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Strengthen school-wide, family, and community reading connections — New Plymouth

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021, 9am to 2:30pm
Registrations close: Wednesday 28 July, 5pm
Cost: $20
Contact details: debbie.roxburgh@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Open the Book 2021 series
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Learn new ways to build a school-wide reading culture by collaborating with your wider community. Explore strategies and ideas for establishing whānau and community partnerships and creating whole school reading initiatives.

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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.

What you’ll learn

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

What you’ll do

  • Share and discuss a range of ideas, strategies, approaches and opportunities for school, home, and community reading for pleasure initiatives. For example, find out how to work with community groups to sponsor prizes for reading competitions.
  • Reflect and review current reading for pleasure strategies in your school and identify areas for development. For example, find out the type of support your public library can provide.
  • Explore ways to strengthen whānau partnerships for reading at home. Learn how to connect with new families. For example, find new ways to provide world language resources to bilingual families.
  • Start developing a school-wide plan to promote reading for pleasure by identifying current practices and areas for development in your school. For example, discuss what makes your community unique and come up with a practical plan that'll work for you.

What's provided

Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Find out more or register

Space is limited, so book your spot now. Registrations close 5pm Wednesday 28 July.

For more information about this learning event, email Debbie Roxburgh at Debbie.Roxburgh@dia.govt.nz.

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