Registration International ELINET Symposium 2018 is open

International ELINET Symposium 2018 “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation – Inclusion – Equity
You can download the conference programme in color or in black & white.
To register for the conference please visit the symposium page on the Elinet website. Here you can download the registration form and send it to gross-projects[at]web.de until July 12th 2018.

There will be no conference fees. Participants will only have to cover travel and accommodation costs by themselves. We hope to see you all.

ORGANIZER
ELINET Association (European Literacy Policy Network) & University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe, Chair of ELINET Association; University of Cologne, Germany
Viv Bird, ex Chief Executive of Booktrust, UK
Prof. Dr. Patricia Schillings, University of Liège, Belgium
Dr. Sari Sulkunen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Dr. Eufimia Tafa, University of Crete, Greece
Prof. Dr. Renate Valtin, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. William G. Brozo, George-Mason-University, USA
Drs. Jeroen Clemens, Windesheim University for Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Dr. Fabio Nascimbeni, Universidad International de la Rioja, Spain
Dr. George Manolitsis, University of Crete, Greece
Prof. Dr. Gerry Shiel, St. Patrick ́s College Dublin, Ireland

 

Call for papers Literacy Association of Ireland 42nd International Conference

42nd International Conference

Marino Institute of Education, Dublin November 9th-10th 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The theme of this year’s conference is Literacy without Borders

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Professor Peter Afflerbach 9th November (Evening) University of Maryland

LAI invites proposals for papers, workshops and poster presentations for its 42nd annual international conference.

The conference will explore research and practice across a wide range of topics relating to literacy across all educational sectors (early childhood, Primary, Post-Primary, tertiary and educational services).
Cuirtear fáilte faoi leith roimh pháipéir nó cheardlanna i nGaeilge.

DATE (for all presentations) 10th November 2018

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Proposals for papers or workshops (150-300 word abstract) should be submitted by September 14th, 2018, using the proposal form at www.literacyireland.com

Proposals (or queries) should be sent by e-mail to LiteracyIreland@gmail.com
Please watch our website for ongoing updates and follow us on Twitter @LiteracyIRL

Literacy Association of Ireland, c/o Drumcondra Education Centre
St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
LiteracyIreland@gmail.

21st European Conference on Literacy 2019 Call for papers & registration

 

I’m a member of the Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA). We are very pleased to invite you to register for the 21st European Conference on Literacy & the 18th Nordic Literacy Conference  Learning from the Past for the Future: Literacy for All August 4th-7th 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark

Go to the website for more detailed information, sending proposals and for registration. 

You can send a proposal for a presentation or you can register without giving a presentation. But please do consider submitting a proposal for a presentation, so that we can share our knowhow and experiences across country borders, whether you are a teacher, a school leader, a librarian, a researcher or just in general interested in literacy.

Important dates

2018
June 15th : Call for contributions
November 1st : Deadline of submission of abstracts
December 1st : Registration opens for all

2019
February 1st-15th : Letter of acceptance of contributions
May 1st : Latest registration of presenters
May 1st : Latest registration for early birds
August 1st : Latest registration for others than presenters
August 4th – 7th : Conference in Copenhagen

 

 

UNESCO 2018 International Literacy Prizes

UNESCO is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the 2018 International Literacy Prizes. Each year the UNESCO Prizes are organized around a specific theme. This year’s theme is: Literacy and Skills Development.
Details about how to submit an application can be found here. The submission deadline is 17 June 2018

Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 485 projects have been recognized. Laureates include governments, NGOs and individuals from around the world. The Prizes confer both international recognition and a monetary award.
Should you have any questions about the Prizes or submitting an application, please contact: literacyprizes@unesco.org.

With best regards,
The UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Team

Literacy Slam Award at the International ELINET Symposium 2018 and Reminder Call for Proposals

The International Elinet SymposiumJuly 23-24, 2018, Cologne, Germany gets even more interesting. And the deadline for proposals has been extended to April 30th. 
Participate in the Young Researcher´s and Professional´s Literacy Slam competition and win the “Literacy Slam Award 2018” of 1.000 Euro! More info here.
And a Reminder for the Call for Contributions online for the International Elinet Symposium. You can submit your contribution and a brief CV to communication@eli-net.eu  or go tho the website. Please tell your colleagues and friends. Download the programma here

Call for Contributions to International ELINET Symposium 2018 “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation – Inclusion – Equity”.

