The school library is pivotal in promoting and supporting reading, literature and literacy. Achieving success in reading enable students to be effective learners. What role does the school library and/or the teacher librarian have on the impact this success?
A variety of presenters will discuss a series of issues pertaining to achieving success in reading and literacy. In addition there will be a workshop to analyse effective measures in reading promotion.
When: Saturday 10 August 2019
Time: 9am to 1pm
Venue: Brother Jerome Foley Library, De La Salle College
Address:1318 High Street, Malvern, 3144
The Keynote Speaker, Gabrielle Douglas (Teacher Librarian, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook) will explore why literacy intervention is crucial to students’ learning success, how to assess the learning needs of students, how intervention in reading is part of the role of the school library and identify ways the teacher librarian can contribute to being part of this program.
Following the keynote address, there will be a panel to examines strategies on promoting a reading culture in schools.
The panel comprises:
- Sharon Roth, Sacre Coeur, Glen Iris
- Margaret Sinnott, Emmanuel College, Warrnambool
- Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School, Kew
In the How do you measure the effectiveness of reading promotion? Workshop, participants will identify the reading strategies that are used at their school, explore the effectiveness of these strategies, discuss how the strategies are analysed and plan for future promotion.