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 focus on specific target groups. Children who are in contact with their parents-detainees (through literacy activities) are at a lower risk of developing undesirable behaviour, and they experience smaller stress of separation from the absent parent. By listening to their parents’ reading, the children can develop reading skills and thus succeed at school. The program also has a preventive role for a parent prisoner because the prisoner who managed to retain (or develop) a close relationship with his/her child during imprisonment shows a lower risk of repeating crime after release. The Prison Reading Program contributes to the rehabilitation of the whole family. Through the project the prison staff also get a chance to learn about the importance of literacy as a means of communication, and the staff can use this kind of knowledge in their work with many inmates”.

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

12.00-12.30     Coffee break
12.30-14.00     PARALLEL SESSIONS

I. Literacy and special needs education: different approaches and perspectives. Moderator Rūta Kačkutė 

II. Reading promotion in the Digital Age. Moderator Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

  • Juli-Anna Aerila. Helping children enjoy reading.
  • Silvija Tretjakova. Reading Promotion in Latvia: developing a comprehensive multi-level literacy program.
  • Natalya Kurikalova. Education and reading programs for children undergoing long-time treatment in hospitals.

 III. Literacy in the changing world: challenges and opportunities. Moderator Valentina Dagienė

  • Veronika Rot Gabrovec. Did the earth move for you too? Digital (non)natives, and multimodal folk tales.
  • Elizabeth Broad. Interactive text:  distraction, engagement and understanding.
  • Ana Tymcuk How to help immigrants with Literacy

IV. Teaching Literacy in All Content Area and Life Long Learning. Moderator Daiva Penkauskienė

V. Literacy Teacher Education: effective practices. Moderator Žydronė Žukauskaitė-Kasparienė

14.00-15.00
Lunch
15.00-16.00
Stand session and coffee

16.00-17.00
Closing session. Introduction Ann-Sofie Selin
Dr. William G. Brozo Boys’ Media as a Resource in Their Own Literacy Development

 

 

 

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.


  1. Key Note Sari Sulkunen  Literacy – Action for the future
  2. Key Note Bill Brozo Leaving No Boy Behind: Empowering Struggling and Disengaged Male Readers

  1. Bill Brozo Renate Valtin Sari Sulkunen ELINET: Promoting Best Practices and Policies in Literacy across Europe
  2. Ariana-Stanca Văcărețu Romania  Literacy Projects Romanian RWCT Association
  3. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers.
  4. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada  Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers. List of Literature
  5. Jeroen Clemens Netherlands Literacy in a digital age: a challenge for language teachers.
  6. Guðmundur B. Kristmundsson Iceland How can literacy education prepare young people for becoming an active independent citizen?
  7. Petra Mikeln Slovenia Booking around: My favourite literary character
  8. Arne Trageton Creative digital writing (6-10 year olds) Writing to Read 1999 – 2016
  9. Suvi Sankinen Learning to read in Finnish