Call for Contributions to International ELINET Symposium 2018 “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation – Inclusion – Equity” July 23-24, 2018, Cologne, Germany. For more details on programme click here. Please submit your contribution and a brief CV until March, 30 2018 to communication@eli-net.eu

 

Organizer
ELINET Association (European Literacy Policy Network) & University of Cologne.

The two day symposium will offer various opportunities to share ideas and perspectives on current and future literacy issues around participation, inclusion and equity. The symposium strives to produce outcomes in terms of statements on key-questions for the future, and policy statements. Participants are invited to share their research and good practices and to contribute to

1) Thematic Sessions I & II (contribution of 15 minutes, abstract max. 300 words) for the following topics:
I: Early literacy teaching: Skills, teaching practices and professional development. (Chair: Renate Valtin / Eufimia Tafa)
II: Teaching disciplinary literacy in all subjects – new research and practices (Chair: Sari Sulkunnen)
III: “Make every teacher a teacher of literacy” – new approaches in teacher education and professional development. (Chair: Christine Garbe)
IV: The Effective Integration of Migrants into the Education System: challenges and solutions (Chair: Viv Bird)
V: European Education and Lifelong Learning Networks Round Table: exploring a common agenda and future policy messages (Chair: Viv Bird)
VI: Digital Literacy Frameworks: how to equip citizens with needed skills for the 21st Century (Chair: Fabio Nascimbeni)
VII: Language teaching in the digital age (Chair: Jeroen Clemens)
VIII: International Literacy Assessments: Analyzing the results of PIRLS 2016 (Chairs: William G. Brozo / Gerry Shiel)
IX: The Gender Gap in Literacy: How to engage boys? (Chairs: William G. Brozo / Christine Garbe)
Please note that you are free to suggest additional sections to other topics with four or six contributions (60 Minutes or 90 Minutes)!

2) Poster Sessions “Literacy and participation, inclusion and equity” (Abstract max. 250 word) for
a) Literacy Research Projects
b) Good Practice Projects across all age groups
Selected posters will be publicly exhibited for the duration of the symposium and presenters introduce their project to the audience during two parallel poster sessions (one focussing on research, the other one on good practice) in 3 Min presentations on Monday (16.30 – 17.30).

3) Science Slam (Abstract 250 words)
Participate in the Young Researcher ́s and Professional ́s Literacy Slam competition and win the “Literacy Slam Award 2018” of 1.000 Euro! Present a short and appealing contribution on this topic: ‘Facing the challenge of heterogeneous populations and closing the gaps. How can literacy teaching and learning for all improve the lives and opportunities for marginal groups such as migrants and other traditionally excluded groups?’
In this format we invite YOUNG researchers and practitioners to present their (ongoing or completed) research projects or good practice projects on the above topic in a speech or performance of 10 minutes. A jury will rate your performance and the winner will be awarded with 1.000 Euro. All 6 invited speakers will have the opportunity to participate in the subsequent panel about their topics.

Organisers
Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe, Chair of ELINET Association; University of Cologne, Germany
Viv Bird, ex Chief Executive of Booktrust, UK
Prof. Dr. Patricia Schillings, University of Liège, Belgium
Dr. Sari Sulkunen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Dr. Eufimia Tafa, University of Crete, Greece
Prof. Dr. Renate Valtin, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. William G. Brozo, George-Mason-University, Fairfax, VA, U.S
Drs. Jeroen Clemens, Utrecht, Netherlands
Dr. Fabio Nascimbeni, Universidad International de la Rioja, Spain
Dr. George Manolitsis, University of Crete, Greece
Prof. Dr. Gerry Shiel, St. Patrick ́s College, Dublin, Ireland

Location
University of Cologne, Main Campus, Seminar Building, Albertus- Magnus-Platz 1, 50931 Köln
No conference fees are requested, except a small contribution towards catering. Participants will have to cover travel and accommodation costs by themselves.
Accomodation: The organizing team has reserved rooms in different hotels in Cologne which can be booked individually by participants Details will be communicated on the ELINET platform www.eli- net.eu/events/elinet-association- symposium-2018-cologne/
Conference languages: English (in most sections and plenary events), German is possible for some sessions.

Pionier Digitale geletterdheid in het Handboek van Kennisnet

Het Handboek Digitale geletterdheid is op 24 november uitgekomen. Een mooie prestatie van Remco Pijpers en van Kennisnet. Er is geen gedrukte versie (spreekt dit boekdelen?), de digitale versie hier downloaden.
Ik ben trots dat ik genoemd wordt als een Pionier Digitale geletterdheid in hoofdstuk 8 met een mooi interview. En elders in het boek mag ik mijn zegje ook nog doen. De andere twee pioniers zijn Nadia Demaret (schoolleider) over digitale geletterdheid op de vrije school, en de welbekende Patrick Koning (docent mbo) over digitale geletterdheid op het vmbo.

