50 Years of CLPE: The Past, Present and Future of Primary Literacy - Developing Writers and Writer Identity (Day 2)

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15th October, 2022 - 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
Price: £150.00

Join us for CLPE's 50th Birthday Festival Conference. 

Taking place over two days in the autumn term, this exciting event will investigate the teaching of literacy and the key aspects of pedagogy and subject knowledge that CLPE have placed at the heart of their work for fifty years.  

At this important conference we will hear from a range of keynote speakers all looking at the importance of children’s literature, creative practice and reader and writer identity. 

Over the two days our speakers will include Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho and former Children’s Laureates Lauren Child, and Michael Rosen and author Ken Wilson-Max.  We will have keynotes from Farrah Serroukh and Charlotte Hacking as well as practical workshops delivered by CLPE’s Teaching Team and teachers from CLPE Associate Schools. 

Two day conference taking place on 14th and 15th October 2022 

  • Single day tickets - £150 (£120 for members)
  • Two day tickets - £250 (£220 for members)

To attend both days please add the Day 2 Conference (this event) and the Day 1 Conference page to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout. 

Festival Conference Programme Day 2: Developing Writers and Writer Identity through a Book Based Approach to Literacy   

Day Two of our conference will focus on the practical implications around developing creative writers and will give teachers the opportunity to learn the approaches to teaching and learning from CLPE’s EEF evaluated project, proven to support additional progress in children’s writing outcomes, and enabling them to gain greater ideation for writing and self-efficacy as writers. Teachers will be able to explore and experience a wide variety of children’s literature and creative approaches which directly impact on practice and pupil engagement. 

The Power of Pictures: The Role of Picturebooks in Developing Children as Readers and Writers - Ken Wilson-Max 

The Role of Quality Literature in Shaping Writers, from the Reader and the Writer to the Classroom of today - Charlotte Hacking 

Practitioner led workshops showing how a literature based approach works in the classroom (choose one workshop to attend each day) 

  • Book Based approach to Literacy 

  • Power of Pictures  

  • Reflecting Realities in the Classroom 

  • The Foundations of Early Literacy 

The Power of Poetry to Support Creative Writing – Michael Rosen 

Lunch is provided and there will be opportunities to purchase books and to have them signed by the authors. 

CLPE is an independent charity. When you purchase a conference place you are helping to support our work, helping us to keep our resources free and to ensure that all schools benefit from quality children’s literature at the very heart of learning.