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Fall 2017 WCRC Newsletter

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Calendar of 2017-2018 Events for WCRC

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Breakfast Meeting (8:30-11:00) 

Teaching for Intellectual, Social, and Emotional Development presented by Peter Johnston
Explore the ways children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development and self-regulation are interwoven and the ways we can elevate development in all these areas, particularly through collaborative engagements around books and the language we foster in classroom life. We will also consider how assessment fits into this development. 

Saturday, December, 2017 Breakfast Meeting (8:30-11:00)

Sponsored by WSRA ~ WSRA ROADSHOW:
Mindfully Implementing Research-Based Practice
presented by Deb Zarling
We are bombarded with information on the “best” way to teach. As literacy educators and leaders, we make decisions that impact the education, and ultimately the lives, of students. We know we are supposed to use “research based practices,” and make “data driven decisions,” but what does that really mean, and how do we know? How do we make sound decisions, and support and advocate for those decisions with others?

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Breakfast Meeting (8:30-11:00)

Passionate Readers-The Art of Reaching & Engaging Every Child presented by Pernille Ripp
What can we, as the educators who teach the future generation of readers, do to create more engaging reading experiences? In this session, based on the book Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, we will re-discover the keys of creating a community of readers, focusing on teacher reading identity, classroom environment and library, as well as student reading identity, this is a session sure to inspire. From re-thinking major literacy decisions to all of the small decisions we make daily; this is meant to be a practical session that will offer up ideas to be implemented the very next day.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Breakfast Meeting (8:30-11:00)

How to Increase Rigor in Your Writing Program presented by Peg Grafwallner

Define rigor and authentic writing, showing participants how to give students opportunities that move beyond the basic writing format. We will focus on writing goals that demonstrate how to think critically, creatively, and credibly. In addition, Peg will demonstrate writing scaffolding tools meant to engage all writers in a culturally responsive way. Let’s take the “mystery” out of writing and empower all students toward writing success. 

Waukesha County Reading Council Officers
President Amy Mamerow amamerow@smls.org
Vice President Cynthia Wanie cwanie@waukesha.k12.wi.us
Treasurer & Membership Sabrina Rolli srolli@waukesha.k12.wi.us
Secretary  Gina Bailey gbailey@waukesha.k12.wi.us
Community Service Kris Peterson and Krissy Lize
Legislative Chair Jennifer Metzer  
Instructor  Krissy Lize kcmarver@gmail.com


Our council meets four times a year (usually Saturday mornings) at the Country Springs Conference Center, just off I-94 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. We strive to bring in highly qualified speakers to provide exceptional professional development. Each meeting also includes a hot and delicious breakfast, as well as an opportunity to purchase children’s and professional books. For upcoming events, please see our attached newsletter below. You may also email our President, Amy Mamerow at amamerow@smls.org.  We hope you can join us! PDP certificates will be available at each meeting.