News and Information
Dublin Spring Seminar on Enhancing Writing Ability and EGM
Mollie Cura will present on Enhancing Writing Ability: Launching the Writing Workshop at the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9 on Wednesday, March 4th at 4.30 p.m. This will be followed at 6.00 p.m. by a short Emergency General Meeting.
Cork Seminar on Enhancing the Teaching of Literacy
A Literacy Research Symposium on Enhancing the Teaching of Literacy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teachers will be held on Saturday, 7th of February, 2015 at the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, Cork. Please click here for details.
Keynote Address – 38th Annual RAI Conference, September 2014
Click here to view Elizabeth Moje’s keynote address on Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Students to Navigate the Literacy Contexts of School and Life
On January 12th, 2015, the results of the 2014 National Assessments of English Reading and Mathematics were published. The results show strong improvements on reading between national assessments adminstered to pupils in Second and Sixth classes in 2009 and 2014, while targets established in the National Strategy to Improve Liteacy and Numeracy 2011-20 have been achieved already. Click here to download the report.
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.