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Picture and Comic Books for All

Course Details:

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 kids 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. 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.

Trainer: Bev Humphrey

Bev Humphrey is now a Literacy and Technology Consultant after spending 10 years as a school librarian.  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 this 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, Renaissance Learning, CILIP, SLG and SLA amongst others.  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 a member of the SLA Board, SLA Website Content Manager and Editor, SLA Digital.  Bev is at her happiest when enlightening colleagues in education about the possibilities of literacy presented by new technologies for enthusing young people about reading and writing for pleasure or when she is working with school librarians who are of course her favourite people!

Key Audience:

primary and secondary school staff

Venues and Dates:

  • 11 June 2019, 09:30-15:00: Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, Off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ [Map]
    Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this decision which was not taken lightly.