space is Limited! Register Now!

* PLEASE NOTE: We are very excited about the Lucy Calkins event coming up in one week - and we are excited to meet you! Registrants, please watch for a detailed email next week with important information.

To plan ahead, please consider making plans to carpool, if possible, or perhaps park at a nearby location and carpool from there with colleagues. Parking is limited.

NEW!! WAITLIST: There are only a few seats left for the Lucy Calkins event! If registration is full, please join the waitlist. If current registrants have not paid, more seats may open very soon. We are also looking for ways to add seating or allow for "standing room." Please CHECK BACK or watch for an email from us!

EXTRA BONUS! The Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center (our venue) is generously offering our Lucy Calkins event registrants a group discounted rate of $44 per person for the Lorie Line concert the evening of April 22! Our venue cost is largely underwritten by the Lorie Line evening concert. Lorie Line event information:  http://www.masonicheritagecenter.org/

If you are interested, please register at Lorie Line and enter promotion code: Reading (case sensitive) or contact Keir Johnson directly: (952) 948-6505 or Keir.johnson@mnmasonic.org

Leaders in Reading Network (LiRN)


“Targeting Proficiency: Unpacking the Complexities of

21st Century Literacies”

  • Friday, October 14- Guiding Question: “What do we mean by proficiency?” Keynote Presenter: Cory Stai, MDE Reading Specialist
  • February 1st - (CANCELLED due to speaker illness)
  • Thursday, April 20- Guiding Question: “How do we foster proficiency for each student?”  Registration available at a pro-rated price
    Keynote Presenter: Dr. Jeff Zwiers

Job Posting 3/29/17

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