Date(s) - Tuesday, March 29th
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
As the tween and teen years hit, the competing pressures of home, study, sport, screen time and socialising is a balancing act and reading for pleasure often declines, even in children who have previously loved reading. It is also a challenging age in terms of book choices as they begin to transition from younger reader books to middle-grade novels and young adult (YA) books. In this talk hosted by the Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA), Megan Daley walks us through the challenges and provides advice and practical strategies to support reading in the tween and teen years. This talk is suitable for parents, educators, librarians, teacher librarians and all those interested in youth literature.
Megan Daley Bio:
Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and is the author of the bestselling book ