PDST Wellread National Award

 

 

PDST Wellread National Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ is a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create HEIGHTENED AWARENESS about the importance of creating a CULTURE OF READING in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development.

 

The PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ is an initiative that seeks to involve all relevant stakeholders who impact on student learning including STUDENTS, TEACHERS, ANCILLARY STAFF, PARENTS, BOARD OF MANAGEMENT AND WIDER COMMUNITY in a range of reading and associated activities.

 

It is envisaged that a national award will explicitly foster and nurture a reading culture in your school and will bring about an overall IMPROVEMENT IN STUDENTS' LITERACY SKILLS IN A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY.

 

The PDST 'Wellread National Award' was officially launched by Finian O'Shea PhD to a wonderful buzz of excitement amongst the delegates at the PDST National Literacy Conference that took place in St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra on 18th April. 

 

INFORMATION EVENINGS AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SESSIONS FOR TEACHERS WILL TAKE PLACE IN LOCAL EDUCATION CENTRES FACILITATED BY PDST ADVISORS. 

 

Portfolios 2016

 

To submit your portfolio for award in 2016, please send your portfolios to wellread@pdst.ie or Laois Education Centre, Block Road, Co. Laois (for the attention of Margaret Mary Grant) by May 23rd. We are very much looking forward to seeing them and all of your great work in getting your school community reading! 

 

Share Ideas on Twitter!

 

Schools across the country are sharing some of their Wellread ideas on Twitter by following us @LiteracyLink1 and posting using #PDSTwellread. It's a wonderful way to see what other schools are creating as part of their Wellread journey.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION to be Considered for Award in Autumn 2017 is now closed.

 

Thank you to all schools who registered their school community's intention to be considered for award in Autumn 2017. We have had an exceptionally positive response to this new and exciting initiative and are delighted to be welcoming newly registered schools who want to get involved! 

 

 

 

PDST Literacy, Laois Education Centre, Block Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Phone: 057 867 2400 Email: wellread@pdst.ie