PDST LITERACY CONFERENCE 2016 - LEAP INTO LITERACY AND GO PLACES

 
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WELCOME

 

PDST is delighted to welcome you to its second National Post-Primary Literacy Conference “Leap into Literacy and Go Places” on Saturday, April 23rd in the University of Limerick (Kemmy Business School).   

 

Literacy is integral to accessing learning across the curriculum.  This conference offers a broad and diverse range of literacy workshops as well as the opportunity for professional conversations around practice  in  the teaching of literacy across different curricular contexts.   

 

Here you will find all of the presentations and materials used during the workshops. 

 

We hope you enjoy the day!

 

Please stay in touch with all of the exciting events that are happening at the PDST National Literacy Conference 2016. The Twitter #tag for the PDST Literacy 2016 conference is #LitCon16. @PDST_Ireland , @LiteracyLink1 , and @jcspie will also be providing conference updates before and during the conference. 

 

 
 
KEY NOTE SPEAKER

 

 Dr. Bernadette Dwyer is a lecturer in the education faculty at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University where she specialises in Literacy Studies. Previously a classroom teacher, with over 23 years of teaching experience at the primary level, she has taught in  a varietyof school settings including both Deis and non-Deis contexts. Bernadette has also conducted a range of continuing professional development courses with teachers. Bernadette is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Literacy Association. She is also a past president of the Literacy Association of Ireland. Bernadette is a researcher and author in the areas of digital literacies and disadvantage, online reading comprehension, inquiry-based approaches, and global literacies. Her most recent book publication is Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning. She regularly presents at national, European, and International conferences. She can be contacted at bernadette.dwyer@dcu.ie.

 

 
PROGRAMME OF WORKSHOPS

 

Throughout the day there will be a series of workshops on various aspects of literacy. For further information and presentations relating to each workshop,  please follow the links in the table below.

 

 

You can download a copy of the Conference Programme by clicking here.

 

Workshop Title & Link     Presenters

Wellread Show Case

  Christina Clarke & Claire Matthews

Exploring the Use of JCSP Resources

  Michael O' Riordain
The Student Voice: Reflecting on My Learning   Hazel Gannon & Marie Clynes
Looking at Leading Literacy in Our School   Marie Collins, EImear Harrold, Deborah Harty, Susan McGee & Sherine Prendergast
Supporting Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Student   Gráinne Dennison & Sinéad O' Sullivan 
Creative Writing Beyond the Curriculum    Rebecca Ford
Reading Textbooks: Strategies to support students in accessing their texts   Christina Clarke
The Right Words: Writing for Critical Literacy    Selena Wilkes
Literacy Development Through the Medium of Games   Phil Fox
'Thinking Talk' - Developing students' oral language skills   Claire Matthews
 
 
GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

 

The PDST National Literacy Conference 2016 (University of Limerick) can be easiliy reached by following the directions below.

 

 

The University of Limerick is in Castletroy, about 6 km to Limerick city centre.

 

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Coordinates: Latitude 52.67923 Longitude 8.566299999999956

 

REGISTRATION

 

 

When you arrive at UL please go to Kemmy Business School to register and to enjoy the day's proceedings. Please follow the directions in the map below.

 

 

You can download a copy of this map by clicking here.

 

All PDST National Literacy Conference events will be held in Kemmy Business School and the Robert Schumann building adjacent. Please refer to the Conference Programme for more details.