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This will be presented at the World Congress on Reading in Auckland, New Zealand and highlights the creation of the Morgridge International Reading Center, being built on the University of Central …

This will be presented at the World Congress on Reading in Auckland, New Zealand and highlights the creation of the Morgridge International Reading Center, being built on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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  • DeanBOT – Dick NunisExperiences to shareOne state not knowing what another one is doing in readingNo clearing house to share among nations.
  • The Morgridge Family Foundation is a private foundation whose vision is to become leaders in venture philanthropy so that the neediest of the needy will have greater opportunities to receive quality education.  The foundation also supports several early childhood literacy and health initiatives.
  • The Morgridge International Reading Center is located at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The University of Central Florida is the third largest university in the United States and the largest university in the state of Florida. Current enrollment for the Fall 2009 term exceeded 53,000 students. The main campus in Orlando houses state-of-the-art wireless classrooms along with modern student facilities on 1,415 acres. Every student at UCF has access to school-funded e-mail addresses and the Internet. In fact, the university has been recognized nationally as one of the most “wired” campuses in the nation. The university provides 92 undergraduate degrees programs, 3 specialist, and 24 doctoral programs facilitated by more than 1,600 faculty. With the main campus housed in Orlando, Florida, where there are approximately 132 languages and dialects spoken, UCF is a prime location for the Morgridge International Reading Center.
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  • SusanTransition to next slide: To this end, we convened a National Panel of Literacy Experts last spring.
  • Susan*Presentations (Florida Assoc. of Teacher Educators, NCTE, IRA (Phoenix), informal)*Purchased and received donation of 5 Interactive White boards (4 ActivBoards, 1 SMartBoard)*Attended Information Technology in Education, (ITiE) London, England, Oct. 2008; sponsored by Promethean*Gained access to Adobe Connect, plan to host webinars*Meet with key organizational leaders (Alan Farstrup, Spring and Fall, 2008; Promethean Leadership)*Students completed wikis for 32 countries*Compiled lists of faculty members with international connectionsTransition:These are the things we have been doing. Now Allison will describe the building space and what we are planning. (Allison speaks next)
  • Dean?Millennium Gallery will highlight US North, East, South, and West statesMillennium Gallery – representation from 6 continentsMillennium Gallery – the best of each state and nation; books to be donated at the end of each year to high need studentsGlobal Communications Assembly – auditorium space (to be doubled in Phase II)Featured Arrivals Archives – space to highlight newly arrived materials, before they go to galleriesInternational Communication Hub – high-tech space to collaborate with other nations in real-time
  • DeanSTEM Literacy Teaching Lab – Science, technology, e?, and Math (“step-down” area in middle, obs. Around edges; “fishbowl”; wet sinks)Global Education Teaching Lab – Social Sciences labLiteracy Assessment Clinic – Reading Area – classroom space, graduate student space, faculty collaboration areasVirtual Simulation Teaching Labs – “Teach me” labs, virtual classroom, Lockheed Martin collaborationReflective Collaboration Rooms – These are the computer-lab-type roomsEarly Literacy Research Lab – Early childhood space, model classroom in corners to manipulate materialsScholars in Residence – space for 2 to 5 visiting scholars (those in sabbatical)International Research Area – open area for staff, grad students, etc.
  • Encourage attendees to talk and share in small groups first and then share comments and suggestions with the whole group.
  • Our archeological conversation  on the Morgridge International Reading Center embarked from a prismatic perspective. Using the prism as a metaphor, the Center draws on and shares the work, knowledge, and experience of many to better serve a national and international field of educators with canons and breakthrough research on literacy acquisition and instruction. While simultaneously acting as a conduit of information and a catalyst for relationships, the Center exists to provide university-based research scholars and school-based practitioner scholars critical and important information as leverage to equip third millennium teachers and students with the de rigueur knowledge and skills. The genealogy of the Center is grounded in sound and well-accepted international theories of learning and instruction. This foundation sets the tone for the Center’s mission and vision by establishing it on an international world-class stage where information, materials, programs, and communication are banked and always available for withdrawals to improve literacy acquisition and instruction at a national and international echelon.

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  • 1. Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center: Situating A Place for Global Exchange while Leading and Learning in Literacy
    23rd IRA World Congress on Reading
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Susan J. Wegmann
    University of Central Florida swegmann@mail.ucf.edu
    Kouder Mokhtari
    Iowa State University
    kouider@gmail.com
    Enrique A. Puig
    University of Central Florida
    epuig@mail.ucf.edu
  • 2. Presentation menuMorgridge International Reading CenterUniversity of Central Florida
    History
    Staff
    Features
    Benefits
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    Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center mirc@mail.ucf.edu
  • 3. Our Beginning. . .
