Maine Literacy Council
MLC's First Digital Newsletter
"Maine Literacy Council’s mission is to facilitate literacy collaboration and learning, encourage professional growth, and support a lifetime love of reading and writing." One of the ways we work toward that mission is to communicate with other literacy-minded people. We have a WEBSITE a FACEBOOK PAGE and a TWITTER profile. We want to continue to find opportunities to reach out, connect ,and expand our "tribe"! So we'd like to share our first digital newsletter with you all.
Professional Development Opportunities
EdCamp Maine March 5th in Portland
Tanny McGregor March 11th in Portsmouth
Write Now Conference- April 2nd in North Conway, NH -Lucy Calkins (waitlist)
Reading Matters with Candace Bray University of Maine Tuesday, April 26 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Maine Dept of Ed has a Professional Development Calendar
Maine Authors' Spotlight
MLC Member Authors' Spotlight
The MLC is proud to support and promote all writers. Whether you have signed a contract with a publisher, you self-publish, or you write only for yourself, we want to encourage all educators to walk the talk and be a "writing teacher".
Read Across America
March Education Challenges!
- MARCH BOOK MADNESS March Book Madness is a bracket-style (think NCAA basketball championship) tournament of books.The theme of this year’s bracket will be Fantasy vs. Reality. To participate click HERE. What a great way to spread enthusiasm for reading!
- SLICE OF LIFE CHALLENGE Since 2008, The Two Writing Teachers Blog has hosted a Slice of Life Challenge every March (#SOLC16) Teachers (or students/classrooms) are invited to blog about small personal moments that give our lives meaning. Participants are asked to sign up and post each day, as well as respond to at least 3 other posts. SOL'ers who post all 31 days will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Fill out this FORM to enter.
- STUDENT BLOGGING CHALLENGE is for students who have their own blogs and would like to connect with other student bloggers around the world. You can register HERE and follow on Twitter #16stubc
Mainer Blogs to Follow
The Late Bloomers Book Blog
PAX by Sara Pennypacker
Pax is a fox rescued by his boy, Peter. War causes his father to force Peter to abandon Pax. However, Pax and Peter are (as the Buddists say) "Two but not two". Can their "oneness" overcome the incredible obstacles that separate them? What truths will they discover about themselves and others? What truths will the readers discover? Pax may make you think and feel like no other book this year.