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Reading for Wellbeing: Implementing reading programs to support student wellbeing

  • 3 May 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via SLANSW Zoom room
  • 50


  • For participants who are not current financial members of SLANSW

    * Price includes GST
  • SLANSW members can attend this online meet-up for free

Reading for Wellbeing: Implementing reading programs to support student wellbeing

In this online meetup Karen Seeneevassen  will present on the benefits offered by reading fiction to support student wellbeing. Karen will provide a review of the current literature in the topic area. She will then provide details of her experience of implementing a reading for wellbeing program, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, student feedback and student learning outcomes. This course is relevant for Primary and Secondary Teacher Librarians.

About Karen Seeneevassen

Karen Seeneevassen is the Vice President Professional Learning for SLANSW. Karen has over 30 years’ experience working in libraries, with the last 15 years spent in the school library context. Karen is currently the Teacher Librarian at Queenwood School for Girls in the Rennie Senior Library. She has extensive experience in the implementation of reading programs for Primary and Secondary students, including book clubs and reading events, as well as reading programs directly related to the curriculum. Karen works closely with teaching colleagues in faculties across the school to deliver programs and services that meet the needs of students and staff.

Suggested Standards addressed by this Online Meet-up

2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

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.

Certificate of participation available via request to:

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.

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