The Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg is committed to providing yearly professional development programs for educators in Winnipeg.
As a Manitoba Teachers' Society SAGE Group, we host an MTS PD Day event every year. We also put on a number of programs and after-school PD sessions. Watch this space regularly and join us!
Contact the RCGW Program Chair at email@example.com with questions and ideas. We are always looking for input from our members and teachers!
MTS PD Day 2018
Join RCGW and Mr. Schu on October 19, 2018 for our MTS PD Day Event!
John Schu believes every child deserves to attend a school filled with reading ambassadors. In this session, participants will discuss the importance of advocating for every child's reading life and walk away inspired to implement heart-growing literacy practices that will make the world better and brighter for their students and colleagues. In the afternoon, join in a conversation with Mr. Schu as he presents some of the best new books. In typical Mr. Schu fashion, he will share book trailers, websites, activities, and interviews you can easily incorporate into lessons and booktalks to get everyone on your campus hurrying to your bookshelves to find the perfect book.
RCGW Professional Development
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 - AFTER-SCHOOL SESSION
Road to Reading Mysteries: Becoming a Running Record Ace and Comprehension Detective
Presented by Monica Wiebe
After 15 years of teaching and resource support experience in public, independent and First Nation band run schools, Monica completed a masters in Literacy and Learning at the University of Manitoba. Currently working for the Winnipeg School Division as the Reading Clinician; supporting the Diagnostic Learning Centre. Click here to register online.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 - SAVE THE DATE (FULL-DAY SESSION)
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading
Presented by Dr. Jan Richardson
Save the Date for "The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading," a full-day session with Dr. Jan Richardson. She will help participants become comfortable with guided reading. Dr. Richardson is a Reading Recovery teacher leader and is a highly recommended and sought-after speaker. Registration will open in the fall.
The following professional development events are hosted by our partners, shared here to help support and enhance your professional learning. Please contact the host organization for more information.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
Is That a Fact? Reading and Writing Non-Fiction in the Elementary Classroom
Presented by Lori Jamison Rog
Hosted by the Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians
Join MCRC for this practical, strategy-packed day with Lori Jamison Rog, a distinguished Western Canadian Educator. Lori is a former classroom teacher, reading specialist and provincial consultant. Currently, Lori is an independent literacy consultant and author of important professional books for Pembroke Publishers including: Guiding Readers, Struggling Readers and Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3. Lori has been a strong literacy leader serving in many roles including International Literacy Association Provincial Coordinator with the Saskatchewan Reading Council. She is one of the Canadian leaders who has served on the ILA Board of Directors and was nominated for the position of Vice-President. Lori is a popular speaker at conferences, sharing many literacy and inquiry strategies, tools, and marvelous mini-lessons.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
The Reading Strategies Book: A Guided Workshop
Presented by Jennifer Serravallo and Berit Gordon
Hosted by the Reading Department of Clinical Support Services of Winnipeg School Division
With hit books that support strategic reading and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, “Isn’t there a book of the strategies themselves?” Now there is. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals—everything from fluency to literary analysis. Whether you use readers’ workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Book will help you to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction. In this workshop Jennifer herself will introduce the book and its structures in a one hour webinar. Following her introduction, Jennifer’s colleague, literacy consultant and author Berit Gordon, will guide us through the many ways in which the strategies collected in this book can help us to improve our practice working with developing readers K-8.
APRIL 11 and 12, 2019
The 5th Adolescent Literacy Summit
Hosted by the Manitoba Reading Association
The Manitoba Reading Association (MRA), a provincial council of the International Literacy Association, presents the 5th Manitoba ADOLESCENT LITERACY SUMMIT April 11 and 12, 2019. Join hundreds of educators and learn about the latest practices in adolescent literacy from respected practitioners in the field.
For more information visit, http://mrasummit.weebly.com/