UKLA Eastern Region Conference 2016
Raising standards in writing: creating meaningful opportunities for young learners
With the recent changes to assessment arrangements and the increased focus on the teaching of grammar, there has seldom been a more important time to consider the teaching of writing and pedagogical tools that inspire young writers. Keynotes and workshops in this half day conference will explore ways of making the most of the National Curriculum in exploring best practice in the teaching of writing and of SPaG.
David Reedy, General Secretary and Immediate Past President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and Co-Director of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPRT) will open the conference with a discussion of how explicit attention to grammar can engage pupils and improve their writing. Workshops from practising teachers will bring together a wide range of expertise, experience and talent to share insights into high quality and creative teaching and learning. Finally we are also delighted that Giancarlo Gemin, whose novel Cowgirl was shortlisted for the UKLA book awards in 2015, will share his insights and experience about engaging young writers with reading.
More details to follow.
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education Donald McIntyre Building, 184 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PQ