Raising Standards in Literacy

A one-day professional development opportunity from UKLA in Northern Ireland

This event took place 11:41am - 11:46am Friday April 12th, 2013

In these ever more demanding times, it has never been more important to consider teacher and school effectiveness. This exciting one-day conference offers an excellent professional development opportunity for anyone working in the field of literacy to reflect on the quality and impact of current practice. The conference brings together a range of expertise, experience and talent to share up-to-date research and examples of best teaching. The aim of the day is to provide a relaxed, enjoyable opportunity to discuss, think, challenge and take a fresh look at literacy and consider what we might do better. 9.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee 10.00 – 10.20 Welcome and introduction, Professor Peter Finn 10.20 – 11.10 Developing Comprehension and Reading for Pleasure Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University 11.10 – 11.40 Coffee and bookshop 11.40 – 12.30 Workshops A, B, C, D A. Promoting Inclusive School Cultures for Literacy Learning: a Case Study using Creative Methodologies, Dr Louise Long B. Reading for Pleasure: Preferable or Peripheral? Miss Gemma McKernan C. Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Dyslexia: the Way Forward for Northern Ireland Primary Schools, Dr Sharon McMurray D. Engaging with Children’s Literature throughout the Primary School, Mr John Conlon, Miss Julie Robinson, Miss Ciara Taggart (BEd4) 12.30 – 1.20 Lunch 1.20 – 2.00 Raising Achievement: An Evidence-Based Approach Dr Eithne Kennedy, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra 2.00 – 2.30 Tea 2.30 – 3.10 Best Practice from an ETI Perspective Mrs Liz Armour, Education and Training Inspectorate