National Association for the Teaching of English Primary Matters Conference
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The National Association for the Teaching of English’s first conference exclusively for those teaching English in Primary!
The NATE annual conference is now in its 53rd year and has long been regarded as “the highlight of the year for anyone involved in the teaching of English.” The conference has brought together all those teaching English, in whatever sector, from those teaching children in their Early Years, right through to those working in Higher Education.
However, there is so much happening in Primary education at the moment, so many issues and changes affecting pupils in those crucial years, that the National Association for the Teaching of English is holding a special one-day conference, especially for those involved in teaching children aged 4-11. And to make sure that the event is affordable to as many as possible, Early-Bird Discount Places are available (to NATE Members only) until 16 September 2016. Until then the cost will be £175.00 and thereafter, the normal delegate price of £225 will apply. A rate of £245 will apply for non-members. That’s quality, inspirational CPD at very modest prices.
Internationally renowned author, and Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, Michael Rosen will open the day, with his unique blend of humour and insight. Sarah Hubbard, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate Lead for English, will also be speaking, providing her perspective on the teaching of English and Literacy. There’s a range of workshops for delegates to choose from, covering everything from engaging your pupils with performance poetry to assessing reading and writing without levels. Ros Wilson, the inventor of “Big Writing” will be there to dispel any myths about this widely used strategy, and to demonstrate what good practice really looks like. Into Film will also be present to show how film, the most inclusive and accessible of art media, can be used to boost literacy skills. There’s practical sessions too on using drama to develop reading and writing; strategies to broaden children’s vocabulary; techniques to develop inference; and ways of tackling difficult issues through picture books. All this, plus an extensive exhibition of resources for teaching English and literacy... and a prize draw!
NATE’s first Primary Matters Conference will be at De Vere Colmore Gate Conference Centre in Birmingham on 25th November 2016. Don’t miss out, book your place now!
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