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Strengthen school-wide, family, and community reading connections — Christchurch

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020, 9am to 3pm
Registrations close: Thursday 22 October, 5pm
Cost: $20
Contact details: cathy.kennedy@dia.govt.nz
Full — wait list available

Explore strategies and ideas for creating whole-school reading initiatives, celebrations, and community partnerships to strengthen and support reading for pleasure.

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 you build a team approach to new initiatives.

Why attend this event

Learn strategies and ideas for creating whole-school reading initiatives and celebrations, including establishing whānau and community partnerships. You will:

  • reflect on current reading for pleasure initiatives in your school
  • explore some new initiatives, and
  • bring these together as a school-wide, cohesive overview for discussion back in your school.

This is the third seminar in our Open the Book series looking at the elements that contribute to a school-wide reading culture and a nation of readers. You don't need to have completed the previous Open the Book seminars to learn from and enjoy this one!

What you’ll learn

  • Identify strategies and approaches for promoting reading for pleasure through school-wide reading initiatives and celebrations.
  • Explore and analyse ways your school can strengthen and create connections with whānau to support reading for pleasure at home.
  • Identify how the school can participate in community reading initiatives to enrich your school-wide reading culture.
  • Understand how a collaborative, inclusive, and strategic approach to reading initiatives will create a successful reading culture.

What you’ll do

  • Share and discuss with other course participants a range of ideas, strategies, approaches and opportunities for school, home, and community reading for pleasure initiatives.
  • Reflect and review current reading for pleasure strategies in your school and identify areas for development.
  • Explore ways to strengthen whānau partnerships for reading at home. Learn how to connect with new families.
  • Start developing a school-wide plan to promote reading for pleasure by identifying current practices and areas for development in your school.

What's provided

Morning tea and lunch provided.

Find out more or register

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 about this learning event, email Cathy Kennedy at cathy.kennedy@dia.govt.nz.

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