2022-2023 SCVRC Programs

Winter Event

December 5, 2022 Meeting: In-person meeting with holiday book shopping. 

The winter meeting of the St. Croix Valley Reading Council will be held at
Hillside Elementary School Library in New Richmond
Monday, December 5th, 2022


Featured Speaker  
Daniel Bernstrom

Join us as we learn with Daniel Bernstrom, picture book author and English instructor (Children’s Literature, College Writing, and Developmental English) at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Daniel’s fifth book, A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree, was released November 1st.

The Nuclear Power of the English Language: the darkness and the light of teaching reading

The teacher of English offers her student a gift. What is that gift? Well, English. Yes, English is one of the worst languages in the world! It's lawless, awkward, messy, tangled, defiant, dangerous, and hopeless. Yet, this cobbled-together language gives us an almost endless repository of words to probe the darkness of the mind and heart. Its twisted machinations allow us to conceptualize possibilities, ideas, and dreams that were once closed off by ancient language structures. Even its faults reveal that the imperfect can be true and good and beautiful. It serves as the reader's great mirror, reflecting what she is and what is possible. It reveals that she, like her language, though sometimes lawless and awkward and messy and tangled and defiant and dangerous and hopeless, can glory this world. Do you see? English is the incomparable gift we offer our students, a nuclear-powered reactor capable of turning the darkness to light and filling the world with beauty and wonder!

4:15-4:30 Check-in and refreshments
4:30-5:30 Presentation by Daniel Bernstrom
5:30-6:00 Book shopping with Valley Booksellers 


*SCVRC membership: $10 for the 2022 - 2023 year


Upcoming SCVRC Events:

(Registration coming soon!)

Spring Event- Monday, April 24th speaker Kathy Champeau on the Science of Reading

Who We Are

The St. Croix Valley Reading Council is a professional group of educators and parents who are committed to excellence in reading education. The Council combines the talents of a variety of people from the northwestern Wisconsin to improve reading education and participation in activities which promote literacy. SCVRC was established in 1964 and is affiliated with Wisconsin State Reading Association. 

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Why you should join St. Croix Valley Reading Council?

  • Outstanding programs with nationally recognized speakers/authors

  • Practical workshops/conferences

  • Current information on issues related to literacy

  • Opportunities to participate in the Young Author’s Conference

  • Access to excellent book fairs

  • Participation in local, state, national and international literacy projects

  • Newspaper in Education teaching materials

  • Networking in the council

  • Professional learning

Members include:

  • Classroom Teachers

  • Reading Specialists/Teachers

  • Learning Disabilities/Special Education Teachers

  • Administrators

  • University Faculties/Students

  • Parents