For my English speaking friends. November 24 the Handbook Digital Literacy (Handboek Digitale geletterdheid) was published by Kennisnet, the public organization for Education & ICT. Digital literacy was getting more attention in the last 4 years, but publishing a Handbook by the government is a significant event. A very good accomplishment of Remco Pijpers and colleagues. You can download the digitale version here. There is no printed version available, we are in the digital times 😉
What makes me very proud is to be named as a  Pionieer Digital Literacy. In chapter 8 there is an interview and I’m quoted on several other places in the Handbook. It feels like a reward for working on improving digital literacy for the last decennium. Happy to continue to work with teachers and schools, as a pioneer. There is only a Dutch version of the Handbook. Please brush up you Dutch.

UNESCO International Literacy Day & expertmeeting ‘Literacy in a digital world’

Morgen (8 september) is het International Literacy Day.

Verspreid de informatie. Het is een heel belangrijk doel dat met deze dag bereikt moet worden. Zie hieronder informatie die je kan verspreiden. gebruik je eigen kanalen!
Ik ga naar de bijeenkomst van UNESCO ‘Literacy in a digital world’. Zie ook hier

This year, International Literacy Day (8 September) will be celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. On 8 September, 2017 a global event will be organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, with the overall aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides.
We would like to provide you with relevant information about literacy and encourage you to visit our ILD website to find relevant publications and resources on literacy in relation to this year’s theme. As every year, UNESCO’s library provides special access to all literacy publications, find more information on the ILD webpage.

Fact sheet on literacy from UNESCO Institute for Statistics
As every year, UNESCO Institute of Statistics provide an updated fact sheet on literacy, an e-Atlas and a specially dedicated webpage for International Literacy Day. We also provide direct access through our ILD webpage to these valuable resources.

Anne Godenir RIP

Ton souvenir est comme un livre bien aimé qu’on lit sans cesse et qui jamais n’est refermé
Your memory is like a well-loved book that one reads incessantly and never closes) 

On August 12, 2017 Anne Godenir, died (1964-2017).
We know her as a person who worked very hard to improve adult literacy in the French speaking part of Belgium.
Anne was a good friend, member of IDEC and FELA and the president of theABLF Association belge pour le lecture – section francophone.
On behalf of IDEC & Fela Jeroen Clemens (Netherlands) and Ariana – Stanca Văcăreţu (Romania) attended the funeral and paid respect to the family. From the ABLF Patricia Schillings and several colleagues were there.
We have lost a very dear friend. Anne, you will always be in our minds. Our thoughts are with Xavier, her partner, her children and the family and close friends.

This post is crossposted from the IDEC site, from which I am the webmaster 

10th Anniversary Kigamboni Community Center (KCC) in Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Since 2007, The Kigamboni Community Center (KCC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has been addressing local poverty and health issues by providing quality education to underprivileged children, offering a second chance to those without access to public education.
This year 2017 it’s KCC’s 10 years anniversary. So KCC had its anniversary celebrations from 1-5 of August 2017.

I participated in this event, accompanying Yvonne Welzen, coordinator of one of the sponsors, Wings of Support, I am very glad I was there, KCC does a very good job and organized a great anniversary. Thank you, KCC.

This was the program.

Kigamboni Community Centre founded in the year 2007, up to this year 2017 it’s KCC’s 10 years anniversary. So we will have anniversary celebrations from 1-5 of August 2017.  We’ll do workshops for 70 kids per school, One day workshops for each school. So total 280 kids for 4 schools. Goal is to the raise awareness, and get new recruitments. Also, we anticipate to strengthen the partnership with local schools.
During workshops, KCC groups of former graduates will perform. Lunch and soft drinks to be provided to kids
At the end of each day’s session there will be performances, to show skills acquired and this might reveal new talents.
Each participant will be offered a certificate of participation on the final day of celebration (Saturday 5th). Schools will be offered a certificate. All these activities will be from 1ct of August to 4th of August.

 

 

4th of August evening after the workshops at kcc, there will be Dinner. Fund raising Dinner. Where KCC volunteers, local companies, Organizations, government officials and individuals are invited.

On 5th of August there would be Public Event at Swala fields, We’ll do performance and other displays. Your welcome 🙂