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Events Calendar

23 February 2016

There is a Better Way. Information Literacy - Skills to Empower

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff and teachers

Trainer: Lin Smith                                    Venue: Friends House, London

How to become more involved in, or, to spearhead, an Information Literacy Programme in your school.  A day course for librarians (or teachers) working in secondary schools to reflect on the ways that library-based learning can impact on student progress by improving research skills across all Key Stages.

During the day, Lin Smith will allow time for delegates to share experience and knowledge.  Possible uses of freely available software to enliven lessons will be covered.  Time will be allocated for forward planning in readiness for curriculum change.  Requests to focus on a specific Key Stage will be included where possible. Delegates may indicate a preference on booking and the trainer will aim to incorporate these needs into the appropriate session.

25 February 2016

Reading for Pleasure: edgy, cool, or just boring? Make it infectious and survive.

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

Trainer: Angie Curran                 Venue: Entrust HQ, Stafford

In the current context of changes in assessment in primary, secondary and sixth form education, it is abundantly clear to all those who teach that being able to read broadly and in depth is essential.  Set alongside the demands of employers and comparisons with other countries, schools, teachers and pupils are under a microscopic lens where higher and more effective levels of reading are not only demanded, but have taken on a significance and importance greater than ever before. 

During this course delegates will explore ways to successfully prioritise and effectively manage Reading for Pleasure activities, and consider how they can maximise support for their chosen activities so that they, and those who work alongside them, will not only survive, but will celebrate and enjoy the impact that Reading for Pleasure is having in their school and on the life chances of its pupils.

1 March 2016

Engaging SEN and reluctant readers at key stages 2 and 3 - Essex SLS Training Course

An interactive course for primary and secondary literacy coordinators, SENCOs, class teachers, librarians and support staff. Delegates will develop greater understanding of SEN and reluctant readers and look at resources and strategies for improving outcomes.

Event Code: PLS 15/005

Venue: School Library Service (SLS) - Witham, Essex.

How to Book: www.eescpdportal.org   EESTraining@EESforSchools.org or contact the Event Administrator

8 March 2016

There is a Better Way. Information Literacy - Skills to Empower

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff and teachers

Trainer: Lin Smith                                    Venue: BG Venues, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

How to become more involved in, or, to spearhead, an Information Literacy Programme in your school.  A day course for librarians (or teachers) working in secondary schools to reflect on the ways that library-based learning can impact on student progress by improving research skills across all Key Stages.

During the day, Lin Smith will allow time for delegates to share experience and knowledge.  Possible uses of freely available software to enliven lessons will be covered.  Time will be allocated for forward planning in readiness for curriculum change.  Requests to focus on a specific Key Stage will be included where possible. Delegates may indicate a preference on booking and the trainer will aim to incorporate these needs into the appropriate session.

9 March 2016

Reading for Pleasure

SLA School Librarians Day at Browns Books for Students

09.45 to 14.45hrs                     Attendance fee: £15.00 (including lunch and refreshments)

 

Once again, BrownsBfS are opening their doors to the SLA and providing the venue for the 2016 School Librarians Day.  The day will include talks from Jarvis, Author/Illustrator of Lazy Dave and Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, and Caroline Lawrence, Author of The Roman Mysteries and The PK Pinkerton Mysteries series, a book signing session, prize draw and the opportunity to browse and buy in Browns' fabulous showroom. A special discount of 25% will be applied to all orders for books placed on the day.

 

10 March 2016

Reading for Pleasure using Accelerated Reader and other means

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer: Bev Humphrey            Venue: St Katherine's School, Bristol

Encouraging young people to read for pleasure is naturally at the forefront of all of our minds but it is not always an easy task.  You may already be using Accelerated Reader to ramp up the excitement, but are you using it to your students' best advantage?

During this course Bev will focus on some facilities and little known aspects of the Accelerated Reader programme, showcase some exciting new books and suggest ways to use them both with AR and for more general reading promotion. She will also guide participants through the virtual world of reading promotion sites and resources to help your students and yourself navigate the e-world with ease.

10 March 2016

Pupil Library Assistant of the Year 2016 Award Ceremony

Award ceremony for the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year 2016 with special guest host – Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

Venue: BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

15 March 2016

The Online Librarian

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer: Bev Humphrey                       Venue: Newton Rigg College, Penrith

Using online media to enthuse students about reading and writing for pleasure is very powerful and can be done easily and cheaply..... as long as you have a 'road map' of sites to use! This course will act as an online sat nav, guiding you to resources and sites that you can use in your library.  You will learn about using exciting video media to use in encouraging young people to read for pleasure, discover uses for Pinterest in education and be given ideas for low cost projects to help you develop a whole school reading culture.

16 March 2016

Reading for Pleasure - for Everyone!

SLA one day course for primary school staff with responsibility for the school library and/or Literacy

Trainer: Alec Williams                     

Venue: St George's Junior School, Weybridge

 

Children’s reading attainment is enhanced if they read for pleasure, and there are many other benefits – both in literacy and throughout the curriculum.  Those benefits are particularly valuable in Special Needs children.

This new SLA course looks at what reading for pleasure is; why it matters; and how to encourage it throughout the year, to every child, regardless of ability.  It includes a comprehensive survey of reading initiatives, and lots of practical ideas to use straight away.  Throughout, it spotlights examples of both materials and initiatives for Special Needs children.

There’ll be a look at key areas such as boys’ reading and transition, plus emphasis on using media to stimulate reading, and how ICT and e-books feature in tomorrow’s reading landscape.

