FVRC Brochure for 2018 - 2019

FVRC 2018 - 2019 Meetings

Monday, September 24, 2018

Program: What’s New in Children’s Literature presented by Mary Lou Harris-Manske

Mary Lou will be here to once again share amazing literature with us!  Her book talks will engage and inspire you, which will then trickle down to the students you support.  Make sure to bring your credit card or cash as Mary Lou and her husband will have an incredible selection of titles available for purchase!  

Location: Perry Tipler Middle School, 325 S. Eagle Street, Oshkosh, WI 54902


  • 4:30-5:00  meeting and dinner
  • 5:00-6:30  presentation and book shopping

Monday, October 22, 2018

Program: Growth Mindset in the Classroom presented by Amy Sippert

This session will focus on creating a collaborative, growth oriented learning community. Learn how we embed read alouds and mindset lessons within the structure of our existing reading workshop, utilizing the gradual release of responsibility, continuously reflecting on the purpose, relevance and authenticity of this work. We’ll discuss Carol Dweck’s research and touch on the work of Mraz and Hertz in their book A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth and Kids 1st From Day 1: A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classroom. Join us in the journey of incorporating growth mindset into daily work and see how the power of “yet” produces reflective students who find joy in learning and satisfaction in the process itself.  

Location: Merrill Elementary School, 108 W New York Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901


  • 4:30-5:00 meeting and dinner
  • 5:00-6:00 presentation

November 3, 2018 

Program: Children’s Literature Conference with authors Sharon Draper, Eric Litwin, Matt de la Peña, and Barbara Joosse

Location: UW-Oshkosh, SAGE Hall 1210

Link to register: FVRC members SAVE $25

Thursday, February 21,  2019

Program: Responsive Teaching: Getting to the Heart of Differentiated Instruction presented by Mike Ford

Location TBD

Our understandings of differentiated instruction have continued to evolve especially over the past two decades. We need to rethink original notions of simply doing different things for different students and embrace the idea of using our expertise to respond appropriately to the different needs of different students. Responsive teaching needs to be at the heart of differentiated instruction. This may be especially critical for accelerating the growth of those students most in need of our support. In this presentation, we'll actively explore insights and ideas to make responsive teaching less daunting and more do-able; and why it needs to be front and center in our understandings and practices of differentiated instruction.

April 27, 2019

Program: Spring Community Event: Recycled Reading

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm  

Location: Oshkosh Public Library, Lower Level Conference Room  


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  • FVRC is one of 20+, nonprofit local reading councils throughout Wisconsin. Its membership is comprised of reading specialists, librarians, administrators, teachers, professors, and other members of the community who are genuinely concerned with the improvement of reading education and the teaching of life-long literacy.

  • FVRC is an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA). Our council serves the lower Fox Valley and nearby communities.

Why should you join the Fox Valley Reading Council?

  • FVRC offers many outstanding opportunities to hear professional speakers discuss cutting edge reading issues

  • FVRC members actively promote literacy in the Fox Valley through Parents and Reading Month, Read Across America Activities, and the Young Authors Literacy Contest (co-sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma)

  • FVRC is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Reading Association

  • FVRC provides an ongoing link for professional networking and growth

  • FVRC promotes sharing of classroom strategies and current professional reading through Teachers as Readers prior to each meeting

Join us. Bring your friends. Become part of an organization dedicated to improving reading education for all. You'll grow as a professional and have a great time in the process!