Minnesota Reading Association

 Twin Cities Area Reading Council Blog: http://tcarc.blogspot.com/    


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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Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC) would like to thank you for making our Lucy Calkins event a success on Saturday, April 22, 2017! Please watch for future TCARC events soon.

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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