A date for your diary…
Literacy floats on a sea of talk workshop with Dr. Mary Roche in Central Library, Letterkenny
Tuesday the 17th of April – 7 to 8.30pm
Workshop: LITERACY FLOATS ON A SEA OF TALK: PICTUREBOOKS AS AMAZING LANGUAGE LITERACY RESOURCES
In this multimedia presentation, Mary will demonstrate how picturebooks can benefit every teacher who wishes to develop Critical Thinking, Oral Language and Meaning Making in their classroom. Mary will explain how teachers can use these amazing language and literacy resources at whole class, small group and individual level, for developing a collaborative classroom culture in which meaningful social interaction can form the sea upon which readers and writers and thinkers can sail.
Mary Roche PhD: is the author of Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks (Routledge 2015) which received a United Kingdom Literacy Association Academic Book Award. Her ‘Critical Thinking and Book Talk’ (CT & BT) approach has been adopted by the National Council Curriculum Assessment (NCCA). It is currently part of Literacy support materials for the revised language curriculum in Ireland and is a prescribed text in several Initial Teacher Education colleges internationally. Mary supports schools nationally in developing a school plan for using CT&BT. You can follow Mary on Twitter @marygtroche
RSVP to Maureen Kerr, Senior Executive Librarian, Donegal County Library firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 13th of April. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.