Leigh Hodgkinson is an author, illustrator of children’s picture books, and co-creator and art director of Cbeebies’ show, Olobob Top. She’ll be participating in a panel discussion about Creativity, Play and Digital Media at the UKLA International Conference in July. Ahead of the event, she spoke to us about the role of digital media in learning.
The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers who are looking for texts that can “enhance all aspects of literacy learning”.The process ensures they are able to share the books with their classes and discover what genuinely works with young readers in each of the three age categories and so their judgements are soundly based on pupil response.
Call for more and better “play” for adolescents
Teachers, educators and researchers have important role in improving opportunities, says Lalitha Vasudevan, Professor of Technology and Education and Director of the Media and Social Change lab at Teachers College, Columbia University (America) at the UK Literacy Association’s 55th International Conference.
In its second year, the panel announces the first joint winners of the prestigious award and the first commendation for a lifetime’s work in research for inclusion and diversity. The Brenda Eastwood Award continues to attract high quality nominations of educators, practitioners, librarians, consultants and researchers actively involved in inclusion and diversity.
Chris Lindgren is a Swedish Play Designer and User Experience Researcher, and an advocate for inclusive and ethical design for children. On Friday 12 July, she’ll be participating in the panel discussion at the UKLA’s International Conference in Sheffield. Ahead of the event, we wanted to get to know her a little better. Here’s what she had to say…
The UKLA couldn’t achieve all that it does without the help of its Regional Representatives – 30 brilliant literacy professionals from within and around the education sector who all work really hard to support our members. We want to celebrate this dedication and so are launching a brand new feature on our website: “Regional Rep of the Month” where we’ll shine a spotlight on these important UKLA members and their work.
In its second year, The Brenda Eastwood Award for good practice in teaching for diversity and inclusion invites UKLA members to nominate schools, Early Years practitioners, teachers, HE Tutors, consultants or librarians who have shown good practice in empowering children to respect and appreciate diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, LGBTQ, socioeconomic status, national origin or age.