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Develop keen teen readers — Hastings

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021, 9am to 3pm
Registrations close: Thursday 9 September, 5pm
Cost: $20
Contact details: debbie.roxburgh@dia.govt.nz
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Learn why it's important to keep teens reading for pleasure. Discover ways to nurture their reading enthusiasm, looking particularly at ideas that take a whole-school approach. Explore strategies such as developing your students’ reading identities, book chats, and more.

Who this learning event is for

This is a workshop for intermediate (years 7 and 8) and secondary:

  • teachers
  • library staff
  • leaders, including literacy leaders.

We encourage schools to register more than one person for this workshop to share learning and help you build a team approach for new initiatives. For example, register your librarians, secondary school teachers of all subjects, and school leaders who are interested in developing their school’s reading culture.

Why attend this event

  • Learn, share, and discuss strategies to engage teens in reading.
  • Find ways to involve school staff, public libraries, and students to create a culture of reading for pleasure.
  • Discover how to broaden teens’ reading opportunities to encompass a range of media, genres, and formats.

What you’ll learn

On this course you will:

  • understand the research about, and value of, reading for pleasure
  • describe the elements of a reading culture that support and inspire students to become readers
  • identify and evaluate strategies for engaging students as readers
  • determine ways that you can engage and collaborate with staff and whānau to develop a reading culture.

What you’ll do

  • Examine current research, and reflect on your library practice and whole-school reading culture.
  • Explore and share practical strategies, books, and resources to support teens’ reading for pleasure.
  • Participate in activities that you can use in your school to engage and collaborate with students, staff, and whānau to develop or strengthen a reading culture.
  • Learn from other participants and course leaders by sharing ideas and practice.
  • Reflect on your learning and develop actions to implement at school.

What's provided

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Find out more or register

This learning event has been postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information about the event, email Debbie Roxburgh at debbie.roxburgh@dia.govt.nz.

A teenager in jean jacket and hat standing reading a book outside in front of a rock wall
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