Press Release International ELINET Symposium Köln

I hope to see you July 23 in Cologne on the International Elinet Symposium. I will be the co-chair Digital Literacy. Please share the press release with your friends and colleagues.
Tot ziens in Keulen op 23 juli op de interessante conferentie van Elinet, waar ik co-chair Digital Literacy mag zijn. Deel deze oproep met je vrienden en collega’s.  

Press Release (download press release in PDF in English or German)
The European Literacy Policy Network Association organizes the second International ELINET Symposium: “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation – Inclusion – Equity” on 23./24. July at University of Cologne

“Literacy is an essential prerequisite for all kinds of learning and human development. It enables people to live full and meaningful lives, and to contribute towards the enrichment of the communities in which we live. By literacy we mean the ability to read and write at a level whereby individuals can effectively understand and use written communication in all media (print or electronic), including digital literacy. In the knowledge-based societies of the 21st Century, the rapid spread of new technologies and a constantly changing work environment, literacy learning is no longer limited to childhood and adolescence but must be recognised as a lifelong need and requirement.

In Europe one in five 15-year-olds and nearly 55 million adults lack basic literacy skills. Not only does this make it difficult for them to find a job, it also increases their risk of poverty and social exclusion, limiting opportunities for cultural and civil participation, lifelong learning and personal growth. The European Commission recognises that there has been little improvement in literacy in the last 15 years. The two day symposium will offer various opportunities to share ideas and perspectives on current and future literacy issues around participation, inclusion and equity.” (From the Call for Proposals)

 

 Participation is free. Registration until 16th of July 2018.
More information on www.eli-net.eu

ELINET (the “European Literacy Policy Network”) sees itself as a think tank and coordinator of a European literacy policy. The network was founded in February 2014 and financed for two years with three million euros from the European Commission.

Under the coordination of University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe, Institute for German Language and Literature II), the project brought together 80 partners from 28 European countries involved in literacy projects and research, including: existing literacy networks, associations and organizations (such as UNESCO), education ministries, foundations, non-governmental organizations, research centers and teacher education institutions. A central European Literacy Platform has been set up at www.eli-net.eu , where thirty Literacy Country Reports, over 100 good practice examples and many tools and recommendations for reading and writing promotion, awareness raising and fundraising have been made available. All information is available free of charge.

Following international conferences in Vienna (2014), Budapest (2015) and Amsterdam (2016) as well as the first International Symposium in Madrid (2017), the network is now giving its first glimpse into its work in Germany. During two days, over 80 contributors from 20 countries will present their research and practice projects on “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation, Inclusion and Equity”. As in the project period, ELINET is also keen to present examples of good practice and relevant educational programs in the field of reading and writing for all age groups; we will pass on international impulses to nationally and regionally active researchers and practitioners. The conference language is English.

The aim of the symposium is to draw attention to the great challenges of the 21st century in securing a basic standard of literacy for all citizens of Europe and to present ways of tackling this challenge. The symposium provides a platform for exchange among educational policy makers, researchers and practitioners on the effective development of European, national and regional literacy programmes.

The opening lectures on both days will focus on Literacy and language learning in multilingual European societies (Kristina Cunningham, EU Commission, Brussels) and on Literacy, citizenship and digital technology – policy perspectives and practices in Europe and beyond (Janice Richardson, International Advisor for Literacy, Luxembourg).

  • Thematic sections will be offered to the following topics:
    Language, literacy and professional development in preschool education
  • Teaching disciplinary literacy in all subjects – new research and practices
  • Digital literacy policies and frameworks
  • The gender gap in literacy: How to engage boys?
  • Adult literacy programmes. New practices and perspectives
  • Instructional methods in early literacy teaching
  • Make every teacher a teacher of literacy: New approaches in teacher education and professional development
  • Digital literacy and language teaching.

Furthermore, there will be a research poster session and three sections with examples of good practice. In two round table discussions, international experts will discuss the topics “Literacy policies in Europe – examples of successful national programs” and “International literacy assessments – implications for literacy curriculum development and policy“.

Detailed abstracts and biographical information on the speakers can be found on the ELINET website: http://www.eli-net.eu/events/elinet-association-symposium-2018-cologne/ , where you can also download the entire program.