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  • 4. A generous gift . . .
    Morgridge Family Foundation
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  • 5. Morgridge International Reading Center
    Administrative Structure
    Executive Director
    Sandra L. Robinson
    Director
    Enrique A. Puig
    Director of Operations
    Robert Williams
    Director of Programs and Research
    Susan J. Wegmann
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  • 6. Location
    X
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  • 7. So far. . .
    • Development Team
    • 8. Six focus groups, 150+ people
    • 9. Architect & Construction Manager Selection
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  • 10. The Morgridge International Reading Center seeks to advance literacy through:
    Where people and ideas come together.
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  • 14.
    • Planning Committee
    Comprised of Interdisciplinary Faculty Members
    • Financing
    • 15. Decision to proceed with Phase I & Phase II
    Morgridge International Reading Center
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  • 16. The Morgridge International Reading Center will. . .
    Collect and disseminate educational information based on innovative research.
    House a comprehensive collection of global reading initiatives.
    Serve as a hub of connectivity.
    Provide opportunities for professional learning.
    World Congress on Reading, 2010
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  • 17. MIRC Advisory Panel
    Tim Blair – University of Central Florida
    Don Deshler – University of Kansas
    Linda Gambrell – Clemson University
    Thyria Greene-Ansley – Florida A & M University
    Doug Hartmen – Michigan State University
    Kouider Mokhtari – Iowa State University
    Gay Su Pinnell – Prof. Emeritus, Ohio State University
    Carol Vukelich – University of Delaware
    Sean Walmsley – State University of New York
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  • 18. Presentations
    Interactive White boards
    Information Technology in Education (ITiE)
    Adobe Connect
    Meetings with key organization leaders
    Wikis
    Faculty input
    Architect charettes
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    Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center mirc@mail.ucf.edu
  • 19. 2010 Inaugural UCF Book Festival
    On UCF campus
    60 authors, 29 panels, presentations, and readings
    3,000+ in attendance
    35+ exhibitors
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  • 20. Phase I
    Millennium Gallery/ Professional Learning Environment
    Global Communications Assembly
    Featured Arrivals Archives
    International Communication Hub
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    Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center mirc@mail.ucf.edu
  • 21.
  • 22. Phase II
    STEM Literacy Teaching Lab
    Global Education Teaching Lab
    Literacy Assessment Clinic
    Virtual Simulation Teaching Labs
    Reflective Collaboration Rooms
    Early Literacy Research Lab
    Scholars in Residence
    International Research Area
    World Congress on Reading, 2010
    Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center mirc@mail.ucf.edu
  • 23. Fundraising Opportunities
    Endowment of operations
    Endowment of programs
    Naming of spaces in building
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    Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center mirc@mail.ucf.edu
  • 24. Partnerships
    International Reading Association
    Promethean Activboards
    Other partnerships
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  • 25. What could the Morgridge International Reading Center offer YOU?
    If we are to serve students, parents, school-based practitioner-scholars, and university-based research-scholars, what will we need to do?
    What international materials, programs, and/or themes should be included in the Millennium Gallery?
    Email comments and suggestions to:
    swegmann@mail.ucf.edu or epuig@mail.ucf.edu
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  • 26. Influential references
    Alvermann, D. E. (2001). Reading adolescents' reading identities: Looking back to see ahead. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 44, 676-690.
    Bahktin, M (1981). The dialogic imagination: Four essays. Austin: University of Texas Press.
    Cambourne, B. (1988). The whole story: Natural learning and the acquisition of literacy in the classroom. New York: Ashton Scholastic. 
    Clay, M. (2001). Change over time in children’s literacy development. Portsmouth, NH: Heinenmann. 
    Csíkszentmihályi, M. (1997). Flow: The Psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper and Row. 
    Knowles, M. (1984). The adult learner: A neglected species (3rd Ed.). Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing.
    Moje, E. B. (1996). "I teach students, not subjects": Teacher-student relationships as contexts for secondary literacy. Reading Research Quarterly, 31: 2, 172-195.
    Rosenblatt, L. (1978). The reader, the text, the poem: The transactional theory of the literary work. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
    Vygotsky, L.S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological functions.
    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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  • 27. World Congress on Reading, 2010
    Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center mirc@mail.ucf.edu
  • 28. Creating the Morgridge International Reading Center: Situating A Place for Global Exchange while Leading and Learning in Literacy
    23rd IRA World Congress on Reading
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Susan J. Wegmann
    University of Central Florida swegmann@mail.ucf.edu
    Kouder Mokhtari
    Iowa State University
    kouider@gmail.com
    Enrique A. Puig
    University of Central Florida
    epuig@mail.ucf.edu
  • 29. Visit us at mirc.ucf.edu