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Twin Cities Area Reading Council Blog:



Dr. Jillian Maxe


Vice President
Sarah Haskett-Rutledge

Beth Flottmeier


Neva Stoebner


Sue Braithwaite


Member at Large

Maurna Rome maurnarome@gmail.com

Past President
Kathryn Fox

  Twin Cities Area Reading Council - July 2017


Greetings from the Twin Cities Area Reading Council!

Happy Summer!

July, 2017

Happy Summer from Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC)!

We hope you are finding ways to relax, refresh, and renew yourself with literacy this summer. Welcome to our new members! We are excited to share several upcoming collaborative literacy opportunities! Please see details below and check the website links for registration information or for additional details.

Watch for information later this summer about our TCARC 2017-2018 events! We hope to see you soon!


Jill Maxe, TCARC President and the TCARC Board


1.   July 13: Minnesota Reading Association Conference 2017

2017 MRA Conference in collaboration with the Hamline University Summer Literacy Institute

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Lehman


August 3 & 4, October 13, November 10:

MESPA Literacy Academy 

This four-day literacy academy, presented by Bonnie Houck and Sandi Novak, will help you develop effective practices for literacy classroom visits and will ensure a solid foundation of instruction for literacy plans. Literacy leaders will address professional learning and resource needs identified through classroom visits, teacher surveys, and other data. The academy is strategically scheduled across a four-month period, allowing participants to implement ideas and bring back examples of their work for discussion with peers. Click here for more info and to register. As an MRA member, you will receive the special MESPA membership registration rate by entering the code: READ17.

If you have questions, please contact:

Rachel Dillon

Program Manager
Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association

Summer Statewide Professional Book Club!
Follow up with the Distinguished Scholars Symposium opportunity on September 29.
If you have questions, please contact:
Eva Boehm at boeh0056@umn.edu or Debra Peterson at peter328@umn.edu

Spread the Word about TCARC!
Do you have a friend or colleague who is looking to expand or enrich their professional development opportunities and experiences? Would you like to get more involved with leadership opportunities with TCARC? Please contact us! Share your love of the Minnesota Reading Association and TCARC with colleagues! For more information please visit the Twin Cities Area Reading Council homepage as well as the Twin Cities Area Reading Council Blogspot. You can also follow us on Twitter
  Sincerely, Twin Cities Area Reading Council
Dr. Jillian Maxe, President
Sarah Haskett-Rutledge, Vice President
Beth Flottmeier, Secretary
Neva Stoebner, Treasurer
Susan Braithwaite, Membership and Communications
Kathryn Fox, Past President
Maurna Rome, Member at Large

If you have questions, please contact Jill Maxe at jill.maxe@spps.org
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Thank you for making our Lucy Calkins event a success!!! Please watch for future TCARC events soon!

Lucy Calkins!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, shared 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. Lucy provided an overview of Writers Workshop and many practical ideas to incorporate into daily literacy work! 


