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THE KIDS' BOOKSHOP in partnership with the SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA (SLAV)

are thrilled to present a Professional Development programme in 2017   

Readers,  Stories, Literacy - A forum for learning and discussion

A Professional Development series offering news, views and strategies for motivating your readers with books and stories to provide positive literacy outcomes

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1       27th April (Primary)

Venue: Xavier College Library (Burke Hall)

  • New Books to share (The Kids' Bookshop)
  • Literacy  -  with a focus on reading programs incorporating thinking skills and digital technologies in reading response (Dr Susan La Marca)
  • Guest author/Book Launch: Felice Arena, The Boy and the Spy

 

2      22nd June (Secondary)

Venue: Melbourne High School Library

  • New Books to Share (The Kids' Bookshop)
  • The Classroom Novel – tried, true and new plus resources to support taking a risk with your text selection (The Kids' Bookshop)
  • Guest Author: Robert Newton, Mr Romonov's Garden in the Sky

 

3     2nd  August (Primary)

Venue:  Genazzano FCJ College Library 

  • New books to Share (The Kids' Bookshop)
  • Literacy – strategies to keep ALL children engaged with reading with a view to enhancing literacy achievement (Dr Pam McIntyre)
  • Guest author: Susannah McFarlane, The D-Bot Squad

 

4     21st September (Secondary)

Venue: Albert Park College Library 

  • New books to Share
  • Language – Yes, you can select novels rich with language and complex themes and enhance language development AND engage readers! (Laura Gordon)
  • Guest author:  (TBC)

 

5    19th October (Primary/Secondary)

Abbotsford Convent Community Room

  • New Books to share (The Kids' Bookshop)
  • Language and Literacy – the importance of non-fiction books in an online world (TBC)
  • Selecting books for awards and graduation (for both primary and secondary students)  (The Kids' Bookshop)
  • Guest authors: Carol Wilkinson, Ten Pound Pom PLUS two additional guests for our grand finale! 

 

DETAILS:

TIME:    4 30pm – 6 30pm

**Please note that the event on the 19th of October will conclude with a glass of champagne at 7 30pm

COST:    $55         Individual session ticket

              $250       Series ticket

SLAV Members

              $49         Individual session ticket

              $225       Series ticket

 

DELEGATES WILL RECEIVE

  • Showbag of resource material
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Afternoon tea/refreshments
  • 10% off all books on the night

 

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

OPTION A

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT BY INVOICE or

  • Send your name and details (and those of other interested staff members) to events@thekidsbookshop.com.au
  • Please let us know which event/s you will be attending by indicating the date of the session/s or if you will be attending the ‘series’.
  • Please indicate if you are a SLAV member or not be including your Membership number
  • We will email you an invoice for payment.
  • Please note that it is fine to share a ‘series’ ticket with colleagues though this would allow one person only to attend each session.

    If multiple staff wish to attend, then multiple tickets should be purchased. 

 

OPTION B

EFT Transfer

  • Send your name and details (and those of other interested staff members) to events@thekidsbookshop.com.au
  • Please let us know which event/s you will be attending by indicating the date of the session/s or if you will be attending the ‘series’.
  • Please indicate if you are a SLAV member or not be including your Membership number
  • We will send you an invoice with our bank details included for EFT Transfer
  • Please note that it is fine to share a ‘series’ ticket with colleagues though this would allow one person only to attend each session.

    If multiple staff wish to attend, then multiple tickets should be purchased. 

 
OPTION C

Payment by Credit Card

  • Please call The Kids’ Bookshop on (03) 9874 2555 to register your details (including those of other staff members attending) and we will take your payment over the phone. Please have your SLAV membership number handy if you are a SLAV member.

 


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Raising Happy Readers – it’s as easy as ABC

A series of information evenings for parents of pre-school and early primary-school aged readers. Each session will highlight three easy strategies or ideas for helping you to foster and develop a love of reading in your child or children. There will be plenty of time to chat to The Kids' Bookshop education consultants and literacy experts as well as browse the bookshop.

Wednesday March 8th

Reading aloud – top tips for sharing books with your babies and toddlers

A          Best books for reading aloud

B          Is it ok to embellish the story?

C          What would Mem Fox say?

Wednesday May 10th

 Emerging independent readers – how’s that going for you?

A       Finding the right kind of books to encourage your independent reader

B       Why picture books continue to be an important part of your young reader’s literary diet

C       Sharing first chapter books

Wednesday July 19

Is there any such thing as a ‘reluctant reader’ or just a reader who hasn’t found the right book yet?

A        Enticing readers who have fallen by the way back to books

B        Is it ok to have a break from books? Are magazines, comics, non-fiction books ok?

C        The importance of language in our literary landscape

Wednesday September 6. 

Developing your reader

A       Libraries and bookshops – their role in keeping books front and centre

B       Parents – your role in keeping books front and centre.

C       Author/illustrators – their role in keeping books front and centre with SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR to be announced.

Cost:      $10 per session

Venue:   Camberwell Bowling Club

               14 Bowen St, Camberwell

               VIC 3124

Time       7 00pm – 9.00pm

Book Now @ https://www.trybooking.com/256374 (places are limited so please book early)

Delegates will receive:

10% discount on all books on the night

Access to education consultants for further discussion on your readers’ needs

Booklists/suggested reading

**DOOR PRIZES**

Tea and Coffee/Refreshments