Excellence into Practice Conference: A Rich Reading Curriculum and Culture

Excellence into Practice Conference: A Rich Reading Curriculum and Culture

Friday 30th November 2018 | Babcock Conference Centre, Surrey | 18T/14397

This conference aims to explore the teaching and promotion of reading throughout the primary phase and beyond. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from current research; discover new literature for children and explore ways of using quality texts to teach, engage and promote reading for enjoyment.

We are delighted to be joined by Teresa Cremin, a Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University. She has extensive knowledge based on recent research and will share practical ways of building communities of readers.

We will also be joined by Guy Bass, an award-winning children’s book author, whose series include Stitch Head, Spynosaur, The Legend of Frog, Dinkin Dings and Atomic! Guy won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2010 for Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things and has won a number of local awards, including twice winning the Portsmouth Book award. Guy has also written plays for both adults and children and has previously been a theatre producer, actor and illustrator.

We are also excited to welcome The Hampshire School Library Service. With their wealth of knowledge about current children’s literature, they will share a range of books which can be explored and used back at school.

Who Should Attend?

Early Years and Primary:

• Headteachers
• Senior Leadership Team
• Subject Leaders
• Teachers

Key Reasons To Attend

  • Gain practical ways to build a community of readers
  • Build upon latest research and literature
  • Discover current children’s literature to use back in school
  • Be inspired!

About Teresa Cremin

Teresa Cremin is Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University. Her research focuses mainly on teachers’ literate identities and practices and volitional reading and writing. Her work is frequently co-participative, involving teachers as researchers.  Teresa has written and edited nearly 30 books, including Experiencing Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age (Sage, 2018); Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing; (2017) and Building Communities of Engaged Readers (2014). Teresa now leads a professional user community website: Research Rich Pedagogies based on her research into reading for pleasure and is working with nearly 50 OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups and 15 HEIS supporting the development of RfP across the country.

About Guy Bass

Guy Bass is an award-winning children's book author, whose series include Stitch Head, Spynosaur, The Legend of Frog, Dinkin Dings and Atomic! Guy won a Blue Peter Book Award in 2010 for Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things and has won a number of local awards, including twice winning the Portsmouth Book award. First published in 2008, Guy’s books have since been translated into seventeen languages. He has also written plays for both adults and children. Guy has previously been a theatre producer, actor and illustrator.

Conference Price

Early Bird price: £140 + VAT. Extended until 20th July 2018
 
Full Conference price: £180 + VAT

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