We have recently announced our online CLPL for the new term. To register your place, follow the link to Eventbrite below and complete your booking:
- Book discovery for primary schools (Great Scots) - Thursday 27 January, 4.30pm
- First Minister's Reading Challenge Shared Practice Showcase - Wednesday 9 February, 4.30pm
- Introducing creative writing in schools - Thursday 24 February, 4.30pm
- Book discovery for secondary schools (Resilience) - Thursday 3 March, 4.30pm
- Entering a submission to First Minister's Reading Challenge - Thursday 24 March, 4.30pm
If you would like to hear our recommendations of some great new books for children and young people, plus ideas for how to use them in the classroom, join us on Twitter for #ChildrensBookChat on Wednesday 9 March at 8pm.
What to expect
We are currently delivering all of our training through Zoom and Teams, and we publish recordings of all sessions shortly afterwards. Our sessions focus on a range of topics.
Build a reading culture in your school
This session explores how you and your colleagues can work together to make reading for pleasure a top priority across the whole school. It includes real life examples from schools across Scotland, and top tips for using the First Minister's Reading Challenge and other Scottish Book Trust programmes to support your work.
Build a reading culture in your classroom
This session for primary teachers will help you to take the first steps towards building a reading culture by nurturing a love of reading within your classroom, and includes real life examples and guidance for using Scottish Book Trust programmes for support.
These sessions are a great way to discover new books to share with your school, library or community group on a particular theme - the perfect setting to connect with other learning professionals and share recommendations.
If you're returning to the Reading Challenge this year, this session can help you sustain your progress and build on it with some new and creative ideas from previous winners and other participants.