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Events Calendar

27 February 2018

Help, I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                      Venue - The Hive, Worcester

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for classroom collections as well as the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

28 February 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

6 March 2018

Copy and Paste Generation

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff and teachers

Trainer – Sarah Pavey                      Venue – UCL Institute of Education, London             

Using the internet for research has many benefits but it can also encourage a ‘cut and paste’ culture.  As custodians of a vast pool of information resources and material, it is essential that school library staff and teachers have a good all-round knowledge of Copyright and Plagiarism legislation so that they are able to respond to questions raised and identify infringements if they occur.  This highly practical course will concentrate on understanding the importance of academic honesty, what constitutes plagiarism and cultural differences, spotting offences including online solutions such as Turnitin and teaching referencing styles.  It will cover activities such as photocopying, loans of DVDs, software and downloading images from the internet, licences and the penalties imposed on students if they are ‘caught out’ in public examinations. 

The presentation will be fully supported with handouts and links to downloads of the materials used.  By the end of the day delegates will have the necessary knowledge to write an Academic Honesty Policy and the confidence that the advice they give to colleagues and students on Copyright and Plagiarism issues conforms to current regulations. 

7 March 2018

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                

Venue – Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL), Taunton

This course focusses on ways to encourage reluctant readers, build reading stamina and make reading ‘cool’ by using exciting online resources and apps to create a buzz around books in your school. All resources shown are provided in a handout to keep, with great video content, fantastic display suggestions and motivating electronic ideas you can use to really get your pupils switched on to reading for pleasure. Advice on how to use ebooks, QR codes and take part in live author events included.

8 March 2018

Words and Poems

Join the Babcock School Library Service team for their annual conference!

Venue - Tiverton Hotel, Devon (09.15 to 15.30)

Target audience - Secondary School Librarians, their Line Managers and all those working to develop libraries within the school community. Primary school staff also welcome.

The day will include talks from five inspirational speakers Adisa, Jude Baker, Katy Cawkwell, Joshua Seigal and Steve Tasane.

For information and to book places please contact Louise Bennett, Babcock SLS on 01392 287244 / louise.bennett@babcockinternational.com

14 March 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – St George's College, Weybridge, Surrey

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

14 March 2018

Picture Books and Comic Books for All

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                      Venue – Entrust, The Riverway Centre, Stafford

Picture books are not just attractive for younger children, there are so many fantastic beautifully illustrated books published each year that are suitable for use with children of all ages and for all topics. Looking for a way to discuss gender identity with your pupils? There are picture books for that. Working on inclusion or empathy - there are picture books for that! It’s not just classic picture books that can fit in with your curriculum aims either.  Graphic novels and comics have their place too and can be both engaging and informative. Comics are not just superhero based but have been created on a range of hard hitting topics and make discussions on these topics easier with easily embarrassed teens. A book list will be provided and digital picture books will be covered as well as paper books. Suggestions for classroom use will be given for a toolkit of titles.

26 April 2018

Beyond Behaviour Management. An Introducation to Effective Engagement for Learning in the Secondary School Library

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff

Trainer – Jerry Hurst                      Venue – Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Penrith

The purpose of this training is to enable staff to develop or increase awareness, confidence, knowledge and skills, in order to engage positively or more positively with students in a Secondary School Library.  By the end of the session, participants will –

  • Understand the importance of a positive, ‘can-do’ approach to engaging with students

  • Understand students’ needs and expectations and will have started to develop strategies to meet those needs and expectations

  • Understand the key inclusion and equalities issues in relation to engagement for learning

  • Understand how strategies for engagement for learning must reflect the school’s behaviour policy and protocols

  • Be equipped with tried-and-tested techniques for the positive engagement of students

  • Be equipped to start to deal positively with difficult situations.

14 May 2018

Librarian Conference: Ways of Promoting Reading

Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

This practical training day for librarians, English teachers and all those involved in promoting and developing readers will provide helpful ideas for enhancing reading engagement. Speakers will share their expertise on the latest good books and ways to use them and delegates will leave with renewed enthusiasm. The day also offers a chance for librarians and teachers to network.

Audience: Librarians, English Teachers KS 2/3

Objectives: The conference will provide delegates with an update on recent research into reading, children’s attitudes, gender difficulties and ways to respond to these.

Course Director: Brenda Marshall, Reviews Editor of English 4-11, Fellow of The English Society, member of SLA Committee for Kent

Speakers: Teresa Cremin, Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University, Joy Court, Reviews Editor of ‘The School Librarian’

Programme
1000 Registration and coffee
1030 Reading for Pleasure: principles and consequences – Professor Teresa Cremin
1100 Coffee and bookshop
1130 Reading for Pleasure: pedagogy and practice – Professor Teresa Cremin
1245 Lunch
1345 Practical Ideas to Promote Reading – Joy Court
1445 Plenary and Questions
1515 Bookshop and Depart

Cost: Online £199 (non IAPS members – additional £100)
 

17 May 2018

Beyond Behaviour Management. An Introducation to Effective Engagement for Learning in the Secondary School Library

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff

Trainer – Jerry Hurst                      Venue – Oakham School, Rutland

The purpose of this training is to enable staff to develop or increase awareness, confidence, knowledge and skills, in order to engage positively or more positively with students in a Secondary School Library.  By the end of the session, participants will –

  • Understand the importance of a positive, ‘can-do’ approach to engaging with students

  • Understand students’ needs and expectations and will have started to develop strategies to meet those needs and expectations

  • Understand the key inclusion and equalities issues in relation to engagement for learning

  • Understand how strategies for engagement for learning must reflect the school’s behaviour policy and protocols

  • Be equipped with tried-and-tested techniques for the positive engagement of students

  • Be equipped to start to deal positively with difficult situations.

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6 June 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Warwick

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

22 – 24 June 2018

SLA Weekend Course

Weavers of Dreams: Creativity and Imagination

SLA annual weekend training course

Fully residential, with day delegate options also available

Venue: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow