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Literature at the heart of literacy — Auckland

Date: Friday 20 August 2021, 9am to 2:30pm
Registrations close: Friday 13 August, 5pm
Cost: $20
Contact details: emma.smoldon@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Open the Book 2021 series
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Learn ways to harness the power of children’s and young adult (YA) books to engage students and help develop language, ideas, and lasting memories.

Who this learning event is for

This workshop is for primary, intermediate, and junior secondary:

  • school library staff
  • teachers
  • school leaders or literacy leaders.

We encourage schools to register more than one person to share learning and help build a team approach to new initiatives.

What you'll learn

The focus of the course is on reading for pleasure, the immediate magic and joy this brings along with learning and life benefits.

You'll learn:

  • what the research tells us about the impact of reading for pleasure on student achievement and wellbeing
  • what effective reading for pleasure leadership and policy might look like in a school
  • practical strategies to increase staff knowledge, and to engage students with books and reading
  • how to connect more deeply with literature for children and young adults
  • how to apply the above to your specific school and develop the next steps for action.

What you'll do

  • Examine current research, and reflect on your library and classroom practice.
  • Explore and share practical strategies, books, and resources to support reading for pleasure.
  • Participate in activities that you can use in your school to engage and collaborate with students, staff, and whānau to promote reading for pleasure.
  • 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 are provided.

Register or find out more

This event is full.

Join our wait list — email s2sregistration@dia.govt.nz. In your email, let us know:

  • the name of your school
  • your full name
  • work email
  • phone number
  • work role
  • any dietary requirements.

For more information, email Emma Smoldon at emma.smoldon@dia.govt.nz.

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