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Events Calendar

30 April 2014

ICan with an iPad

Venue - Okehampton College, Devon

Are you considering or do you already have idevices in your school? Are you confident that you know all of the functions of the device? Using idevices (iPads, iTouces or iPhones) can be a way of capturing the interest of reluctant readers, encouraging young people to write for pleasure and they can be very powerful when used for teaching and learning but finding effective apps in the maze of the App Store can be problematic and very time consuming. Some apps can be fairly expensive and it’s hard to judge which are worth spending your precious budget on – are they ‘wow’ enough to justify the expense?

Trainer - Bev Humphrey

21 May 2014

ICan with an iPad

Venue - Newtown Library, Powys

Are you considering or do you already have idevices in your school? Are you confident that you know all of the functions of the device? Using idevices (iPads, iTouces or iPhones) can be a way of capturing the interest of reluctant readers, encouraging young people to write for pleasure and they can be very powerful when used for teaching and learning but finding effective apps in the maze of the App Store can be problematic and very time consuming. Some apps can be fairly expensive and it’s hard to judge which are worth spending your precious budget on – are they ‘wow’ enough to justify the expense?

Trainer - Bev Humphrey

4 June 2014

The E-Reading Revolution

Venue - Lytchett Minster School, Poole, Dorset

Ebooks are becoming very popular and lots of school staff are excited about the possibilities but there are so many decisions to be carefully made before using them in an educational environment - which ereaders to invest in, will you be operating a ‘bring your own device’ scheme, who will benefit most from using them and what are the practicalities? 

Trainer - Bev Humphrey

10 June 2014

Being in the Know: The Primary School Library and Curriculum Change 4-11

Venue – Kidderminster Public Library

The new details for KS1 & KS2 teaching/learning are now available. This is, therefore, a crucial time for Primary School Library Coordinators as schools plan for change and a real opportunity to reconsider the important curriculum role of the library and adjust its resources and services accordingly.  Reading for Pleasure is also high on the political agenda as a key priority. OFSTED has adjusted the inspection handbook criteria and is looking more keenly at student reading habits and attitudes. 

This course will look at some of the important changes influencing and affecting school libraries from September 2014.

Trainer - Geoff Dubber

11 June 2014

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Venue – Library HQ, Northallerton

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users.  Delegates on this course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres and leave with strategies to help them plan, deliver, assess and evaluate their teaching activities.

Trainer - Chris Powis

20 – 21 June 2014

SLA Weekend Course

SLA annual residential training course.

Theme: No Librarian Is an Island: Making Friends and Influencing People

Venue: Manchester Renaissance Hotel

30 June – 4 July 2014

Children's Book Week 2014

Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children that has been running for over 80 years and is organised by Booktrust.

Children’s Book Week 2014 will take place in the summer term for the first time (from 30 June - 4 July), and schools, libraries and other venues all over the UK will be holding events and activities aimed at encouraging children to enjoy reading for pleasure, explore libraries and bookshops, and even start writing themselves.

8 July 2014

Kids' Lit Quiz World Final

KLQ 2014 World Final.
Venue: Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
13:00 - 16:00.

4 December 2014

KLQ UK National Final

Kids' Lit Quiz UK National Final