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Reading Promotion Toolkit with Accelerated Reader

Course Details:

Looking for a way to get your reluctant readers avidly devouring books? It can be hard to tear children/young people away from their screens so that they can discover for themselves the flights of imagination to be found in books. This course is designed to help you with this task by using the almost addictive online media that they are already using and making best use of Accelerated Reader if you have it. Session one will be based around utilising your AR software with great tips for non AR users for free resources you can use. Examples of new titles for possible addition to your stock will be showcased with an emphasis on exciting motivating books for all abilities and interests in session two and session three will introduce ideas for using websites, apps and social media in school.

Trainer: Bev Humphrey

Bev Humphrey is now a Literacy and Technology Consultant after spending 10 years as a school librarian.  She worked in an all boys secondary school in South East London and during this time developed a passion for encouraging her students to read and write for pleasure, often using online media to do so.  She was given a Reading Hero Award by the Literacy Trust at the end of the National Year of Reading for her work during this year and her international collaborative writing project, the Write Path was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement New Literacy Initiative Award in 2009 and has twice been shortlisted for a Lemos and Crane Literacy Award.  Bev also worked with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust as a Lead Practitioner for literacy.  As a consultant Bev has presented at seminars and conferences all over the country for E2BN, Renaissance Learning, CILIP, SLG and SLA amongst others.  A self-confessed geek, Bev lives much of her life online and loves using exciting new technology as a motivator for young people’s learning.  She is a member of the SLA Board, SLA Website Content Manager and Editor, SLA Digital.  Bev is at her happiest when enlightening colleagues in education about the possibilities of literacy presented by new technologies for enthusing young people about reading and writing for pleasure or when she is working with school librarians who are of course her favourite people!

Feedback from Course:

'Very informative and motivational.'

'Found Bev extremely engaging.  Really enjoyed the course.'

'Lots of content - brill!'

Key Audience:

primary and secondary school staff

Venues and Dates:

  • 14 November 2017, 09:30-15:00: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are non-members of the SLA but subscribe to EES for Schools/Essex School Library ServiceBook Online
    Discount Deadline: 17 October 2017; Closing Date: 31 October 2017
  • 21 November 2017, 09:30-15:00: The Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland,Kent ME6 5HS [Map]Book Online
    Discount Deadline: 24 October 2017; Closing Date: 6 November 2017

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