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Events Calendar

8 – 24 November 2017

Into Film Festival

Venue: over 560 across the UK

The Into Festival is a free, annual UK wide celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds. The Festival is the world's largest film and education event and is free for teachers and young people aged 5-19 to attend. This year around 500,000 young people and educators are expected to attend one of nearly 3,000 free Festival events including:

·         A screening programme of over 150 film choices, chosen specifically for schools (including audio-described, subtitled, and autism-friendly screenings)

·         Age appropriate talks from actors, directors, and industry experts

·         Workshops and careers advice

 

In addition to all the above, free flexible and engaging education resources to support pre- and post- screening class work are available to download to ensure each school’s experience is educational as well as fun.

24 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

SOUTH WEST ENGLAND – Kirsty Sutherland

Venue - Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5RG
Tel: 01225 734248 - KAS@kingswood.bath.sch.uk
Time: 14.00 – 17.00pm

27 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

SOUTH LONDON – Ann Beddoe

Venue - King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon, London SW19 4TT
Tel: 020 8255 5322 - a.beddoe@kcs.org.uk
Time: 14.00 – 17.30pm

28 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORTH LONDON – Jayne Truran

Venue - Queenswood School, Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 6NS
Tel: 01707 602518 - jane.truran@queenswood.org.
time: 13.30 - 16.30pm

28 November 2017

Great Library .... but where is everyone?

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school staff with responsibility for the school library

Trainer – Susan Staniforth                  

Venue – Old Palace of John Whitgift Preparatory School, South Croydon

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.

28 November 2017

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                 Venue – Entrust, The Riverway Centre, Stafford

This course focusses on ways to encourage reluctant readers, build reading stamina and make reading ‘cool’ by using exciting online resources and apps to create a buzz around books in your school. All resources shown are provided in a handout to keep, with great video content, fantastic display suggestions and motivating electronic ideas you can use to really get your pupils switched on to reading for pleasure. Advice on how to use ebooks, QR codes and take part in live author events included.

30 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

OXON/BERKS - Regional Organiser TBC

Venue - Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7PU
Tel: tbc email: tbc
Time: 14.30 – 17.30pm

5 December 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - NATIONAL FINAL

Venue - THE CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS’, S Giles Terrace, London, EC2Y 8BB
Time: 
13.30 – 17.00pm

7 February 2018

Bringing it Alive! Storytelling to boost Literacy and Reading for Pleasure

SLA one day training course for primary school staff

Trainer – Alec Williams                Venue – Heath Educational Books, Sutton, Surrey

Pupils need to ‘listen to a wide range of stories’, but are they getting the most from the storytelling in your school?  This lively course will make sure that your stories both motivate pupils to read, and show them the pleasure they can get from it.  It will build confidence and give fresh inspiration for every teacher, covering picture books for all ages, plus easy-to-learn stories from memory, across the whole primary range.  There’ll be down-to-earth advice from an internationally-experienced storyteller (choosing stories that work; making stories interactive; holding children’s interest; dealing with interruptions), along with sure-fire book recommendations for hard-pressed teachers.  An entertaining day that will give everyone’s storytelling a lift!

15 February 2018

Help, I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                      Venue - Eccles Library, Greater Manchester

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for classroom collections as well as the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

28 February 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

7 March 2018

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                

Venue – Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL), Taunton

This course focusses on ways to encourage reluctant readers, build reading stamina and make reading ‘cool’ by using exciting online resources and apps to create a buzz around books in your school. All resources shown are provided in a handout to keep, with great video content, fantastic display suggestions and motivating electronic ideas you can use to really get your pupils switched on to reading for pleasure. Advice on how to use ebooks, QR codes and take part in live author events included.

14 March 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – St George's College, Weybridge, Surrey

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

14 May 2018

Librarian Conference: Ways of Promoting Reading

Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

This practical training day for librarians, English teachers and all those involved in promoting and developing readers will provide helpful ideas for enhancing reading engagement. Speakers will share their expertise on the latest good books and ways to use them and delegates will leave with renewed enthusiasm. The day also offers a chance for librarians and teachers to network.

Audience: Librarians, English Teachers KS 2/3

Objectives: The conference will provide delegates with an update on recent research into reading, children’s attitudes, gender difficulties and ways to respond to these.

Course Director: Brenda Marshall, Reviews Editor of English 4-11, Fellow of The English Society, member of SLA Committee for Kent

Speakers: Teresa Cremin, Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University, Joy Court, Reviews Editor of ‘The School Librarian’

Programme
1000 Registration and coffee
1030 Reading for Pleasure: principles and consequences – Professor Teresa Cremin
1100 Coffee and bookshop
1130 Reading for Pleasure: pedagogy and practice – Professor Teresa Cremin
1245 Lunch
1345 Practical Ideas to Promote Reading – Joy Court
1445 Plenary and Questions
1515 Bookshop and Depart

Cost: Online £199 (non IAPS members – additional £100)
 

6 June 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Warwick

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

22 – 24 June 2018

SLA Weekend Course

Weavers of Dreams: Creativity and Imagination

SLA annual weekend training course

Fully residential, with day delegate options also available

Venue: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
 

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