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Past events

13 Jul 2017 MRA Summer Conference in conjunction with the Hamline Summer Literacy Institute
13 May 2017 (copy) MAR Spring Mixer
22 Apr 2017 Lucy Calkins
20 Apr 2017 LiRN 2016-2017: Targeting Proficiency: Unpacking the Complexities of 21st Century Literacies
03 Mar 2017 Celebrate Literacy Event
02 Mar 2017 Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits
22 Feb 2017 [Sold Out] Donalyn Miller: An Evening with Donalyn Miller
19 Jan 2017 MAR: Winter Policy and Issues Symposium
10 Nov 2016 TCARC Presents: A Closer Look at Nonfiction Texts with Kathleen Baxter
14 Oct 2016 LiRN 2016-2017: Targeting Proficiency: Unpacking the Complexities of 21st Century Literacies
30 Sep 2016 Distinguished Scholars Symposium
17 Sep 2016 Jan Richardson - The Next Step in Guided Reading
13 Jul 2016 MRA Summer Conference 2016
01 Jul 2016 Summer Book Club
08 Jun 2016 South West Minnesota Reading Council Summer Conference
09 May 2016 South West Area Reading Council Spring Conference
27 Apr 2016 (copy) LiRN 2015-2016: Pathways to Critical Literacy Through Discourse and Action
21 Apr 2016 Technology: Digital Text and Content Area Literacy Event
04 Mar 2016 Celebrate Literacy
10 Feb 2016 LiRN 2015-2016: Pathways to Critical Literacy Through Discourse and Action
15 Jan 2016 MAR Policy Symposium
03 Dec 2015 TCARC - Content Area Literacy Event
05 Nov 2015 Agency & Independence in Literacy
21 Oct 2015 LiRN 2015-2016: Pathways to Critical Literacy Through Discourse and Action
25 Sep 2015 Conversations with Dr. Nonie Lesaux
09 Jul 2015 Summer MRA Conference
06 May 2015 TCARC Spring Event : Standards- Based Instruction
30 Apr 2015 LiRN Session III with Nell Duke
18 Apr 2015 SRIC Spring Meeting
16 Apr 2015 SWRC Spring Conference
06 Mar 2015 Celebrate Literacy
19 Feb 2015 LiRN 2014-2015: Fostering Literacy Independence
24 Jan 2015 EdCamp Literacy at the College of St Benedict
12 Jan 2015 MAR Policy Symposium
06 Jan 2015 TCARC Winter Event: Good to the Core
01 Nov 2014 SERC Breakfast with the Authors
30 Oct 2014 LiRN 2014-2015: Fostering Literacy Independence
28 Oct 2014 For the Love of Books
11 Oct 2014 SRIC: "What Are They Thinking? Using questions and feedback to maximize learning"
06 Oct 2014 TCARC & SRIC Fall Social- CANCELLED
26 Sep 2014 Catherine Snow Event
18 Aug 2014 TCARC August Book Discussion
29 Jul 2014 TCARC July Book Discussion
17 Jul 2014 MRA Summer Conference (in conjunction with Hamline Literacy Institute)
25 Jun 2014 TCARC June Book Discussion
21 May 2014 Twin Cities Council Member Meeting
15 May 2014 SRIC Annual Dinner Meeting
12 Apr 2014 MAR Member Mixer
10 Apr 2014 SERC Guest Author - Gordon Fredrickson
08 Apr 2014 Book Speak with Laura Purdie Salas (SWMRC)
20 Mar 2014 CMRC --Minnesota Author: Chris Monroe
08 Mar 2014 MRA Spring Leadership Meeting
07 Mar 2014 Celebrate Literacy
05 Mar 2014 LiRN 2013-2014
22 Feb 2014 SRIC: Reading Symposium
01 Feb 2014 Grant and Scholarship Deadline
25 Jan 2014 CMRC--Kathy Bumgardner visits Central Minnesota.
22 Jan 2014 TCARC
16 Jan 2014 SRIC Meeting - Cancelled due to weather
13 Jan 2014 MAR-- Policy Issues in Literacy
08 Jan 2014 LiRN
21 Nov 2013 SRIC Meeting
13 Nov 2013 Technology and Literacy
11 Nov 2013 CMRC--Reader's Night Out
24 Oct 2013 SRIC Meeting
01 Oct 2013 SWMRC Annual Fall Conference
21 Sep 2013 Dr. Maryanne Wolf / MDE
09 Aug 2013 MRA Annual Conference @ Cragun's Resort
09 Aug 2013 MRA Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration
08 Aug 2013 MRA Annual Leadership Meeting and Dinner
21 May 2013 Secondary Reading Interest Council
23 Apr 2013 Secondary Reading Interest Council Event
16 Apr 2013 SWRC- Spring Conference
16 Apr 2013 Southwest Reading Council's Spring Conference
14 Mar 2013 TCARC Book Study for Pathways to the Common Core
09 Mar 2013 Leadership Council Spring Meeting
08 Mar 2013 Celebrate Literacy
21 Feb 2013 LiRN February Session
19 Feb 2013 Secondary Reading Interest Council Event
09 Feb 2013 SRIC Winter Symposium: Beyond the 5 Ws
31 Jan 2013 TCARC Book Study: Pathways to the Common Core
