Warwickshire Schools Library Service Supporting reading and learning in schools
November 2019

Training

Spring Term Training Opportunities 2020

January 2020- March 2020
Year Four Reading Adventure: In joint partnership with Warwickshire Public Libraries, enjoy reading for pleasure and your local library spaces. 
(£30 for SLS Subscribers, £40 non- subscribers)
There will be several locations available for the final reading celebrations, find out more here


Thursday 5th March 2020
An Introduction to The FOSIL Group by Darryl Toerien -
 David Deutsch* said that in a world where knowledge is growing exponentially, the tools for acquiring and interpreting that knowledge must be at least as important as the actual knowledge itself. This growing challenge for schools is an unprecedented opportunity for school librarians, provided that we are familiar with the tools for acquiring and interpreting knowledge. FOSIL is such a tool.(Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning)
FOSIL** is a model of the inquiry process and an underlying continuum of inquiry skills, which includes information literacy skills, stretching from Early Years through to Year 13. It was adopted in 2012 and is based on the exemplary Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (2009/2012, 2019), which serves 3.2 million students in 4,236 school libraries in New York State, and The FOSIL Group. FOSIL is at the centre of The FOSIL Group, a growing community of mainly teachers and librarians - currently 135 - adapting this particular tool to their specific needs.
* Visiting Professor of Physics and Founder Member of the Centre for Quantum Computation at Oxford University
** Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning

The session will provide an introduction to and overview of FOSIL and related resources, as well as a discussion of how FOSIL might be adapted to the specific needs of delegates.
(Free to our subscribers, £35 for non-subscribers)
10.00-12.00 Warwickshire SLS, Heathcote Lane, Warwick 
Please contact us to book you place: schoolsLibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk or use our online booking form


Thursday 5th March 2020
Secondary Network Meeting: An opportunity for secondary staff to hear updates from WSLS - network about library issues, curriculum support and reading for pleasure! 
(Free to our subscribers, £35 for non-subscribers)
10.00-12.00 Warwickshire SLS, Heathcote Lane, Warwick 
Please contact us to book your place: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk or use our online booking form


Tuesday 31st March 2020
Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards 2020: A reading for pleasure celebration and the announcement of the overall winner of the awards.
(Free to those participating in the awards - separate information will be circulated)
10.00-12.30pm The Bridgehouse Theatre, Warwick
You can find more information here


Tuesday 19th May 2020
Supporting Sixth Form Students with trainer Sarah Pavey:
Sixth form students may be aspiring to apprenticeships, technical qualifications or higher education. However the learning environment of the sixth form is very different to the lower school and students have to learn to adopt independent learning practices and manage their time more effectively. There are new skills to develop in critical thinking, digital, media and information literacy. This transition also places pressure on the mental health and wellbeing of students. All of these changes mean that the 6th form librarian has to accommodate a different skill set and provide a service and resources more suited to individual student needs. This course will cover the issues highlighted and will enable you to:
*  Consider the range of resources needed to support teaching and learning in the sixth form with reference to the requirements of the curriculum and exam syllabi
*  Learn some exercises for supporting critical thinking, digital, media and information literacy and to understand why this is important
*  Be prepared for helping students in academic writing, personal statements and CVs
*  Be aware of behavioural issues and how to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.
(£144 for WSLS Subscribers, £108 for SLA Members, £180 for non memebers)
9.15-16:00pm Warwickshire SLS, Heathcote Lane, Warwick 
Please book your place via the SLA link here

Please get in touch with us if you would like any further information: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk  

Autumn Term Training Opportunities 2019

We provide an annual training programme, to inspire and motivate individuals that are working within school libraries or within the literacy curriculum! 

Coming up this term…

Monday 2nd September 2019
First Reading Adventure:The launch of our 'First Reading Adventure' package which supports a year of interactive and wider reading with Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. You can find out more information here
Costs:

  • The First Reading Adventure pack price for one set of the 30 books with jackets, plus accompanying materials and pdfs is £250
  • Further sets of the 30 books may be bought for £200

Monday 16th September 2019
Running Your Library with a Reading for Pleasure Focus:This session is aimed at all who want to gain confidence in the day-day running of their school library, linking with others in similar situations and getting it on track. 
(£50 for WSLS subscribers, £75 for non-subscribers)
10.00-12.00pm Warwickshire SLS, Warwick
Please book your place via our online booking form


Week of 23rd September -27th September 2019
Warwickshire Year Nine Book Awards 2019 - Book Speed Dating events in Schools: Host your book speed dating event with invited students this week to pass on which four books your students would like to be on the overall shortlist for the awards! (Votes deadline: Friday 27th September) 
You can find out more information here


Tuesday 3rd October 2019
Young People, Mental Health and Reading: A Training Session with Nicola Morgan Highlighting the important role of reading for pleasure in wellbeing and success. Taking reading for pleasure as one strategy for wellbeing and looking at the science and evidence for choosing (and funding) this as a powerful tool for success in schools.
(£75 for WSLS subscribers, £85 for non-subscribers) This also includes a code (given to attendees on the day) for a 50% discount on Nicola Morgans teaching resources
12.30-16.45pm Northgate House Conference Centre, Warwick, CV34 5JH
Please book via our online booking form


