Free North East Literacy Conference

By Rachel Hayward | 09 November 2010
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On Friday December 3, 2010 at Bede’s World in Jarrow, the North East Regional Museums Hub has a free, day-long conference exploring writing and storytelling in museums.

This conference for teachers and museum and archive educators will showcase the work taking place in the North East which supports literacy development both in and out of school.

Keynote speaker Sue Palmer, independent consultant and writer, and former headteacher, will be exploring imaginative cross-curricular approaches to writing.

There will be a chance to learn more about Exploring Literacy through Museums, the successful writing project which has resulted in 75% of participating pupils raising their National Curriculum writing levels.

A range of case studies and workshops from around the region will also provide practical ideas.

For further details and to book a place contact the Hub Learning Team by email or telephone them on (0191) 263 9860.

Click on the link for more information on literacy and literature events taking place round the country between October 2010 and January 2011, and supported by MLA Strategic Commissioning Workforce Skills - CPD and Learning Links.

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