26 Jan 2013 CMRC Informational Texts
22 Jan 2013 Secondary Reading Interest Council Event
17 Jan 2013 SERC Book Bonanza
15 Jan 2013 LiRN January Session
09 Jan 2013 MAR Winter Event
27 Nov 2012 Secondary Reading Interest Council Event
13 Nov 2012 LiRN Fall Session
01 Nov 2012 TCARC Kick-off to the Common Core ELA Standards
23 Oct 2012 Secondary Reading Interest Council Event
18 Sep 2012 SRIC Social
16 Aug 2012 Super Summer Celebration- South East Reading Council
09 Aug 2012 2012 Conference: Transforming Readers and Writers
13 Jun 2012 SWRC: Motivating the Reader
05 Jun 2012 SERC 3rd Annual Super Summer Celebration
20 May 2012 SRIC Members-only Event: Popular Teen Novel Discussion and Dinner
24 Apr 2012 CMRC: Dinner with an Author, Featuring Poet Joyce Sidman
17 Apr 2012 SRIC Event: Professional Book Club Discussion - The Book Whisperer
12 Apr 2012 SWMRC: Spring Symposium
03 Apr 2012 ARC: One Book One Community for Duluth
31 Mar 2012 Leadership Council Spring Meeting
30 Mar 2012 Celebrate Literacy
08 Mar 2012 SERC: Literacy Blitz
18 Feb 2012 Symposium: Minnesota American Indian Perspectives, Literature, and Lessons (hosted by SRIC)
15 Feb 2012 LiRN
28 Jan 2012 Kari Ross Workshop (CMRC Winter Workshop)
22 Jan 2012 SRIC Event: Implementing the "Model Plan for Adolescent Reading Intervention and Development"
11 Jan 2012 MAR Winter Meeting
20 Nov 2011 SRIC Event: Formative Assessment of Literacy Skills
17 Nov 2011 Literacy Blitz--SERC
15 Nov 2011 Book Whisperer Discussion-- TCARC
12 Nov 2011 MRA Leadership Council Meeting
12 Nov 2011 Fall Symposium-- Unpacking English Language Arts Standards
02 Nov 2011 LiRN
29 Sep 2011 Fall Conference Southwest Minnesota Reading Council
24 Sep 2011 Daily Five-- CMRC
22 Sep 2011 Twin Cities Area Reading Council Planning Meeting
18 Sep 2011 SRIC Event: TPACK - Effective Technology Integration
17 Aug 2011 Book Talks and Beyond Southeast Minnesota Reading Council
11 Aug 2011 MRA Annual Conference
29 Jun 2011 Leadership Workshop
07 Jun 2011 SWRC: Discussion-- a Key Factor in Increasing Reading Comprehension?
01 Jun 2011 SERC: Super Summer Celebration
15 May 2011 SRIC Collegial Celebration
03 May 2011 Arrowhead: Books and Looks
29 Apr 2011 Guy Bond Memorial Conference
26 Apr 2011 SRIC- Text Complexity and Leveled Text
12 Apr 2011 CMRC-- Dinner with Cynthia Lloyd
07 Apr 2011 SWMRC Spring Conference
01 Apr 2011 MRA Spring Newsletter Deadline
13 Mar 2011 SRIC-Secondary Reading Interest Council Monthly Membership Meeting
12 Mar 2011 MRA Leadership Meeting
11 Mar 2011 Celebrate Literacy
26 Feb 2011 SERC Winter Workshop for Teachers and Young Authors
17 Feb 2011 Leadership in Reading Network
13 Feb 2011 SRIC-Secondary Reading Interest Council Monthly Membership Meeting
06 Feb 2011 Executive Board Council Meeting
01 Feb 2011 Grant and Scholarship Applications Due
29 Jan 2011 Getting to Know the 2010 English Language Arts Standards and How They Will Impact Instruction
23 Jan 2011 Secondary Reading Interest Council
15 Jan 2011 MRA Newsletter Winter Issue Available.
13 Jan 2011 Arrowhead: Winter Solstice / Books for a Bargain
12 Jan 2011 Policy Issues in Literacy: Implications for Teacher Educators
10 Dec 2010 MRA Newsletter Deadline
09 Dec 2010 TCARC Book Study
07 Dec 2010 Leadership in Reading Network
21 Nov 2010 Secondary Reading Interest Council
18 Nov 2010 Arrowhead: Early Onset Mental Illness Presentation and Book Talk
28 Oct 2010 TCARC-- Share an Idea / Go Home with new ideas to use in your classroom
26 Oct 2010 Arrowhead Fall Semester Program
17 Oct 2010 SRIC Meeting
16 Oct 2010 PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE! Cultivating Collaboration with Susan Marie Swanson
14 Oct 2010 What Really Matters in RTI Book Club discussion (Southeast Reading Council)
08 Oct 2010 Leadership in Reading Network
07 Oct 2010 Engaging Readers! Hands On Reading!
02 Oct 2010 MRA Fall Symposium
30 Sep 2010 TCARC September Book Club
25 Sep 2010 Don’t let free educational resources be a mystery!
19 Sep 2010 SRIC Meeting
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