By Sean Kottke, 2016-2017 MRA President
Welcome to the online home of the Michigan Reading Association, a state council of the International Literacy Association! We are a network of teachers, administrators, consultants, coaches, specialists, researchers, librarians, parents and policymakers dedicated to the mission of empowering all Michigan students and educators through literacy. Our members are a diverse coalition of practitioners and thought-leaders in literacy education who promote best practices for supporting lifelong excellence in and enjoyment of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing. If you seek help in supporting someone’s literacy development, look around you. At this website, you can connect with local reading councils in your area, read and discuss articles from MRA’s top tier peer-reviewed Michigan Reading Journal, catch up with the latest news in literacy practice and policy across Michigan in News and Views, get excellent reading recommendations, learn who’s appearing at our Annual and Summer Literature Conferences, and so much more. Join the Michigan Reading Association for less than the cost of dinner and a movie and get a year’s access to more articles, news alerts, and member prices on professional development opportunities like our Annual Conference and Summer Literature Conference. Connect with me and the Michigan Reading Association on Facebook, Pintrest and Twitter (@drkottke and @michiganreading, respectively) throughout 2016 and 2017, and together, we can empower all Michigan students and educators through literacy!