Networking Workshop: The use of digital platforms and technologies to enhance and support literacy for Key Stage 3 & 4 Pupils - Manchester


We understand that children love to write and tell stories. This workshop will be an opportunity to explore the ways digital technology can support creative writing, looking at the research background as well as practical approaches for you to take back to the classroom.

Part 1

Introducing ‘Connected Creatives Digital Writing Platform’ for Key Stage 3 & 4 Pupils

Connected Creatives is an exciting new digital platform designed to encourage creative expression in students aged 11- 16. It empowers students to create and share their short stories, graphic novels, poetry and other creations in a safe and friendly environment. Once published, teachers and peers can read and review the work and leave feedback. Participants will get a practical demonstration of how to use the platform and find out how their school can get involved in competitions in the forthcoming academic year.

Led by Yasmin Hussain, Outreach Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

Part 2

National Literacy Trust research findings

The National Literacy Trust team will share new insights on technology, reading and writing from their Annual Literacy Survey 2019 of more than 56,000 children and young people aged 9 to 18, as well as findings from a survey of UK teachers looking at the use of technology to support literacy in the classroom. Participants will also hear about the impact of the charity’s writing programmes in schools, including an evaluation of a project that enabled students to publish their own writing online, and there will be time for group discussions.

Led by Fay Lant, Programme Manager and Irene Picton, Research Manager

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