The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW) has been dedicated to promoting literacy and developing lifelong readers since 1956. We have a proud history of being a literacy leader in Winnipeg and its surrounding area. We are a Special Area Group of Educators (SAGE) of the Manitoba Teachers' Society and a local council of the International Literacy Association.
RCGW provides professional development for educators, shares resources and ideas on our website, celebrates I Love to Read month, promotes literacy in the community, honours literacy leaders and up-and-coming teacher candidates, and supports literacy projects. Join RCGW today!
The International Literacy Association has moved their professional learning opportunities online.
Coming up on August 4, 2020 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. is a session with Jonah Edelman, Ernest Morrell, and Nell K. Duke. From ILA: "Anti-Black racism and the global COVID-19 pandemic are having an unprecedented impact on our students, our schools, and our profession. Please join us as Stand for Children's Jonah Edelman facilitates a frank conversation with Ernest Morrell and Nell K. Duke about the challenges and opportunities of teaching during an unsettling and uncertain time." Registration is free and open to all.
Previous free webinars open to everyone include Book Access in the Post-COVID Era and How to Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids. There are additional webinars available for ILA members – join ILA today to access member benefits including these webinars, lesson plans, journals, and professional book discounts.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg, along with many of its fellow Special Area Groups of Educators of the Manitoba Teachers' Society, has opted to move completely online for MTS PD Day, October 23, 2020.
We are pleased to share that Penny Kittle will be delivering a full-day webinar titled Empowering and Motivating Students to Read and Write.
Are you ready to empower and motivate your students to read and write? Join Penny Kittle for an amazing day of strategies and tips to take student apathy head on. Learn how to recognize why students don’t read and to create a pathway to satisfying reading that leads to more challenging literature and, ultimately, a love of reading. Discover what makes the single biggest difference to student writers. Learn how to make your writing processes is made visible to your students to demonstrate the power of writing beside mentor texts and emulating those difficult writer’s moves in their own creative text.
For more information, visit our MTS PD Day page.
September 23, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom
Board meetings are open to all members. Please consider attending!
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