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MARC's Events for 2019-2020

Learn more about MARC in  the 2019-2020 brochure. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019  REGISTRATION LINK 

Learn more about the September program. 

  • Title: Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration presented by Pernille Ripp

  • Description: Have you ever wondered what can happen when you integrate technology into your literacy instruction?  Pernille Ripp and her students have been reading, writing, and discussing with the world since 2010, fundamentally changing the way she teaches and how her students read and write. Join us as we share ideas for how technology can take your literacy instruction to a new level, including ways to use Skype, Twitter, Edmodo, blogging, and many other tech tools that will allow for global collaboration, cross-curricular projects, and sparking the love of reading and writing in students. Just in time for the launch of the Global Read Aloud!

  • Location: Lone Girl Brewing Company in Waunakee

  • Time

    • Appetizers at 6:00 pm
    • Presentation at 6:30 pm

PRIZE - Books for school--everyone gets a children’s book at the first meeting!

Cost: free for members, $10 for non-members


Tuesday, October 29, 2019  REGISTRATION LINK

Title: Digital Tools for Enhancing Reading - Presented by Keith Schroeder

Description: Advances in digital technologies are dramatically altering the texts and tools available to teachers and students. These technological advances have created excitement among many for their potential to be used as instructional tools for literacy education. Yet with these advances come challenges that have a huge impact on literacy instruction. This presentation will look at some of the best tools out there (with an emphasis on free tools) and how to effectively implement them to positively impact literacy instruction in your classroom.

Location: Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704
Times: 6:00 to 7:30
Cost: free for members, $10 for non-members

Thursday, December 12, 2019  REGISTRATION LINK

Title: Best Books - Presented by CCBC

Description: Join us for one of our favorite events of the year! Megan Schliesman from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the UW-Madison will be coming to share the best books of the year. 

Location: Maple Bluff Country Club

Time 5:30 PM for appetizers and cash barm 6:30 - 8:00 PM presentation
PRIZE - a raffle ticket for every book or blankie you bring for books and blankies?/amazon gift card/2 $20
Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (joint with Muirland)  REGISTRATION LINK

Title: Rediscovering the Joy of Teaching - Presented by Dr. Mike Ford 
Location: Moosejaw - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Co-sponsored with the Muirland Literacy Council 

For more information, please visit our website: Madison Area Reading Council  and click here for the Google Sites website for MARC. 

2019-2020 MARC Officers
Co-President Tracy Frame [email protected]
Co-President Lauren Wuchte [email protected]
Legislative Mary Ann Feutz [email protected]
Membership Mary Ann Feutz [email protected]
Past President Jenny Magee [email protected]
Secretary/Website Social Media Nicole Andresen [email protected]
Treasurer Amy Dean  


 About MARC

Madison Area Reading Council (MARC) is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA). This council is composed of teachers, librarians, administrators, education students, researchers, professors, reading specialists, and others who are interested in promoting lifelong learning across all content areas. The primary mission of MARC is to promote excellence in reading and writing instruction.

MARC provides opportunities for people to:

  • discuss reading issues
  • keep current on reading research and strategies
  • foster mutual understanding and cooperative work among reading professionals
  • promote the enjoyment of reading

Madison Area Reading Council meets four times a year. Each meeting features a well-known speaker and members receive four newsletters per year.