A March update from Manawatu

The National Literacy Association 2018 Conference , Literacy Landscapes, October 3-5 in Palmerston North will offer a simply outstanding mix of keynotes and workshops – featuring a diverse range of current issues and key trends in literacy education .
Presenters’ backgrounds include : International research in digital literacy ( Dr. Bernadette Dwyer ): Merging interventions and collaborative leadership ( Prof. Janet Gaffney): Neuroscience implications for everyday practice ( Nathan Wallis): Culturally responsive literacy practice ( Rae Si ‘ilata) :Children as recreational readers ( Rob Southam )

Many educators will recognise NZ’s own Professor Peter Johnston – (Prof. Emiterus ,University of Albany NY , Reading Hall of Fame ) author of “ Choice Words” which has been honoured by Literacy Research Association as having “ demonstrably and positively influenced literacy teaching in classrooms..”
Opportunities continue for inspiration by Lit Quiz founder Wayne Mills: one of NZ most recognisable picture book creators : in depth time with 6 more NZ authors: and motivational speaker Suzy Johnston .

This is an impressively robust professional development event with sessions for all -for more information – see National Literacy Association website.