Tuesday, March 28, 2017

proudly presents
Lucy Calkins!!
A Fast-Paced Intensive Overview of the Writing Workshop

Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of the TCRWP, is the author or co-author of two score of books including the newly released Units of Study for Teaching Reading (Grades K-5), Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing (Grades K-5), Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing (Grades 6-8), written with the TCRWP community, and Pathways to the Common Core, one of the top ten New York Times best-selling educational books of 2013. Lucy is the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist Program.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

8:15am - 12:45pm

MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437

$50 - MRA Member
$75 - NEW Member (includes event
plus one-year MRA membership)
$85 - NON-Member

Presentation Focus: Gr 2-6. Open to ALL
Levels of Educators & Administrators

7:30-8:15 Sign-in, Breakfast, Book Sales, Mingling, Conversations with Lucy

8:15-8:30 Opening Welcome

8:30-12:30 Lucy Presents - Writing Workshop

12:30-12:45  Door Prizes, CEUs, Book Sales

Space is limited!  Register now!

**Limited parking available. Please carpool if possible.

Monday, July 11, 2016


We are the Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC), a council within the 
Minnesota ReadingAssociation (MRA) organization, 
under the parent organization, International Literacy Association (ILA).

The MISSION of the Minnesota Reading Association 
Minnesota Reading Association’s mission is to actively promote lifelong literacy for all citizens. We encourage professional interaction among all organizations involved with literacy and provide resources for exemplary literacy practices and habits. 
• • • 
Supporting, Recognizing, and Celebrating Literacy Efforts across the State of Minnesota Promoting Networking and Collaboration in the Area of Literacy Providing Resources and Opportunities for Professional Growth and Leadership Development

As a council, we intend to be a conduit of information in two directions. We will provide literacy information to and gain information from our members.

Our TCARC Goals are:
  1. To provide opportunities for professional growth
  1. To promote collaboration and networking in the area of literacy
Our motto, “We Conduit,” reminds us that we can indeed work together collaboratively to help meet
you and in return we hope that you will share your ideas, insights, and concerns with us.

We accomplish these goals by providing two or three events throughout the year, as well as by providing opportunities for book studies, and various less formal council meetings that are free to our members. The purpose of these professional events, meetings, or discussion groups is for you to participate in conversations of current topics, to share ideas, and to create new collegial connections.
MRA has many professional opportunities for members including:
  1. A summer conference, which is in collaboration with Hamline University’s Summer Literacy Institute
  2. Seasonal symposiums for professional collaboration and professional growth
  3. A quarterly newsletter, a website of resources, and professional connections
  4. A spring Celebration of Literacy event to recognize outstanding members and to celebrate
    young authors
  5. Several grant opportunities
You can find more helpful information and event registration at mra.onefireplace.org
You can also follow us on Twitter: @TCreadcouncil

literacy needs in the Twin Cities Metro area.We need your help and support, your ideas, your
membership, and your attendance at meetings. As a conduit organization we only can do it with your