Registration (for catering and network participation) is open until 16 July; there are no participation fees and participation in individual events is possible without registration.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe, Universität zu Köln  Christine.garbe@uni-koeln.de

 

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

 

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

 

 

Brussel: HSN Conferentie 2018. Nog maar een dag voor indienen voorstel

De HSN conferentie vindt dit jaar plaats in Brussel op 16 en 17 november. Zie informatie op de site van de HSN.
Ruim twee maanden geleden heb ik hier een Call for Papers voor de HSN-conferentie 2018 gepubliceerd. De deadline is 21 maart 2018. Dat is morgen.
Ik ben weer (mede)kolomleider voor de stroom Innovatie/ Digitale geletterdheid.  Het enthousiasme vanuit Nederland laat te wensen over. Je hebt nog een dag om je voorstel in te dienen. Doe het via dit formulier!
Neem contact met mij op als je nog vragen of wensen hebt. Of je voorstel wordt overgenomen door de programmacommissie is van een aantal factoren afhankelijk.

HSN Conferentie Onderwijs Nederlands Programma online

Inmiddels is het programma voor de 31ste HSN Conferentie Onderwijs Nederlands (24 en 25 november 2017 in Zwolle) op de website geplaatst. Ga voor de meest recente informatie naar de website van de HSN. Zie het mooie programma en bedenk welke workshops je wil bezoeken. Het worden twee leerzame dagen. Een must voor de professionele docent, die het onderwijs Nederlands nog beter wil maken. Kom naar Zwolle.
Bedankt, alle collega’s die zich al hebben ingeschreven. Er zijn nog een paar plaatsen open, je kan je nog inschrijven.

De conferentie HSN-31  beoogt alle leeromgevingen aan bod te laten komen waarin Nederlands geleerd wordt: basisschool, secundair onderwijs op alle niveaus (vwo, havo, (v)mbo, resp. aso, bso, kso, tso), hogeschool/universiteit en lerarenopleidingen. Wij hebben een tachtigtal presentaties / workshops kunnen plaatsen in de parallelle programmakolommen. Ik ben, samen met mijn Vlaamse collega Jordi Casteleijn, verantwoordelijk voor de kolom Innovatie en digitale geletterdheid

  • Basisonderwijs
  • Lerarenopleiding basisonderwijs
  • Taalvaardigheden 12 – 18 jaar
  • Lerarenopleiding Secundair/Voortgezet Onderwijs
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Mbo (Bso/Tso)
  • Nederlands in een meertalige context
  • Innovatie en digitale geletterdheid
  • Taalbeschouwing
  • Leesbevordering
  • Literatuuronderwijs
  • Taal- en letterkunde

 

Onderwijsproject Verborgen Familieverleden ook interessant voor de pers

Het onderwijsproject Verborgen Familieverleden van Ferdi Schrooten en mij krijgt steeds meer aandacht van de lokale pers, zowel van dagbladen als van televisie. Zie eerdere blogs over dit onderwijsproject hier en hier.
Betekenisvol onderwijs en koppeling met onderzoeksvaardigheden, onlinegeletterdheid/ digitale geletterdheid, schrijven en persoonlijkheidsvorming is interessant, en niet alleen voor leraren.

Ook de televisie heeft belangstelling. Op 20 april kwam NH TV/ Media op bezoek om het Scholengemeenschap Huizermaat in Huizen voor een item over de lesmodule ‘Verborgen Familieverleden’. Ze hebben daarbij een leerling geïnterviewd die onderzoek had gedaan naar zijn grootvader die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog zowel aan de goede als aan de verkeerde kant had gestaan. NT TV heeft opnamen gemaakt op school, maar gaat ook, samen met de leerling praten met de familie. Dit item wordt gemaakt in de aanloop naar 4&5 mei op tv.

In de schrijvende pers staan artikelen in de Gooi en Eemlander en in het Nieuwsblad voor Huizen.

Gooi en Eemlander

 

 

European Conference on Literacy Madrid: July 3-6

Please attent the 20th European Conference of Literacy, with the main theme “Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st. Century“.

As organizers, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event.
The AELE team informs that this European Conference takes place in parallel with a new edition of Ibero-american Forum “Literacy and Learning” to improve the communication node between cultures and the exchange of experiences and research knowledge.
For specific information about XX European Conference, the link is: http://aelemadrid2017.com/en/xx-european-conference/  The schedule is already online . And I will be there too, as a ‘highlighted rapporteur’. Topic: Literacy in a digital age: an interesting and big challenge for (language) teachers.

