Manitoba Reading Association - Awards

Manitoba Reading Association Awards

MRA Crocus Literacy Award for Administrators

This award will be presented to exemplary administrators who have promoted literacy in their schools. The administrator may be a principal or vice-principal at the elementary, middle years or high school level. A worthy administrative team of a principal and vice-principal may be nominated.

Nominations must include a description of the administrator’s specific actions in support of literacy, supporting letters from staff, and documentation not exceeding three pages in length. The criteria for the award include:

The administrator:

  • Should be a role model for students and staff
  • Promote and support innovative and effective school literacy plans, initiatives and programs by allocating resources, providing opportunities for ongoing teacher collaboration and professional learning, and funding for Professional Development
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of and commitment to fostering literacy development for all learners
  • Encourage balanced and comprehensive literacy assessment, teaching and learning across all curriculum areas
  • Facilitate outreach to strengthen parent partnerships and community connections

Facilitate outreach to establish community connections

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Deadline for submissions:

April 24th, 2017

Nominations should be sent or emailed to:

Barbara Lepp
ILA Provincial Coordinator
P.O. Box 58
Carman, MB R0G 0J0
barb.lepp1@gmail.com

 

MRA Crocus Awards for Literacy Advocacy

This award will be presented to a person (s) other than a literacy educator who advocates for literacy within a local council’s region. Each council may nominate a candidate outlining his or her advocacy of literacy in the council’s region.

Nominations must include a description, not exceeding three pages in length, which shows:

  • The nominee’s belief regarding the need for literacy in the community.
  • The nominee’s leadership role taken to promote advocacy.
  • The nominee’s contribution for literacy advocacy.
  • Specific examples of the advocacy.
  • Significant results and impact of the advocacy on literacy in the community

Download Guideline Document

Deadline for submissions:

April 24th, 2017

Nominations should be sent or emailed to:

Barbara Lepp
ILA Provincial Coordinator
P.O. Box 58
Carman, MB R0G 0J0
barb.lepp1@gmail.com

 

 
Manitoba Reading Association Easy Grants

MRA will provide $50 to teachers in Manitoba for supplies to be used in their classroom/position. 

 

Criteria:

-       a teacher in Manitoba

-       a member of the Manitoba Reading Association (MRA).  To be a member of MRA you must be a member of one of the following:

  • Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg
  • Brandon Reading Council
  • Portage Area Reading Council
  • Pembina Escarpment Reading Council
  • Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians
  • or be an IRA member in an area where there is no local reading council

 

Selection:

MRA meets 5 times per year.  At each meeting, two names will be randomly drawn to determine winners.  Submissions will be carried over each meeting until June of each school year.

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