Deadline: 29th of August 2013; 12:00
More information you can find on the European Commission website. Most of the following text comes from this EU page.
The High Level Group (HLG) of experts in the field of literacy published its final report in September 2012. Renate Valtin and Greg Brooks, members of IDEC and FELA are members of this group. More information you find here.
In November 2012 the Education ministers adopted Council Conclusions on Literacy. They endorse the main messages from the HLG Literacy report and invite the Commission to establish a European network of literacy organisations.
The European Commission wants to support the establishment of one European policy network to raise awareness, gather and analyse policy information, exchange policy approaches, good practice and promising campaigns and initiatives to … Continue reading
The 18th European Conference on Reading! Jönköping, Sweden, August 6-9, 2013
Go for more information on the European Conference on Reading 2013 to the Conference Page
Update 07/05/13 concerns Travel to Jönköping
The first preliminary programme will be on SCIRA’s website soon
Update (22/03/13) concerns registration fee
You can download the Program outline European Conference on Reading 2013 here or on the conference page.
We keep you informed.
The theme of this year’s conference is Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning.
The 37th RAI Annual International Conference takes place in the Marino Institute of Education, Dublin from September 26th -28th 2013.
This year’s keynote speakers are Catherine Snow, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Robert Dunbar, Children’s book critic and Former Head of English in CICE.
For more information download the Call for papers RAI conference 2013
We decided in our Glasgow meeting to use Dropbox to share documents. For that I made a Dropbox folder for IDEC. I will invite you to share this folder. So look in you email box for this invitation. If you didn’t get one today, please contact me.
To share documents, using Dropbox, you have to download Dropbox, and then you will have a dropbox folder on your computer. This folder will synchronize with the online Dropbox folder automatically so you will be in sync all the time. It will become an ordinary folder on your harddrive, which you can use. If you use the link below, it will be quite easy to do this. Here you can find the Help files for Dropbox. But, If you need more help, let me know.
If you don’t have a Dropbox already please use this link http://db.tt/I9XnHlo to download Dropbox or the … Continue reading
At the Glasgow meeting we spoke shortly about the PIRLS 2011 country results.
You may download the whole international report or single chapters from http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2011/international-results-pirls.html
No surprise that Finland (together with Russia) is on the top of the european countries.
Kind regards from Berlin. Renata
Take a look at INNOVATE13. Designed to capture the collective learning of Innovate 2013. Grow your ideas here. The physical conference will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month (January 19-21, 2013) While there will be educators physically traveling to Sao Paulo, you can attend virtually. I will be there and I hope to meet a lot of you too.
Virtual Participants: No travel costs are involved, NO registration fees are required. Make a commitment to
- mark your calendar to be able to participate. January 19-21, 2013
- find a dedicated “conference attendance” time. Use that time to read through the Twitter stream/hashtag, Ning activities generated through the conference, resources being shared.
- ACTIVELY participate versus PASSIVELY consuming information. Contribute resources, your own perspective, thoughts and experience.
- make strategic connections with physical attendees.
In September 2012, the Global Affairs Division of IRA published a new volume on Action Research: a-practical-guide-to-action-research-for-literacy-
Renate valtin asked us to help.
Dear IDEC-members, dear friends and colleagues. In the meantime you all have received the Report of the High Level Group of Experts, established by the EU-commission, were Greg and Renate were members. Here is again the link to this document. http://ec.europa.eu/education/literacy/index_en.htm You will notice that in the report there are some projects and best-practice-examples of different nations. In the document three broad categories are differentiated: (1) creating a literate environment, (2) quality of education and (3) participation and inclusion. Each of these categories has only a limited number of practical examples and could be enriched by more examples.
Because of the scope of the report only a few examples have been included. I think it is a good idea to collect and document more projects and positive examples. In agreement with Meeli and people from the European Commission in Brussels I would like … Continue reading
ScoopIt is a tool to share knowledge. It looks great and it’s easy to share new information.
For FELA and IDEC it’s a new way to collaborate. I started a ScoopIt for FELA / IDEC.
Go to the FELA / IDEC ScoopIt and suggest interesting information to add. It’s easy to use.
We can work together to improve our knowledge. Start now !
We are happy to inform that Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy is affiliated to IRA. Congratulations and best wishes to the association and thanks to all who were involved into the process.
Rūta Elijošaitytė and Rūta Kačkutė where the main engines. Global Affairs and Pehr Olof Rönnholm provided instrumental guidance. Special thanks to Amy Kuchner for constant and efficient support.
We are looking for a success of Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy in IRA and IDEC family.
We are looking for more groups in European countries following Lithuanian example in establishing and affiliation process.