Annual Conference 2020

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Finding Grace in the Heart of Pedagogy

With a new distance learning situation and all the stresses that come with it, I kept the heart of my pedagogy: learning opportunities that are personal, relevant, and authentic. In my view these are the big three lenses that encourage literacy and create confident writers.

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Mission Statement

Empowering all Michigan students and educators through literacy.

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Powerful Partnerships

Creating partnerships with other state organizations

Collective Action

Continuing to be the "go to" organization for educational issues regarding literacy

Supporting Professionals in their Growth

Providing ongoing, sustainable professional development to the educators in Michigan

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Your Profession
Your Organization
Your Time to Make a Difference

The Michigan Reading Association is an organization of people who believe that literacy is the key to transferring people's lives. Chartered in 1956 by the International Reading (Literacy) Association, MRA has grown to be the leader in providing literacy resources to teachers, parents and universities.

Offering conferences, publications, awards, grants, and a network of professional educators across the state of Michigan, MRA is your organization.

Join us and make a difference in your classroom, community, and profession.