The European Literacy Trail at 20th European Conference on Literacy

The European collaboration goes way back. This is the 20the European Conference on Literacy, so 40 years of networking for literacy. Since the European associations organized all these conferences each organisation wrote a report about their history. Look at the reports at  the history of each the associations. And we made a beautiful poster out of this. Look at it and marvel.

 

 

The International Literacy Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe 2017

The International Literacy Association Award

for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe 2017

is presented to

Snježana Berak

for an original idea

Croatian prison reading program for parents and children

submitted by the Croatian Reading Association
2 July 2017 at the 20th European Literacy Conference in Madrid, Spain

Doug Fisher   President  International Literacy   Association
Renate Valtin Chairperson International Development in Europe Committee

Justification:
“It is an innovative, long-lasting project in a difficult field, developing literacy skills for children with special needs, and giving excellent examples of national networking. The project impressed due to its combination of methods, clear outcomes and … Continue reading

History European Associations IDEC

 

 

 

 

In two weeks the 20th European Conference on Literacy starts in Madrid.  We are very proud of this.

Since the European associations organized all these conferences we decided at our last meeting to write a 2 page report about the history of each the associations.
If you are interested in our history, you can read the historical overviews here.  We are very interested in your comments.
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Election of Bernadette Dwyer as Vice President of ILA

From a international, European, perspective we are very happy for the election of Bernadette Dwyer from Ireland as the new Vice President of the ILA.
I, a long standing IDEC member, have not discussed this yet with the other IDEC members and so write this as a private person, but I’m sure I’m not the only one, who feels this way.
Jeroen Clemens

Let me know and write a comment.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS Literacy Association of Ireland 41st International Conference

Literacy Association of Ireland
41st International Conference
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin
October 5th-6th 2017

LAI invites proposals for papers, workshops and poster presentations for its 41st annual international conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Perspectives on Literacy: Bringing voices together.
The conference will explore research and practice across a wide range of topics relating to literacy across all educational sectors (early childhood, Primary, Post-Primary, tertiary and educational services).
Cuirtear fáilte faoi leith roimh pháipéir nó cheardlanna i nGaeilge.

DATE (for all presentations)                    6th October 2017
KEYNOTE SPEAKER                                PJ Lynch. Children’s Laureate, Illustrator, Author

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
Proposals for papers or workshops (150-300 … Continue reading

Conference Literacy in the digital Age Vilnius 20.01.17

On Januari, 20 we had the Conference Literacy in the digital Age at the Lithuania National Library in Vilnius, Lithuania. We will put as many presentations as possible here to look at and to download. Come back to check if there are any additions.

CONFERENCE: LITERACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2017
The Lithuania National Library, Vilnius

 

9.00-10.00       Registration
10.00-12.00     Plenary session (simultaneous translation).
Chair: Daiva Penkauskienė

20th European Conference on Literacy 2017 Call for papers extended

Schermafdruk 2016-06-20 12.14.41 As President of Spanish Reading and Writing Association (AELE), I am pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 in Madrid, Spain, to be open until December, 18, 2016.
For specific information about XX European Conference, see http://aelemadrid2017.com/en/xx-european-conference/
This edition of European Conference, with the main theme “Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st. Century“, will be held  on July, 3–6. As organizers, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event by submitting projects, experiences and other theoretical or practical contributions on literacy as “moving target”.
The AELE team inform that this European Conference takes place in parallel with a new edition of … Continue reading

3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference Key notes & Presentations

Update 15-11-2016 The 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference was a great succes. We will share experiences and photos later. In this blog we will share key notes and some of the presentations. Please download and read. Comments are very welcome.
More than 80 presentations you can find on the site of the organisers, FINRA. Further on you can see a few examples.

  • Key Note Sari Sulkunen  Literacy – Action for the future
  • Key Note Bill Brozo Leaving No Boy Behind: Empowering Struggling and Disengaged Male Readers
  • Bill Brozo Renate Valtin Sari Sulkunen ELINET: Promoting Best Practices and Policies in Literacy across Europe
  • Ariana-Stanca Văcărețu Romania  Literacy Projects Romanian RWCT Association
  • J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers.
  • J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada  Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young … Continue reading
  • ILA Research Panel featured research session on Dyslexia

    Schermafdruk 2016-07-17 14.22.45Dyslexia and the growing influence of dyslexia-organizations is a matter of concern in the US.

    The official program says: “In this session, two distinguished scholars, one from the United States and one from Germany, will present their perspectives on research relating to dyslexia. Professor Donna Scanlon has done systematic research on children’s reading development and difficulties, particularly dyslexia, for over 35 years and through over $22 million of research grants. ILA has awarded her the Albert J. Harris Award for her research. Professor Renate Valtin is president of the German Society for Reading and Writing. She is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame and winner of ILA’s William S. Gray Citation … Continue reading

    Call for Project ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!

    Call for Project ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!
    Dear Madam,
    Dear Sir,Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling skills challenges? Does it align with the priorities of the New Skills Agenda for Europe?
    Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Skills will be key in 2017!

    Pin down Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2016 in your agenda! You will get a unique insight in the Commission’s new priority on skills in the 2017 Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programme and meet European partners for your project idea.

    Find European partners for your next project on tackling … Continue reading