Presentations of the School Librarian of the Year Award and SLA Inspiration Award.
Venue: Royal Society of Arts, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ.
One day course for primary school staff
Trainer: Jerry Hurst Venue: Dorchester Library and Learning Centre
Reading for Pleasure can play a key role in raising attainment and successfully supporting a wide range of pupils' academic, personal, social and emotional learning outcomes. In particular, it can become the key driver in supporting the literacy agenda. Jerry will focus on tried-and-tested fun reading activities and approaches and how to create a whole-school reading culture based upon reading for pleasure.
Contact Dorset School Library Service on the link provided for further details
SLA one day course for primary and secondary school staff
Trainer: Bev Humphrey Venue: Brecon Library
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.
Presentation of the 2015 Information Book Award.
Venue: Roof Cafe, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y.
On Wednesday 18th November 2015, Kent SLA will be holding their inaugural annual general meeting at The Duke of York Military School in Dover at 4.30pm. Following the AGM, the author Ann Bryant who has agreed to be our representative, will give a talk and bring along a selection of her ‘Families in a Step-Chain’ series. Every member of the audience will be able to take away with them a free copy of one of Ann’s books for his/her library, and if any of Anne’s books prove to be popular, she would not only be very happy to visit their schools for a short signing session, she would also be prepared to heavily discount the books in this series (aimed at Years 5, 6, 7 and 8) to £1 per book.
The Kent SLA Committee hopes you will join them at this very important meeting which should generate exciting ideas for all school libraries in Kent.
SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school library staff
Trainer: Chris Powis Venue: Somerset Resources for Learning
Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. This course will enable participants to understand theories of teaching and learning and to map these on to their own experience of teaching. They will be provided with strategies to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate their teaching activities.
Nurturing Readers from Early Years to KS3 Transition: Reading for Pleasure in Your School
SLA One-Day Conference in York
This is a chance to hear some great speakers talk practically on topics that will help you support reading for pleasure in your school as pupils move from Primary and into Secondary school. Of use to head teachers, teachers, librarians and literacy co-ordinators in KS2 & KS3.
Date: 20 November 2015
Venue: Bar Convent in central York
4th Norfolk Children's Book Centre Conference. Holiday Inn, Norwich Airport
SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff
Trainer: Bev Humphrey Venue: Warwickshire SLS, Warwick
Encourageing young people to read for pleasure is naturally at the forefront of all of our minds but it's not always an easy task. You may already be using Accerated 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 Accerated 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.