Thursday 17th October 2019
Pupil Librarian Training: A fun introduction for your pupil librarians, including: Stock maintenance and the Dewey Decimal System, customer care, team working and the work environment. Staff will have the opportunity to discuss the management of pupil librarians.
£75 per school (1x adult, max 6 pupils) for schools subscribing to WSLS and £95 (1x adult, max 6 pupils) for non-subscribing schools. 
9.30 - 12.00pm Warwickshire SLS, Warwick
Please book via our online booking form
We can also provide individual schools sessions for pupil librarian training so do get in touch with us if this might be the best option for you


Thursday 14th November 2019
Warwickshire Secondary Book Award Shortlisting Meeting: An opportunity for secondary school librarians to join us and choose the shortlist for the WSBA!
11.00-12.00pm Warwickshire SLS, Warwick
Please book via our online booking form


Thursday 14th November 2019
Warwickshire Librarian Secondary Network Meeting:
An opportunity for staff from across Warwickshire to hear updates from WSLS - network about library issues, curriculum support and reading for pleasure! 
(Free for WSLS subscribers, £35 for non-subscribers)
13.00-15.00pm Warwickshire SLS, Warwick
Please book via our online booking form

Please get in touch with us if you would like any further information: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Young People, Mental Health and Reading: A Training Session with Nicola Morgan

We are really pleased to announce a fantastic training opportunity with Nicola Morgan!

Nicola is an internationally-acclaimed author and authority on pupil well being, how stress impacts performance, effects of screens, social media and reading for pleasure. She has spent more than 20 years studying the subjects she now writes and talks about and can make highly intelligent and perceptive connections between neuroscience, psychology, observation and the lived experience of the thousands of children, young adults, parents and professionals she has engaged with.  
“Nicola Morgan has that rare gift of being able to communicate science and make it fun.” Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge

You can find out more about Nicola at www.nicolamorgan.com

This will be a popular event so please book your place ASAP using our online form here

Event Information:
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019
Venue:
Northgate House Conference Centre, Warwick, CV34 4JH

Outline of the session:
12.30-13.30: Arrival and buffet Lunch
13.30-15.00: The science of stress, for young people and the rest of us, including the contribution of screen time. Nicola will bring you the well-researched science, going behind media headlines to find out what we do and don’t know about stress in our modern world, offline and online. At the end of the session you will understand the problems and challenges and improve your insight into how things are for many people of all ages, with a special focus on young people in your care.
15:00 – 15:30: Break   
15.30-16.45: The important role of Reading for pleasure in well being and success. This session takes reading for pleasure as one strategy for well being and looks at the fascinating science and evidence for choosing (and funding) this as a powerful tool for success in schools. How can we support young people (and the rest of us!) to read more for pleasure and why should we? Do our reading choices matter? Fiction or non- Fiction? Simple or Complex? Digital or print?

Costs:
Book by Friday 26th July to benefit from our Early Bird rate:
WSLS Subscriber: £55.00
Non Subscriber: £65.00
After the 26th July tickets will cost the following:
WSLS Subscriber: £75.00
Non Subscriber: £85.00

*Please note that a cancellation fee will apply to all tickets. If you are unable to attend the session, 50% of the ticket fee will be charged up to four weeks before the event. After this point, tickets will then become non-refundable.

This will be a popular event so please book your place ASAP using our online form here

Please get in touch with us if you would like any further information: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Running Your Library with a Reading for Pleasure Focus

Reading for pleasure is incredibly important for the young people that we work with and this session is aimed at all who want to gain confidence in the day to day running of their school library linking with others in similar situations and getting it on track.

You can expect to learn about:

Classifying books using the Dewey Decimal System
Selecting and evaluating stock
Creating the right environment
Ensuring that your library is effectively used by staff and pupils
Promoting reading for pleasure 

Event Information:
Date: Monday 16th September
Venue:
Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Warwick, CV34 5LT

Costs:
WSLS Subscriber: £50.00
Non Subscriber: £75.00

Please use the following online booking form if you would like a place on this session
If you would like to get in touch to ask us about this event please email us at: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Kate's Storytree

We are excited to be working with Kate Coleman and learning more about storytelling!Kate Coleman

Remember the days of climbing trees? The rush of excitement you felt as you’d clamber up the trunk? The freedom to explore and sense of limitless possibility– that life was a story waiting to be told… That’s the same magical feeling that grows withthe branches of Kate’s Storytree.

The Storytree is a safe, sensory-rich space where children can come together and explore themes and feelings that are most important to them. With the aid of classic yarns – from We’re Going On A Bear Hunt to The Tempest – little ones are encouraged to tell their own tales, helping them to make sense of the world.

A creative space, The Storytree gives children the confidence to listen, engage, share their thoughts and, above all, to feel like they belong. Books come to life with the aid of imaginative play and arts and crafts, lifting the adventure from the page and into the hearts and minds of children and parents alike.

About Kate
Having grown up in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Kate has always appreciated the power of a good story. ‘It was a passion for stories that led me to work within the children’s bookselling industry, before moving on to the education system,’ says Kate. Montessori-trained, I’m passionate about helping young people to feel listened to, and have witnessed first-hand the gift of self-discovery and validation that group storytelling can bring. Kate is trained in Therapeutic Storywriting, a method to develop emotional literacy.Storytelling kate coleman

Kate’s clients
The branches of the Storytree extend throughout the UK, taking root at festivals, libraries, schools and theatres. Clients include: Camper Calling, Lunarfest, Warwickshire Council, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The School Library Service.

Want to sow a creative seed?
Email: katesstorytree@gmail.com