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!
Our colleagues at the Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians have an exciting learning opportunity coming up on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
It seems that talk about the science of reading and the call for changed practices in the literacy classroom is everywhere these days. But so much of this conversation has focused on beginning readers. If you’re an educator supporting upper elementary readers–or even younger readers who have grown beyond their peers–you’ve likely wondered, “What about us? What does the current body of research reveal about practices in intermediate classrooms?”
Visit https://mcrc-online.ca/2023/11/03/pd-opportunity-2/ to register!
Resurgence: Engaging with Indigenous Narratives & Cultural Expressions, In and Beyond the Classroom
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 5–7 p.m. on Zoom
RCGW Members: Join us for a free interactive workshop with the creators of Resurgence, a new Indigenous resource. Through critical engagement with Indigenous works, Christine M'Lot & Katya Adamov Ferguson will support participants in connecting with Indigenous narratives and perspectives, bringing Indigenous works into the classroom, and creating more equitable and sustainable teaching practices.
To register, please email email@example.com.
The Zoom link will be shared with registered participants a day in advance.
If you know someone who would like to attend who is not yet an RCGW member, it's not too late to join! Have them email firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership fees are $20.00.
Members of the Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg are eligible for the member rates for the following professional development opportunities, hosted by our partner councils.
Kari Yates – Shifting the Balance
Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is pleased to host author Kari Yates on the topic of the Science of Reading. Yates recently co-authored Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to bring the Science of Reading into a Balanced Literacy Classroom with Dr. Jan Burkins. Yates joins us via Zoom to look closely at the research, re-evaluate current practices, and embrace new possibilities. The event will be held January 19, 2023, 8:45-3:45, at the Norwood Hotel in Winnipeg.
MCRC is so excited to bring colleagues passionate about literacy together once again to investigate this important topic. Publishers will be on-site to share the most up-to-date resources and programs available to support our work. Early Bird Registration is only $100 and ends of December 22, 2023 so don’t delay – register today at www.mcrc-online.ca.
Cris Tovani – Removing the Masks of Disengagement
The Manitoba Reading Association is pleased to announce that Cris Tovani is coming to Winnipeg in 2023! The best reading strategy in the world won't work if students are disengaged. Now, more than ever before, students want authentic reasons to read, write, and discuss. Cris Tovani shares planning structures and literacy strategies that will help teachers anticipate and remove learning roadblocks.
The in-person registration rate is $150, with a virtual option for $100. The event will be held at the Victoria Inn Winnipeg on April 21, 2023, from 9:00-3:30. Coffee, snacks, and lunch are included. Registration is open now! Click here to register!
The Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians is pleased to present Wiley Blevins, who will deliver a two-evening virtual workshop, A Fresh Look at Phonics: Common Causes of Failure and Seven Ingredients for Success, January 19 & 20, 2022.
RCGW members are also members of the Manitoba Reading Association, and so the special member rate of $30 applies. For more information and to register, please see the poster below or visit MCRC's website.
The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg is excited to announce a special, members-only after-school webinar on November 30, 2021, with local author, scholar, and educator Tasha Spillett-Sumner.
Best known for her graphic novel series Surviving the City and the New York Times and CBC Books best seller I Sang You Down from the Stars, Spillett-Sumner is currently working on her PhD in education through the University of Saskatchewan, where she holds a Vanier Canada Award. In this after-school webinar, Spillett-Sumner will discuss Centering Indigenous Land-Based Education.
The webinar is FREE for RCGW and MRA members!
See the poster below for more information on how to register.
Meetings are open to all members. Please consider attending!
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