News and Information
RAI Spring Seminars 2014
A Literacy Research Symposium on Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teacher-Researchers will take place on Saturday February 8th 2014 from 9.30am-1.00pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC
A Spring Seminar presented by Jennifer O’Sullivan, Marino Institute of Education and RAI Executive Committee on Phonological Awareness Workshop, will take place on Thursday, 13th February, 2014 from 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. in the Navan Education Centre.
RAI Annual Conference 2013
The 37th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland takes place at the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin on September 26th-28th. The theme of this year’s conference is Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning.
50th UKLA International Conference
50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change
The 50th Annual United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference takes place in the University of Sussex from Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July 2014.
The 50th UKLA International conference will be a special occasion for the United Kingdom Literacy Association and all its members. UKLA will be celebrating 50 years of the Association’s work in literacy education. It will be an occasion to look back but, very importantly, to look ahead to the future. The general theme of the conference provides opportunities to explore and critique the development of literacy teaching over the last 50 years. However, contributors are also invited to bring news of research, scholarship, teaching and innovation in literacy education that will inspire delegates to consider the next 50 years.
Proposals can be submitted on-line here: http://www.ukla.org/conferences/apply. The deadline is 2nd December 2013. For further information please visit: http://www.ukla.org/conferences/event/ukla_50th_international_conference/
Click here for information on Margaret Clark’s new book, which analyses research into literacy from the 1960s until 2014.
The literacy development awards are intended to support the implementation of projects to improve literacy. The deadline for applications for the 2014 awards is June 20th, 2014. Please click here for details and application form.
In July 2014 the National University of Ireland, Maynooth,will host a week long writing institute (July 28-Aug 1st) on campus. The institute draws from the US National Writing Project model and is designed to provide an opportunity for dedicated teachers of writing, from all education levels, to meet, share good practice, and learn more about writing and the teaching of writing. Please click here for details. Click here for application form.
The final seminar in the RAI Spring series takes place at St Patrick’s College, Thurles on Saturday, April 5th. Speakers are Brendan Culligan and Gene Mehigan. Click here for details.
Dr. Mary Shea, Canisius College, New York, will deliver a seminar on Talking to Learn: The Power and Potential of Classroom Discourse at Drumcondra Education Centre, on Monday March 24th at 4.30 p.m.. Please click here for details.