​Mindful Literacy Practices


Three-Day workshop for teachers in grades K-6
Credit or Non-Credit Option
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
August 12, 13, & 14, 2014 
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Workshop Fee  $250
Course Tuition is listed below


​About the Workshop

How can we bring joyous effort into our classroom communities and reap the benefits of engaged literacy learning? How can we make time and space for mediated and responsive literacy? Let’s reflect on what is important and give ourselves time to step back in order to move forward.

Let’s work with such questions as: How can we sustain inspired literacy practices in the classroom? How to find what touches our hearts, tickles our funny bones and inspires us to teach? How do we move our children and our community of learners forward in thoughtful and engaging ways?

Mindful literacy practices recognize the benefits in the reciprocity of thoughtful, intentional and joyful learning. In our time together we will consider these questions and intentions, explore frameworks, literacy practices and language that opens the mind and lifts the learning, increasing deepened engagement and understandings of all students.

Workshop runs August 12, 13, & 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center

EDUC 370/570 Section 798​, 1-3 credit OR workshop only
Credit course meets face to face in workshop August 12 - 14 with the course project due August 21.

Workshop Only: ​​ ​​$250
​WI Undergraduate credit:
1 credit
2 credit
3 credit
WI ​Graduate credit:
1 credit
2 credit
3 credit

Wisconsin Resident Estimated Tuition (subject to change)​

​How to Register

Register for either the three-day workshop OR credit. Attendance at the workshop is required for the credit course.

Both registration types includes mornin​g refreshments and lunch on Day 3. 
Lunch on days 1 & 2 is on your own.

Registration for Workshop:  Register Online!   
Workshop Registration Deadline: August 5, 2014

Registration for Credit:

1. Complete the registration form
2. Submit the registration form with a $100 deposit for the summer term made payable to UWSP
3. Send completed registration form and deposit to: 

Cathy Scheder
Outreach Program Manager
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Continuing Education
College of Professional Studies, Rm 100
Stevens Point, WI  54481  

​About the Instructors

Mary Lou Harris-Manske 

Mary Lou Harris-Manske has been an educator four decades.  She retired as Reading Coordinator for Stevens Point Area Schools.  Currently she is an Adjunct Professor for UWSP, as well as, an Independent Literacy consultant and Co-owner of the Book Look,  a children’s bookstore.  ​

Leslie McClain, Ph.D.

Leslie McClain holds a Ph.D. in Reading from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kansas.  Her focuses are content area literacy instruction, administration of literacy programs and wisdom and compassion in education.


Opening Minds:  Using Language to Change Lives - Peter Johnston, Ph.D.

Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students’ learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional, and moral development.  Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds. 

A copy of the textbook can be purchased for $16 (includes tax and shipping)


For question about the workshop registration or schedule please contact:
Wayne Sorenson
UWSP Continuing Education                                       
For question about earning UW-Stevens Point credit please contact:
Cathy Scheder
College of Professional Studies Continuing Education