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Events Calendar

24 September – 24 November 2014

Children's Book Show

Children's Book Show aim is to delight and inspire children with great poems, beautiful illustrations and gripping storytelling, helping teachers provide their students with a rich and exciting experience of literature and create the readers and writers of tomorrow.
Various venues around the country.

1 – 31 October 2014

International School Library Month 2014

This  year we encourage all our members to celebrate International School Library Month in October as part of the worldwide International School Library Month initiative by IASL. The theme for 2014 is Your School Library: Mind-Map Central.

24 October 2014

Engaging with Ebooks in the classroom, in your library, at home and on the move

School Librarians' Day at Browns Books for Students

27 – 28 October 2014

i-pad Film and Animation Course

The course is suitable for 11-17 year olds and will be held in Welling School’s iBrary (interactive learning zone) on the 27th and 28th of October (during half term break). It is also FREE.

We will be teaching students about filming, editing, making movies and creating animation of different kinds using iPads. Both days will have workshops 9am – 3pm with a break for lunch.

Both Teaching and support staff will be conducting this course alongside the iBrary Assistant,Heather Simmons. Please download a poster relating to the course for promotion in your school.

Welling Poster

Word document, 415 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)

 

If this course proves successful, we will be running a summer school in summer 2015 here at Welling school for all 11-17 year olds in the Bexley area to enjoy for an agreed fee.

In order to book a place, parents must email me at this address SimmonsH@wellingschool-tkat.org or call us on 0208 304 8531 extension: 2861 and ask for Heather Simmons. I will be liaising with parents/carers personally and sending them information/consent forms regarding their child when they book.

28 – 30 October 2014

Storystock

STORYSTOCK, the travelling story circus, returns to the Bush Theatre from 28th to 30th October 2014. Storystock is a storytelling festival for children (3-11) and their families, which launched at the Bush Theatre in autumn 2013.

5 November 2014

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Hurlingham and Chelsea School, London

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

5 November 2014

iCan with an iPad

Okehampton College, Devon

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

8 November 2014

Ipswich CBG One Day Conference

Celebrating National Non-Fiction November 2014, Ipswich Children's Book Group is delighted to announce the details of our one day conference:

Adventures in the Real Word -  Exploring Information Books for Children

on Saturday 8th November  9.30 am - 3.30 pm

to be held at Broke Hall Community Primary School, Chatsworth Drive, Ipswich, IP4 5XD

Our keynote speaker will be Clive Gifford.  He will be joined by Christopher Lloyd with one of his What on Earth? Wallbooks, Sarah Ridley, who will be bringing the First World War to life, Chris Brown talking about theSLA Information Book Award and we will discover adventures from around the world with Lucy Letherland.  Marilyn Brocklehurst from the Norfolk Children's Book Centre will provide the book shop and there will be a display by the Suffolk Schools Library Service.

All this for just £50 including lunch, tea and coffee.

8 November 2014

Adventures in the Real World

Adventures in the Real Word -  Exploring Information Books for Children on Saturday 8th November  9.30 am - 3.30 pm
to be held at Broke Hall Community Primary School, Chatsworth Drive, Ipswich, IP4 5XD

Our keynote speaker will be Clive Gifford.  He will be joined by Christopher Lloyd with one of his What on Earth? Wallbooks, Sarah Ridley, who will be bringing the First World War to life, Chris Brown talking about the SLA Information Book Award and we will discover adventures from around the world with Lucy Letherland.  Marilyn Brocklehurst from the Norfolk Children's Book Centre will provide the book shop and there will be a display by the Suffolk Schools Library Service.

All this for just £50 including lunch, tea and coffee.

Details are available on the FCBG website.
We hope you will want to join us on what promises to be an exciting and interesting day

11 November 2014

Reading for Success: How to get your School on Board. Looking at the Reading for Pleasure Agenda and Applying it in your School.

Newtown Library, Powys

A one day training course with a Primary focus intended for Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, School Librarians, Teaching and Learning Coordinators and other interested staff.

12 November 2014

Tracking and Mapping: Assessing the Library Programme's Impact on Student Achievement

Gateshead Library

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff

14 November 2014

Reading for Excellence: SLA One-Day Conference

A one-day conference planned around the Reading for Pleasure agenda in schools, aimed at teachers, head teachers and school librarians and includes speakers on the following topics:

  • Reading Research and Insights into Achievement – Dr Claire Wood, University of Coventry
  • Reading and Change – Karen Goulding, University of Reading
  • Thinking Skills and Reading – Sue Dixon of The Thinking Child
  • Working with/supporting young people who are identifying as LGBTQ – John Vincent of The Network
  • Creating Readers – Prue Goodwin, Independent Consultant and Lecturer
  • Ofsted, School Libraries and Reading – Marilyn Mottram, HMI Deputy National Lead for English and Literacy

Cost: Early Bird (till 15th Oct)

SLA  Member £85+vat    Non Member £95+vat

After October 15th

SLA Member £105+vat   Non-member £115+vat

Book at http://www.sla.org.uk/booking-form-2014.php or phone 01793 530166.

18 November 2014

Social Media: make it work for you!

Gants Hill Library, Ilford

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

18 November 2014

Getting the Most from your School Library

Education Library Service, Winsford, Cheshire

SLA one day training course for primary school staff

25 November 2014

Is IL the Cinderella of Skills in your School? THERE IS A BETTER WAY

Peters Books and Furniture Showroom, Birmingham

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

2 December 2014

Raising Achievement: the School Library's Role in Supporting SEN and EAL Students (KS2 & KS3)

Warwickshire School Library Service, Warwick

SLA one day training course for School Librarians and library staff, teachers with responsibility for EAL and Special Needs teaching, support staff in libraries and classrooms

4 December 2014

KLQ UK National Final

Kids' Lit Quiz UK National Final

7 February 2015

National Libraries Day

Saturday 7 February 2015 is National Libraries Day. It rounds off a week’s worth of celebrations in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries across the UK.

Join in by organising an event, contributing to the forums, tweeting with the #NLD15 hashtag and visiting your local library.

11 February 2015

Tracking and Mapping: Assessing the Library Programme's Impact on Student Achievement

Kidderminster Public Library, Worcestershire

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

25 February 2015

Tracking and Mapping: Assessing the Library Programme's Impact on Student Achievement

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

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

5 March 2015

The Online Librarian

Booth Meadow House, Northampton

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

11 March 2015

Getting the Best from Young People and Adults: Managing Behaviour in the Secondary School Library

The Kingston Centre, Stafford

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

17 March 2015

Reading for Success: How to get your School on Board. Looking at the Reading for Pleasure Agenda and Applying it in your School.

Education Library Service, Winsford, Cheshire

A one day training course with a Primary focus intended for Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, School Librarians, Teaching and Learning Coordinators and other interested staff

17 March 2015

Crossing the Divide: Effective Induction and Transition Strategies for the Secondary School Library

Stanway School, Colchester, Essex

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

25 March 2015

E is for Excellent: E-Literacy in your Library

Resources for Learning, Bridgwater, Somerset

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

21 April 2015

The Online Librarian

Brecon Library, Powys

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

14 May 2015

Social Media: make it work for you!

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school library staff

3 June 2015

The Online Librarian

Newtown Library, Powys

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

12 – 14 June 2015

Creating Future Learners: A Hoard of Knowledge

The SLA's annual weekend training course.

Venue: Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL.