Missouri Literacy Association
An Affiliate of International Literacy Association
Fall MLA Events
Thursday, October 21st
Every Child is Made for Learning: Updating and Extending Cambourne's Conditions of Learning
Mark your calendar for an evening with Brian Cambourne and Debra Crouch
Thursday, October 21st 5:00-7:00pm on Zoom
Teachers shape the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual spaces that support student learning. But what are the classroom conditionsthat make student learning more likely to occur? And what decisions will teachers make to bring these conditions of learning to life? This session will update and extend research and thinking about the Conditions of Learning, explore language and literacy development, and illustrate teacher decisions that nourish a discourse of “meaning-making".
"Once in a great while a book comes along that upends our thinking--challenging us to critically examine the effects of our literacy beliefs, practices, and processes around teaching and learning. Made for Learning is that breakthrough book." Regie Routman
Help us build literacy in Missouri!
Stands With ILA For
Racial Justice and Equality!
Read the joint statement from ILA and the editors of their academic journals and rise to this call to action.
The Missouri Reader
This most recent issue of our state journal is now available.
Teaching Literacy Virtually 2020 & Beyond
Nuts and bolts ideas about how to implement distance learning.
Dr. Sam Bommarito
Responding to Trauma in Your Classroom
From Learning for Justice:
Trauma can have significant and lasting effects on students. This PD Café will help you learn how to recognize the signs of trauma, better understand the causes of trauma, and take steps to establish social and emotional safety in your classroom.
Read more HERE.
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read;
There are only children
who have not found
the right book.
By Frank Serafini