61st Annual Conference
2017 Annual Conference - Passport to Possibilities
Join us for an unforgettable MRA conference with inspirational speakers, educators, authors and special events!
Creating, shaping, and molding readers and writers can seem like a mountain of a task. The authors, researchers, and illustrators at the Summer Literature Conference will inspire you to reach your teaching PEAK!
Navigating the Possibilities,
Friday March 10th
Michigan Reading Association presents Passport to Possibilities for the 61st Annual Conference March 10-13th, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The new Administrative Rules have eliminated the term “State Board Continuing Education Units” (SB-CEUs). In place of SB-CEU credits, educators will earn “state continuing education hours” and “clock hours” for renewal purposes. The Office of Professional Preparation Services will be combining these two terms into one- “State Continuing Education Clock Hours” (SCECHs – pronounced ‘Sketches’)” for renewal credits previously known as SB-CEUs. SCECHs will be awarded through the Secure Central Registry (SCR) and the online evaluation is still required. All the rules we followed for SB-CEUs, now apply to the SCECHs. SB-CEUs earned previously within the appropriate time period can still be used for renewal. The Secure Central Registry will now show participant credits in Hours. For conversion purposes, SB-CEUs X10 equal the clock hours earned.
SCECHs are available at each of our conferences (Research-to-Practice Institute, Annual Conference, Summer Literature Conference, and Leadership Conference). At each event you are required to pick up a SCECH booklet to fill out during your time at the conference. These booklets MUST be turned in at the conclusion of each conference. Each SCECH booklet must be paid for (price varies $5-10) before MRA will upload your SCECH booklet onto the Secure Central Registry. You can pay upon turning in the SCECH booklet, or mail in a check within two weeks after the conference. In order to continue being able to serve all of our members, MRA must follow the State's rules and guidelines and we are not able to process/upload late booklets or booklets with late payments.
The SCR and the MOECS systems have merged. SCECHs are now uploaded via PIC numbers and cannot be uploaded without them. If an individual is an MDE certified educator or a K-12 school district employee, they have been assigned a PIC number.