Sarah McNicol is running a free half day workshop in Manchester, UK, on 25 November 2014, on critical literacy for school librarians. "Critical literacy has been described as a 'new basic'. It is a set of skills, dispositions and strategies intended to enable students “to challenge text and life as we know it” (McLaughlin & DeVoogd). This half day session will outline the ideas underpinning critical literacy, focusing on what it means for school librarians and they ways in which they support students in the evaluation of texts. It will also give you an opportunity to try out different ways of teaching critical literacy through the analysis of a variety of texts."
Places are limited, and can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/critical-literacy-for-school-librarians-tickets-13749393807 Photo by Sheila Webber: Poppy wreath, war memorial, Sheffield, November 2014