Sunday, June 10, 2012

Red Dot 2012-2013 Long Lists Announced

The Red Dot Awards Committee has decided on the Red Dot book long-list for 2012-2013.  We'd love for people to read the books and let us know what they think about them.  An easy way to do that is to add your reviews to your Goodreads account (if you have one).

Click here to see our ISLN Goodreads bookshelves, where the long-lists are identified -- or click on the individual shelf links below.

In August the Committee will meet and discuss the long-list titles -- and will announce the shortlist for 2012-2013 in September.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Red Dot Readers at Lycee Francais de Singapour

Recently LFS celebrated their students' involvement in the ISLN Red Dot Awards with their own awards ceremony.
Individual and Class awards were enthusiastically received amid much excitement. The children shared poetry, reflections and songs inspired by the themes explored in their favourite Red Dot 2012 books. Congratulations to Daniele Weiler and the teachers at LFS for inspiring such enthusiasm for reading in their students.

Hands On Literacy - Call for Papers

Hands on Literacy 2012. Call for papers.

The call for papers for Hands on Literacy 2012 has been  announced.
The conference will be held at the Australian International School on Saturday November 17th and will feature internationally renowned educators and innovators,  
Joyce Valenza and Judy O'Connell.

Proposals for papers and workshops may be submitted until July 31st at

This professional development day is aimed at educators from across all curriculum areas, thus reflecting the important role literacy has across a school.

Proposed workshop themes include:

v Digital Literacy (e.g. Web 2.0 Tools, Social Software, iPads & iPods, e-learning)

v Engaging with print (e.g. Engaging readers, phonics, Literacy Circles, teen fiction)

v Visual Literacy & The Arts (e.g. Drama, Graphic Novels, knockout displays)

v Research and Inquiry (e.g., Information Literacy & the Inquiry Cycle, Note-taking)

v Librarianship (e.g. collection development, information literacy, e-books)

These themes will be explored for early years, elementary, middle school and high school students.