Earlybird discount deadline: Friday 24th January.  Prices quoted will increase by £15 after this date.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th February 


A second place discount of £35.00 will be applied for delegates accompanying a full paying individual from the same school (please contact the SLA office for a discount code)

You could be forgiven for thinking that most young people were born with a mobile phone in their hand, they are so attached to their devices - if only they were as enthusiastic about reading as they are about updating their social media! Promoting the joys of picking up a book and losing yourself in a story can seem like an uphill struggle, if only we could make them see that books are just as enthralling and exciting as the RPGs (role playing computer games) they play for hours on end. There are ways we can dip a toe in the water of their digital world however and use sites they love to use to get some sneaky book hooks into them. Social media use is immensely popular and it wouldn’t appear that use of sites such as Instagram has much scope for encouraging reading and yet there is a huge book loving community of young people on the site that can be tapped into.

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.



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