UKLA National Conference 2013

Multimodal approaches to literacy teaching. Keynotes are David Mitchell, Jackie Marsh and Guy Merchant.

This event took place Friday March 15, 2013

Multimodal Approaches to Literacy Teaching This insightful UKLA conference addresses various multimodal approaches for engaging children from the early years to KS3 with all aspects of literacy. It explores innovative uses of ICT to transform literacy learning and examines creative literacy teaching through different modes.  It will demonstrate how a multimodal approach can motivate and inspire young people to engage with literacy in its many different forms in the classroom and beyond. The UKLA is a registered charity, which has as its sole object the advancement of education in literacy. It is concerned with literacy education in school and out-of-school settings in all phases of education and is delighted to be hosting this conference in Manchester, sharing best practice, fresh ideas and creative, innovative approaches to literacy teaching and learning. Target audience: Teachers (primary and secondary), librarians, teaching assistants, literacy and ICT subject leaders, literacy and ICT consultants, advisors, heads of English, lecturers and English tutors,  ASTs with an English or literacy specialism. The conference will include opportunities to purchase materials from The Norfolk Children’s Book Centre and UKLA publications. Participation in this conference will enable delegates to:

  • Examine different approaches to literacy teaching and encourage reading for pleasure through a variety of modes 
  • Participate in practical, thought provoking sessions which will scaffold creative teaching
  • Learn about activities which will transform literacy practice and foster enhanced motivation and enthusiasm for all pupils
  • Consider how ICT and the use of digital and social media can contribute to literacy learning
  • Discuss how innovation and best practice can be achieved through a blended learning approach

Programme 09.30 – 10.00 Coffee, registration and bookshops 10.00 – 10.45 Keynote 1  Jackie Marsh 10.45 – 11.45 Workshops  A, B, C, D, E & F 11.45 – 12.00 Coffee and bookshops 12.00 – 12.45 Keynote 2  David Mitchell 12.45 – 13.45 Lunch 13.45 – 14.45 Workshops A, B, C, D, E & F 14.45 – 15.00 Coffee and bookshops 15.00 – 15.45 Keynote 3  Guy Merchant 15.45 – 16.00 Plenary with Alayne Öztürk To book and pay securely online click the button below, or contact Patricia Latorre, UKLA conference Administrator on 0116 223 1664 or

Loading map

Venue location

Chancellors Conference Centre, Chancellors Way, Manchester M14 6ZT

Related galleries