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22 July to 2 September / $100, early bird $80


Explore ideas and learn strategies for school summer reading initiatives to keep students reading for pleasure through the holidays to avoid a summer slide in reading levels​.

Dates, fees, and registration

Date Orientation week 22 to 28 July, 5 week course 29 July to 2 September 2019
Early-bird fee $80
Early bird closes 5 July
Standard fee $100
Registrations close 19 July

Who this online course is for

This course is for primary, intermediate, or secondary:

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

We encourage schools to register more than one person on our online courses to build a team approach to new initiatives.

Why take this course

This course will enable you to:

  • identify elements of effective summer reading initiatives
  • strengthen existing and plan new initiatives to support reading through the holidays
  • support the whole-school community reading culture
  • improve your professional practice by applying what you learn to your own school context.
  • learn with the support of a trained, online facilitator.

What you'll learn

On this course you'll learn:

  • about the key elements of effective summer reading partnerships
  • how to take an evidence-based practice approach
  • about successful initiatives in other schools and libraries.

What you'll do

  • Use quality resources to develop your knowledge and understanding of summer reading.
  • Learn from other course participants by sharing ideas and practice.
  • Participate in problem-solving activities.
  • Create an action plan for an initiative you can implement in your school.
  • Reflect on your learning.

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