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Pie Corbett - Raising Standards in Writing

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 Ltd are pleased to present an inservice conference at the Turner Contemporary (Margate) Foyle Room with the inspirational, charismatic and creative Literacy Educator Pie Corbett.

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Venue: Turner Contemporary (Margate) 

£180* VAT (including lunch and refreshments)
£172.50* VAT (including refreshments, excluding lunch)

*10% discount for group bookings over 5 delegates: Lunch and refreshments £162.50 VAT per person

Developing Poetry, Storytelling and Writing through Art

Pie Corbett will explore with delegates developing poetry, storytelling and writing through the Arts e.g. paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs.

  • To promote the importance of the imagination when developing storytelling and writing through the arts in Literacy teaching and its impact on our cultural identity, literature and language.
  • To provide a unique training opportunity for teachers in a stimulating environment with nationally acclaimed and leading creative Literacy Educator Pie Corbett
  • To explore best practice using art to develop storytelling, poetry and story writing.
  • To provide practical ideas teachers can take back to the classroom.
  • To inspire good teachers
  • To support the improvement of classroom teaching and out of school learning
  • By responding to works of art 
  • By creating effective and versatile storytellers and writers. 

Conference Outline:

10.00am - Registration and refreshments
10.30 - 10.45am - Welcome by Eddie Burnett Director of Ltd. Talk by Beatrice Prosser - Snelling Education Department @ Turner Contemporary (Margate) and it's work and engagement with schools. 
10.45 - 11.40am - Session 1: Reading images, creative games and writing poetry.
11.40 - 12.00am - Talk by Sue McGonigle CLPE Power of Reading Project: promoting enjoyment and achievement. This successful national project raises achievement by engaging teachers and children in the literacy curriculum through using high quality books and creative teaching approaches.
12.00 - 12.20pm - Break
12.20 - 13.15pm - Session 2: Drama, storytelling and art.
13.15 - 14.40pm - Lunch and opportunity to look at the Turner Contemporary (Margate) collection 'Nothing in the World but Youth' Exhibition. A colletion of 200 pieces of art.
14.40 - 15.30pm - Session 3: From images, through telling into writing.
15.30 - 16.00pm - Performance by Poet John Agard
Close and thanks

Eddie Burnett
Children's Book Consultant & Literacy Events Coordinator
31a Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, SE3 7AE
Telephone: (020) 8 293 6060
Fax: (020) 8 465 5111