Upcoming events and workshops

MCRR 2019 Summer Literacy Workshop

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Working With Evidence: What Does it Mean for Literacy Instruction?

with Kristen McMaster

University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

Register online here!

MCRR Workshop Session Schedule

8:15 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 | Welcome
8:50 | Morning Keynote Address
10:00 | Breakout Session 1
11:10 | Breakout Session 2
12:10 | Lunch (upper level courtyard area)
1:00 PM | Breakout Session 3
2:15 | Afternoon Keynote Address
3:05 | Drawing for door prizes

Breakout sessions:


Are Your Interventions Lasting?

  • David C. Parker, Ph.D., Research Director, ServeMinnesota

Race, Literacy, and Being Known: Teaching to Engage Identities

  • Vichet Chuuon, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
  • Diana Chandara, PhD Student, Curriculum & Instruction

iSTART-Early: Interactive Strategy Training for Active Reading and Thinking for Young Developing Readers

  • Panayiota Kendeou, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Psychology


Assessing Primary Students' Higher Order Thinking: The Power of Analyzing Students' Work

  • Debra Peterson, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Minnesota Center for Reading Research

Support for Developing Middle School Readers: A District Case Study      

  • Anna Jennerjohn, PhD in literacy candidate, University of Minnesota
  • Lori Eckert, District Literacy Coordinator of St. Cloud Area Schools                            

Using Data to Determine the Need for a Classwide Intervention

  • Kristin Burger, PRESS Program Manager


The Selection and Use of Diverse Children’s Literature                    

  • Eva Boehm, M.A., Associate Director of Curriculum, CEHD America Reads

Collaborative Expertise: Literacy in the Disciplines from the Inside Out

  • Laura Lemanski, PhD student, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Yongjun Lee, PhD student, Curriculum and Instruction
  • David O’Brien, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Robert Poch, Senior Fellow, History and Multicultural Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction                                   

"What's my score?" Conversations with youth about race, reading, and research              

  • Abigail Rombalski, Ph.D., Youth Research Development, Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)                       

Promoting Social Justice through Critical Literacy

  • Liz Fogarty, Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Lindsay Robinson, Graduate Student, Curriculum and Instruction

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