You are invited to attend this special event
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the MultiLit Initiative by Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM.
To mark this significant milestone, we are holding a free half-day conference at Macquarie University on Saturday 7 November 2015. The conference has two major themes – first, why we have a problem with poor literacy standards in Australia and second, what we can do about it.
We are pleased to announce that the day will commence with the thought-provoking keynote symposium Why Jaydon Can’t Read – A forum on fixing literacy featuring:
- Dr Jennifer Buckingham – Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies
- Justine Ferrari – former National Education Correspondent, The Australian and now Director, External and Strategic Relations BOSTES
- Tom Alegounarius – President of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) and Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney
This forum will focus on the reasons why we are having difficulties in raising the literacy levels of students who struggle to learn to read in this country… and some possible solutions.
The second important aspect of this conference will be to hear from people who are successfully using MultiLit’s programs to improve the literacy skills of the students in their care.
A range of school leaders and practitioners from both the public and private sectors will share their experiences of successfully implementing MultiLit programs and resources in their schools.
With plenty of time for networking and meeting up with friends and colleagues over a complimentary morning tea and lunch, we hope you will come to share in this special occasion.
8:45am – 2:00pm, Saturday 7 November 2015
Please register to attend this event via Eventbrite, by clicking on the button below, by Monday 19 October. Registration is essential as places are limited, so please avoid disappointment by registering early. Please feel free to make others aware of this invitation – you can download this flyer to send to your networks.
We look forward to seeing you there!