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Bev Humphrey

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Bev Humphrey is now a Literacy and Technology Consultant after spending 10 years as a school librarian, additionally fulfilling the role of learning gateway coordinator for two years. She worked in an all boys secondary school in South East London and during this time developed a passion for encouraging her students to read and write for pleasure, often using online media to do so. She was given a Reading Hero Award by the Literacy Trust at the end of the National Year of Reading for her work during the year and her international collaborative writing project, the Write Path was shortlisted for a Times Educational Supplement New Literacy Initiative Award in 2009 and has twice been shortlisted for a Lemos and Crane Literacy Award. Bev also worked with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust as a Lead Practitioner for literacy. As a consultant Bev has presented at seminars and conferences all over the country for E2BN, The Bookseller, Renaissance Learning, CILIP, SLG and SLA amongst others. Bev delivers librarian & teacher training/support days in schools, helps revamp and set up new libraries in primary & secondary schools, presents courses for staff on using web 2.0 technology & social media across the curriculum but especially for literacy,trains school staff on using iPads with a literacy focus, leads writing workshops with students using web 2.0 technologies and is also a trainer for Renaissance Learning as well as working closely with authors and publishers.Bev is very happy to travel to bookings, and is very flexible about the size of groups she will train. She still runs the Write Path each year and is happy to accept more schools for each November event. A self-confessed geek, Bev lives much of her life online and loves using exciting new technology as a motivator for young people’s learning. She is at her happiest when enlightening colleagues in education about the possibilities presented by the ever changing world of new technologies or when talking about books!

Please find more information about Bev and her contact details at www.bevhumphrey.com