 

 

Vilnius, Conference Literacy in the digital Age

Op 20 januari 2017  was ik aanwezig op de Conferentie Literacy in the digital Age in the Lithuania National Library in Vilnius, Litouwen en mocht daar een keynote geven. Hier deel ik de presentaties. Zie de links. Kom regelmatig terug voor de aanvullingen.

CONFERENCE: LITERACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2017
The Lithuania National Library, Vilnius

10.00-12.00     Plenary session (simultaneous translation)Chair: Daiva Penkauskienė

12.00-12.30     Coffee break

12.30-14.00     PARALLEL SESSIONS

I. Literacy and special needs education: different approaches and perspectives. Moderator Rūta Kačkutė 

II. Reading promotion in the Digital Age. Moderator Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

  • Juli-Anna Aerila. Helping children enjoy reading.
  • Silvija Tretjakova. Reading Promotion in Latvia: developing a comprehensive multi-level literacy program.
  • Natalya Kurikalova. Education and reading programs for children undergoing long-time treatment in hospitals.

 III. Literacy in the changing world: challenges and opportunities. Moderator Valentina Dagienė

  • Veronika Rot Gabrovec. Did the earth move for you too? Digital (non)natives, and multimodal folk tales.
  • Elizabeth Broad. Interactive text:  distraction, engagement and understanding.
  • Ana Tymcuk How to help immigrants with Literacy

IV. Teaching Literacy in All Content Area and Life Long Learning. Moderator Daiva Penkauskienė

V. Literacy Teacher Education: effective practices. Moderator Žydronė Žukauskaitė-Kasparienė

 14.00-15.00
Lunch
15.00-16.00
Stand session and coffee
16.00-17.00
Closing session. Introduction Ann-Sofie Selin
Dr. William G. Brozo Boys’ Media as a Resource in Their Own Literacy Development

 

Call for papers XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 Date Extended

Schermafdruk 2016-06-20 12.14.41As President of Spanish Reading and Writting Association (AELE), I am pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 in Madrid, Spain, to be open now to be open until December, 18, 2016.

This edition of European Conference, with the main theme “Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st. Century“, will be held on July, 3 – 6. As organizers, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event by submitting projects, experiences and other theoretical or practical contributions on literacy as “moving target”.

The AELE team inform that this European Conference takes place in parallel with a new edition of Ibero-american Forum “Literacy and Learning” to improve the communication node between cultures and the exchange of experiences and research knowledge.

The website of both events with all information is www.aelemadrid2017.com

For specific information about XX European Conference, the link is: http://aelemadrid2017.com/en/xx-european-conference/

We are looking forward to your contributions for ORAL PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, SYMPOSIUMS, ROUND TABLES and WORKSHOPS. Please, see specific information of each type of contribution.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers or the conference as such, please let us know in european.conference.madrid2017@gmail.com

We are looking forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Madrid – 2017, as a speaker and/or a participant!

Kind regards from Spain,

Estela D´Angelo

Key notes & Presentations 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference

Ik ben lid van de IDEC (ook vertegenwoordiger van Nederlands daarin) en Fela (idem). In Augustus was ik op de 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference in Turku, Finland. Ik deel even een blog dat ik heb geschreven voor de IDEC-site. Een eerste reeks key-notes en presentaties. Zie het origineel op de IDEC site, dat nog zal worden aangevuld.

The 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference was a great succes. We will share experiences and photos later. In this blog we will share key notes and some of the presentations. Please download and read. Comments are very welcome.
This post is under construction. More presentations will follow. Please come back regularly.

  1. William G. Brozo Leaving No Boy Behind: Empowering Struggling and Disengaged Male Readers
  2. Sari Sulkunen Literacy – Action for the future
  3. Ariana-Stanca Văcărețu Literacy Projects Romanian RWCT Association
  4. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers.
  5. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers. List of Literature
  6. Jeroen Clemens Literacy in a digital age: a challenge for language teachers.
  7. Guðmundur B. Kristmundsson How can literacy education prepare young people for becoming an active independent citizen?
  8. William G. Brozo Renate Valtin Sari Sulkunen ELINET: Promoting Best Practices and Policies in Literacy across Europe
  9. Arne Trageton Creative digital writing (6-10 year olds) Writing to Read 1999 – 2016