Presented by Gabrielle Mace
This online meetup will provide participants with an insight into developing and embedding a daily leisure reading program in a K-12 school setting, delving into both the challenges and triumphs so far.
During her time at Queenwood, Gabrielle saw a worrying decrease in reading for enjoyment as students moved into middle high school years. This decrease was increasingly seen as ‘the norm’ rather than the exception. As Head of the QLiteracy Committee, she urged the school executive to implement a daily sustained silent reading program for K-12. The presentation included in this online meetup outlines this process, including the lead up and the early implementation of the program.
Gabrielle Mace has been the Head of Library and Information Services at Queenwood School since 2015. She is also the Head of the Queenwood Literacy Committee, or QLiteracy Committee, leading a team which is focused on a number of key literacy initiatives and developing strategies to enhance student’s reading and literacy engagement across K – 11. In this role, she is responsible for leading the current Association of Independent Schools of NSW research project to implement a K - 12 daily reading program.
Suggested Standards addressed by this Online Meet-up
1.2.2 Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
4.2.2 Establish and maintain orderly and workable routines to create an environment where student time is spent on learning tasks.
5.1.2 Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning.
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
7.4.2 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.
About SLANSW Online Meet-Ups
The one-hour meet-ups take place in SLANSW's Zoom Conference Room and include a presentation from a guest speaker, with facilitated discussion between participants. We aim to include Q&A time as a wrap-up of each online meetup.
A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.
Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members. Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.
The one-hour meet-up takes place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room.
Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event, with details to access this online session.