Leaders in Reading Network (LiRN) 2017-2018
Theme: "Promoting equity and access for all students through culturally sustaining literacy"
Text: Culturally sustaining pedagogies: Teaching and learning for justice in a changing world. Edited by Django Paris and H. Samy Alim
January 18th: Tim San Pedro
February 20th: Nimo Abdi
May 4th: Django Paris (Held at Shoreview Community Center)
* Find out more about our Keynotes here.
-All 3 sessions
-A free guest may attend each session
-A free copy of the book
-Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Lunch is on your own.
-A year's membership to MRA
Registration cost for all 3 sessions is $295.00
People who paid for February 1, 2017 (which was a cancelled session) may register for the reduced cost of $208.50
During this symposium we will recognize the contributions of Dr. Cindy Whaley from Martin Luther College in New Ulm. Cindy has served as the President of the Southwest Area Reading Council for many years, was a member of the statewide literacy team, provided feedback on the English Language Arts standards during the last review, and has provided outstanding professional learning to pre-service and in-service teachers across the Midwest. Dr. Whaley's keynote address is entitled "The Lifelong Journey of a Successful Reader." It is our honor to recognize her commitment to the literacy community of Minnesota!
We will also be continuing our discussion of reading interventions from the summer book clubs and the Distinguished Scholar Symposium with Dr. Barbara Foorman. If you missed out on the previous events, jump into the conversation NOW! CEUs will be provided.
Cost: Free to Minnesota Academy of Reading members
Free to students
$10.00 for nonmembers
1:00 Welcome and Introductions- Dr. Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr, President
1:05 Update from the Department of Education- Cory Stai and Jennifer Wazlawik,
MDE Literacy Specialists
1:20 Introduction of the 2018 Honoree
1:25 Keynote Address: "The Lifelong Journey of a Successful Reader"- Dr.
2:15 Refreshments- Dr. Joan Sax-Bendix, Membership Director of MAR
2:30 Small Group Discussions- Dr. Debra S. Peterson, Past President of MAR
- What does it take to ensure that all students are successful readers?
-What does research say about the components of effective reading
interventions in Tier 1 and Tier 2?
-What have been your experiences with reading interventions? What
successes and challenges have you experienced?
3:30 Sharing Key Points and Action Steps