The Morgridge International Reading Center leads and facilitates the following programs to support disciplinary literacy for 21st century learning.
|"By establishing the Morgridge International Reading Center, this unique gift will advance communication, collaboration, learning, and research to improve literacy on an international scale."
-Sandra L. Robinson
Dean, College of Education and Human Performance
UCF Book Festival Orlando
The UCF Book Festival is one of Florida's premier literary events, featuring renowned national and local authors and illustrators, book signings and sales, exhibits, and book appraisals. Literary activities are designed to engage readers of all ages and interests. The purpose of the UCF Book Festival is to encourage appreciation of diverse and quality literature, in addition to fostering and sustaining a love of reading.
UCF/MIRC Literacy Coaches Re-Boot Camp
The University of Central Florida - Morgridge International Reading Center Literacy Coaches Re-boot Camp is a week long summer professional learning opportunity designed to assist literacy coaches with improving literacy acquisition and instruction for the 21st century. The Re-boot Camp was developed in response to literacy coaches' requests that greater emphasis be placed on assisting colleagues with implementing evidence-based practices to improve literacy acquisition.
Teaching to the Core, 2013 Series
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding for teachers of what students are expected to learn for success in college and career. Providing young students with the knowledge and skills necessary, we prepare them for a successful future in the real world. Teaching to the Core, 2013 Series turns the language of the Common Core State Standards into explicit teaching prompts to meet the needs of students, focused on teaching in three areas: text complexity, close reading, and writing instruction.
Rx-membering Literacy: Developing a Transformational System
A multi-sensory literacy intervention for low-progress adolescent students in school systems with established professional learning plans and an intervention program in the primary grades. The intervention is currently under development.
The Morgridge 21st Century Faculty Fellows
The Morgridge 21st Century Faculty Fellows are College of Education and Human Performance faculty at the University of Central Florida who are enhancing their knowledge on integrating Interactive White Boards into their instruction to foster a 21st century learning environment.
Morgridge International Reading Center Literacy Blog
Leading international research and practitioner scholars will provide commentary and reflections on selected literacy topics on a monthly basis.
LITERACY in the 21st Century: A Magazine for Practitioner Scholars
LITERACY for the 21st Century is an online magazine dedicated to improving K-12 disciplinary literacy acquisition and instruction. We define disciplinary literacy as the confluence of content knowledge, experiences, technology and skills combined with the proficiency to read, write, listen, speak, think critically and function in a manner that is meaningful within the context of a given field. (Coming Fall 2012)
STREAMS in Education: International Perspectives on Disciplinary Literacy
STREAMS in Education is a premiere online international literacy journal whose purpose is to disseminate proven and promising practices in literacy related to Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math, and Social Studies (STREAMS) throughout the world.