Monday, September 26, 2016

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MAME Fall 2016 Conference Registration - Early Bird date is Sept. 21

MAME Fall 2016 Conference Registration

Karren Reish

Please see below for information on the Michigan Association for Media in Education annual conference. The early bird registration discount is good through September 21st.


MAME 43: 

As school librarians, we cross disciplines and grade levels to empower students to THINK critically, CREATE new knowledge, SHARE knowledge ethically and pursue personal GROWth with the effect of TRANSFORMING LEARNING. Come renew yourself with your colleagues as we explore opportunities to empower our students, our staffs and ourselves!

Michigan Association for Media in Education Annual Conference

November 2- 4, 2016

Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids , Michigan

The Conference rate for Hotel rooms is $159.00/night until October 14th

Hotel reservations may be made online or by calling the hotel reservation phone number (616-774-2000).  (Be sure to mention that you are attending the MAME Annual Conference.)

Conference details are available on the website

Visit often to stay informed.  New information added weekly!


Register Now! 


Books come to life at the Macomb Center

Books come to life at the Macomb Center

Karren Reish

Please see below for a great program for students from PreK - 12 at the Macomb Center. Their events are curriculum linked and you can arrange field trips as well as encourage to attend individually if appropriate.


The Macomb Center's Page to Stage series brings a new slate of books to life on the Macomb Center's stage each season. These world-class productions starring professional actors bring characters from history and literature to the stage―giving voice to words and inspiring young people to find their own voice.


The experience of coming to see a show is never meant to replace reading the book, rather to complement and encourage reading. Each of the shows has a study guide to accompany the show, and the lessons and activities can be done in a classroom or family setting.  Shows range in target grade level from PreK – 12. Tickets are just $5 for students, and teachers are free with a group of 20 or more.


A full brochure is attached, and information is also on the Macomb Center website. Please call Meghan with any questions, or for tickets call 586.286.2021 to be connected to a group sales specialist.




Meghan Mott

Program Coordinator

Lorenzo Cultural Center

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts


44575 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI 48038

Early Literacy Instruction that Works

Early Literacy Instruction that Works

Karren Reish

FYI about the following free Education Week webinar on September 26th.


Early Literacy Instruction: 10 Research-Informed Practices That Can Change Every Classroom

Content provided by BloomBoard.

This webinar takes place on September 26, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET

Register for this webinar now.

As in many states, far too many of Michigan's children are not reading proficiently by the end of grade three—and the situation continues to worsen. Addressing this problem can require broad and significant improvement in instructional practices. Toward that end, an Early Literacy Task Force (ELTF) in Michigan identified 10 research-informed classroom literacy instructional practices for Pre-K and 10 such practices for K-3 that can have a meaningful impact on student literacy.


In this presentation, Nell Duke, Susan Townsend, and Naomi Norman will share these instructional practices, and discuss how the ELTF is working to make them a focus of professional development throughout the state of Michigan. These practices can be used by educators nationwide to make similar changes in their states.



Nell K. Duke, professor, literacy, language, and culture, University of Michigan

Naomi Norman, assistant superintendent, achievement & student services, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Mich.

Susan Townsend, director of instruction and learning services, Jackson County Intermediate School District, Mich.


Kelly Montes De Oca, chief learning officer, BloomBoard


Register for this webinar now.


Pre-K Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

Pre-K Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy

Karren Reish

Below is a great professional learning opportunity!


Several counties in West Michigan have collaborated to create a day on the PreKindergarten Essential Instructional Practices with Nell Duke on October 7 from 8:30-3:30 at the Fruitport Golf Club.  Over 100 are already registered and more sign up every day, but there is currently room for almost 200 more.  Feel free to send this event information to whomever you think would be interested.  


Here is the direct link for registration:


Please direct questions to the contacts on the  registration link.

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