The Future of Reading

Literacy Forum @ the Education Show, NEC Birmingham
Friday 5 March 2010

A major outcome of this forum will be a ‘manifesto’ publication from the National Literacy Association and sponsored by Pearson, giving your views in order to influence perceptions about, and policy for, reading.

09:00 - 10:00
Breakfast, networking and registration
10:00 - 10:15
Opening: Capturing the scene
Professor David Crystal, Author of the Cambridge encyclopedia of the english Language, NLA President
10:15 - 10:45
The landscape for reading
Aidan Chambers, Award-winning writer of novels for children and young adults
10:45 - 11:15
The future for reading?
Chris Meade, The Institute for the future of the Book
11:15 - 12:00
Roundtable 1: Reading in a digital world. Introduction to e-books
Dave Whyley, Wolverhampton e-Services - headteacher consultant for Learning Technologies
12:00 - 12:30
Choosing the right books
Wendy Cooling, Children’s Book Consultant, founder Bookstart Project, NLA Trustee
12:30 - 13:15
Lunch and networking with colleagues and speakers
13:15 - 14:00
Reading real books
Michael Rosen, Author and former Children’s Laureate

14:00 - 15:00
Roundtable 2:
Workshops 1.
Leadership and reading strategy
Tim Boyes, headteacher, Queensbridge School, Birmingham

2. Technology and the future of literacy
Sally McKeown, Consultant, educational
Technology and Special Needs

3. Reading: Promoting identity, culture and heritage
Verna Wilkins, Author and Publisher,
founder of Tamarind Books, NLA Patron

4. Reading for enjoyment KS3
David Wray, Professor of Literacy education, Institute of education, University of Warwick

15:00 - 15:15
Roundup and conclusions

15:15 - 15:30
A unique perspective
Daljit Nagra, Poet and Teacher, Winner of the forward Prize for poetry and Costa Poetry Award

15:30 - 16:30
Join the reading events on The Education Show floor / visit exhibition

Drinks reception for delegates and speakers on show floor, sponsored by Scholastic

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