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Events Calendar

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.

6 June 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.

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