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  • Past Events

  • Wed 3rd Feb 2021 — Fri 26th Nov 2021

    HBLA Events 2021

    We are excited to be able to offer a range of great events in 2021. More information coming your way through your email shortly. Have a great year growing kids passion and capability in Literacy.

  • Thu 20th May 2021

    Words build Worlds – Imaginative Play and Literacy Learning

    The session will explore: - Research into play - The power of play in literacy learning - Possible opportunities for incorporating play into programmes (Suitable for teachers of all year levels)

  • Thu 18th Mar 2021

    Nicola Daly: Exploring Māori-English Bilingual Books

    In this workshop we will explore the linguistic landscape of Māori-English bilingual picturebooks, considering their pedagogical power. As we explore the content and layout of these picturebooks and consider the impact of their layout, I hope you will develop awareness of the range of bilingual picturebooks available, develop cultural competencies,…

  • Wed 18th Mar 2020 — Fri 11th Dec 2020

    HBLA Events 2020

    We are pleased to be able to offer you high-quality Professional Development in 2020. Keep an eye on your email for registration details closer to the date.

  • Wed 18th Mar 2020

    Katie Lumsden – Supporting children with dyslexia

    Katie will share specific ways that public libraries can help children with dyslexia and how their families can identify books worth trying so that they too can become a reader. The introduction will be based on scientific research and personal insights. It will cover: An introduction to dyslexia and how…

  • Wed 16th Oct 2019

    The Reading Book Launch Workshop – Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey

    This workshop introduces Sheena and Louise’s new book. The Reading Book aims to support teachers to plan a balanced reading programme that is engaging for students and realistic for teachers. It presents research-based ideas, activities and support material to translate theory into classroom practice. The workshop will cover: A review…


  • HBLA Scholarships 2019

    The Hawke’s Bay Literacy Association is offering sponsorship to 4 teachers in Hawke’s Bay to attend the NZLA Conference in Christchurch.

  • 2019 Events Calendar

    We are proud to offer affordable quality Literacy Professional Development in Hawke's Bay.

  • 2018 Events Calendar

    Here is a programme of events organised by the Hawke's Bay Literacy Association committee throughout the year. Please click on the events tab to register for upcoming events.

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