17 March 2016

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH JUNIOR.NET AND ECLIPSE LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Enfield/Barnet SLS Training Course

Find out how to maximise your system to its full potential and take this opportunity to address your questions to an expert. Each session can be booked individually, please specify which session you would like to attend at the time of booking.

Session 1 Junior.net 10.00am – 12.00pm
Session 2 Eclipse 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue:  Hendon Library, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ

Cost: Free to delegates from schools which subscribe to either Schools Library Services; £20 to delegates from schools which do not subscribe

Booking: Enfield schools contact: sls@enfield.gov.uk or phone: 020 8379 2725
Barnet schools: slrs@barnet.gov.uk or phone: 020 8359 3931
BOOKING DEADLINE FRIDAY 04 MARCH 2016

22 March 2016

Library Services for Education, Gloucester - Digital Judgement Masterclass

“We're a not for profit education provider breaking new ground in solving the big challenges in children & young people’s digital lives. Using tools and training we build their digital resilience, literacy and fluency.”

 This master class is for anyone who wants to learn how to best use educational resources and workshop activities to boost critical thinking skills. It effectively equips educators to deliver workshops ‘Truth, lies and the internet’, ‘Who owns truth?’ and ‘The Vaccination effect’ themselves.

 Aims:

  • To learn the Digital Disruption approach to developing young people's Critical Thinking Skills
  • To learn how to make young people more resilient to online coercion
  • To understand the theory behind our educational resources
  • To learn and practice activities for teaching propaganda techniques and deciphering the wheat from the chaff online 
  • To create a strategy for adapting the Digital Disruption approach for their context

 http://www.digitaldisruption.co.uk/

Tuesday 22nd March 2016 - 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Millbrook Academy, Mill Lane, Brockworth, Gloucestershire GL3 4QF

Members of Library Services for Education, Gloucester: £99;  Non-members: £125.00

Refreshments and lunch included, (20% Early Bird Discount for all bookings received by Friday 16th October)

To book or for further details, please contact:

Library Services for Education

Quayside House, Shire Hall, Gloucester GL1 2HY

Tel:  01452 427240 /Fax:  01452 425042

E-mail:  lse@gloucestershire.gov.uk

19 April 2016

Love Literacy 2016

A day packed full of practical and inspirational speakers and workshops aimed at those working to improve literacy and raise standards. Speaker include:

  • Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust
  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • Cressida Cowell

Organised by Peters Books and Furniture.  Book tickets online

Venue - The Botanical Gardens, Birmingham.  8.45-4.30.  £85 per attendee

21 April 2016

Reading for Pleasure using Accelerated Reader and other means

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer: Bev Humphrey            Venue: Warwickshire SLS, Warwick

Encouraging young people to read for pleasure is naturally at the forefront of all of our minds but it is not always an easy task.  You may already be using Accelerated Reader to ramp up the excitement, but are you using it to your students' best advantage?

During this course Bev will focus on some facilities and little known aspects of the Accelerated Reader programme, showcase some exciting new books and suggest ways to use them both with AR and for more general reading promotion. She will also guide participants through the virtual world of reading promotion sites and resources to help your students and yourself navigate the e-world with ease.

13 May 2016

Librarian Conference: Enquiring Minds

Port Regis Prep School, Dorset. 10.00 to 15.00

Speakers Anne Harding and Marilyn Brocklehurst

A practical training day on a wide range of school library issues, focusing in particular on reading enjoyment and information books and skills.  Delegates will return to school with an array of strategies, greater knowledge of effective books, and renewed enthusiasm.

17 May 2016

Great Library....but where are the Children?

SLA one day course for primary school staff, governors and volunteers with responsibility for the school library

Trainer: Susan Staniforth                                   Venue: Cheshire ELS, Winsford

Has your library got lively décor, funky furniture, brilliant books…but no children?  Are you stuck for ideas on how to enthuse the children about the school library?  Do staff and pupils know how to use the library and are they aware of the resources available?  This course is aimed at anyone wishing to promote their library and looking for ways to engage with pupils and teaching staff to encourage them to use it.  During the day delegates will be given straightforward, great ideas to organise and use in the library including looking at how the library supports the National Curriculum, Reading for Pleasure, library information skills to help children make better use of the resources, setting up and running a book club and planning special events.  They will leave with a wealth of ideas to put into practice and raise the profile of their school library.

8 June 2016

Reading Levels, Attainment 8 and GCSEs - the Library's Critical Place

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

 

Trainer:  Angie Curran           Venue: Walthamstow School for Girls, London

 

This new SLA course takes a close look at the position that secondary schools, sixth form and FE colleges have found themselves in since September 2016 where reading levels as identified under APP (Assessment for Pupil Progress) are no longer acceptable to Ofsted.  During the day delegates will consider how this new demanding landscape makes the work of the school and college library critical to the success of the English department and whole school literacy: strategically creating opportunities, supporting and monitoring students’ progress in reading levels.

15 June 2016

The Online Librarian

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer: Bev Humphrey                       Venue: The King’s School, Worcester

Using online media to enthuse students about reading and writing for pleasure is very powerful and can be done easily and cheaply..... as long as you have a 'road map' of sites to use! This course will act as an online sat nav, guiding you to resources and sites that you can use in your library.  You will learn about using exciting video media to use in encouraging young people to read for pleasure, discover uses for Pinterest in education and be given ideas for low cost projects to help you develop a whole school reading culture.

24 – 25 June 2016

SLA Weekend Course 2016

The next SLA weekend course – Empowerment, Empathy, Engagement: The Impact of School Libraries – will be held in a two-day format on 24–25 June 2016 at Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.