World Congress on Reading Morgridge International Reading Center

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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 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.
  • World Congress on Reading Morgridge International Reading Center

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

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