OLA 2017 Calendar of Events

Otago Literacy Association 2017 Timeline

Keep a look out for flyers advertising these events in 2017:


Term 1Ai??

Morning Report:

Dr Alison Davis: Ai??Ai??Book Launch: Teaching Reading Comprehension (2nd ed.)

Wed 2 March, 4.15-6.00pm

Dr Alison Davis: Accelerating achievement in reading: what will this look like in your classroom in 2017?

Thurs 2 March, 9.00-3.00pm

AGM: To be held on Thursday 16 March


Term 2

Mere Whaanga, University of Otago College of Education Writer in Residence:

A KA?rero with Mere, Ai??Thurs 8 June, 4-5pm

Tuhi PAi??rakau/Story Writing / TA? Pikitia/Picture Competition for Early Childhood & Primary Years 1-8, due by Wed 5 July (submit entries to: otagoliteracy@nzla.org.nz)


Term 3

Tuhi PAi??rakau/Story Writing / TA? Pikitia/Picture Competition ai??i?? Prizegiving at College of Education library 4.30pm

Early Childhood event ai??i?? details coming.

NZLA One-day National Conference ai??i?? Sat 30 September, in Hamilton; Mon 2 Oct in Wellington; Wednesday 4 Oct in Christchurch.

Register at: Ai??https://nzla.org.nz Ai??or email: powerofwords2017@gmail.com


Term 4

Speakers to be confirmed.



*Stimulating programme of events offered over the year ai??i?? minimum of 1 event per

term – Fantastic for your Literacy Professional Development.

*Receive 3 copies of Literacy Forum NZ each year.

*Discounted attendance at NZLA events (including National Conference).

*Teachers with up to 6 yearsai??i?? service are eligible for sponsorship to attend National Conference.

*International links to other Literacy organisations e.g. IRA, ALEA

*Applications available for NZLA / OLA members for Research/Travel Scholarships; Literacy Initiative award

*Discounted rates for 1st year teachers and students to OLA events.