March 9

2012 National Year of Reading: CBCA activities

Just a quick reminder from Jackie Hawkes about some of the Children’s Book Council activities that may help your NYoR efforts and involvement

AAA- Anticipate, Appreciate, Applaud – Tuesday April 3
Lead up to the announcements of the short listed books for Book Week 2012 – Champions Read. Nadia Wheatley as keymnote speaker, panel of personal overviews of possible short list books in each Book Week category.
nsw.cbca.org.au/nswtriplea.htm

Maurice Saxby lecture – in honour of the amazing contributions of Maurcie Saxby in relation to Australian children’s literature – a lecture will be held at the State Library – Tuesday May 1
nsw.cbca.org.au/userfiles/file/NSW/2012/saxby%20flyer.pdf

Writing Master Classes for teens – give your students’ talents a real chance to progress
29 March – What makes a short story? – Anthony Eaton
30 April – Write like a professional – Michael Pryor
23 July – “If I chance to talk a little wild” – Tony Thompson
5 November – The ultimate challenge – Ursula Dubosarsky
nsw.cbca.org.au/nswwritingm.htm

ALOUD Program enables schools to have authors visit schools for literature based activities
nsw.cbca.org.au/userfiles/file/NSW/2011/Aloud%20Information%20page%202011.doc

Frustrated Writer’s programs – to help unpublished authors gain mentoring to develop their writing. The target audeince for works must be children, and includes writer categories for adults (aged over 20), young adult (aged 15-20) and Juniors (aged under 15). Closing date for entries June 1, 2012.
nsw.cbca.org.au/FW2011.htm

Stories on Screen (primary schools) – students will select an Australian children’s picture book or adapt a favourite traditional story to give it an Australian feel and create a visual presentation of no longer than three minutes duration. Students can use any format but suggestions include Photostory, PowerPoint, Stop Motion Pro, iMovie and Moviemaker.
nsw.cbca.org.au/nswsos.htm

Full details are available on the CBCA NSW site.

Happy reading with a variety of ways of being involved and supported. Ideas from the November 2011 think tank for the National Year of Reading are HERE (click on the hyperlink).

Cheers-
Jackie Hawkes

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Posted March 9, 2012 by ianmclean in category news, resources, theme days

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Ian McLean is a Sydney-based Australian primary (elementary) teacher-librarian, who spends way too much of his spare time blogging in cyberspace. A former editor of the NSW Department of Education and Training's professional journal, "Scan", he enjoys learning - along with his students and teaching colleagues - about the wonders of information and communications technology (ICT) in education.

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