RCGW - Spreading the “Joy of Reading” with Donalyn Miller

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Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW)

Conference Title:
Spreading the “Joy of Reading” with Donalyn Miller

Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Gary (1824 Pembina Highway)

Date: October 21, 2022

08:00 am – 09:00 am – Registration (coffee provided)
09:00 am – 09:15 am - Welcome and Introductions
09:15 am - 10:15 am - First session with Donalyn Miller
10:15 am - 10:45 am - Morning break (pastries and coffee provided)
10:45 am - 11:45 am - Second session with Donalyn Miller
11:45 am - 01:00 pm - Lunch
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm - Third session with Donalyn Miller
02:00 pm - 02:15 pm - Afternoon break (Manitoba Snack Attack treats)
02:15 pm - 02:45 pm - Final session with Donalyn Miller
02:45 pm - 03:00 pm - Closing and Book Draws

Join Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW) as we excitedly welcome a return visit from Donalyn Miller as she joins us for a day of inspiring and hands-on strategies for helping our students to discover and build their joy of reading. The RCGW is eager to spread the “Joy of Reading” with its participants. The first 150 registrants to submit conference and RCGW membership fees will receive a free copy of Donalyn Miller’s The Joy of Reading. Book recipients will receive their book on MTS PD Day and must be present to receive this offer.

The Joy of Reading

"The books we share with children shape the narratives that children write about themselves and the world. What do the books we share with children and the conversations around these books communicate to our kids? How can the books we share expand their world instead of narrowing it?”

- Donalyn Miller and Teri S. Lesesne. The Joy of Reading. Pearson, 2022

Avid adult readers find reading personally meaningful and enjoyable. While motivation and engagement remain important factors influencing young people’s reading development, prioritizing joyful reading eludes many school communities. Why does reading enjoyment matter? What components foster reading joy? In this session, Donalyn Miller will frame the importance of reading joy and share practical ideas and resources that offer students positive reading experiences.

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Donalyn is the author or co-author of several books about creating engaging and inclusive reading communities for all children. In her first book, The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her second book, Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2013), Donalyn collected survey responses from over 900 adult readers about their reading habits and used this information to explicitly model and teach lifelong reading habits to her students.

Membership and Conference Fees
RCGW 2022-2023 Membership and Conference Fee..........$50
RCGW Conference Fee ............................................................$35
RCGW Student Fee ..................................................................$10
RCGW 2022-2023 Membership Fee ......................................$20

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available until Thursday, October 13, 2022. After October 13, refunds will not be issued, except due to illness or family emergency. Requests must be submitted no later than Monday, October 31, 2022, and include medical documentation. Conference fees, less a $20.00 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received in writing.

If you have any questions in regards to the conference or registration, please contact Elizabeth Logan at rcgwsecretary@gmail.com or text 204-226-2476.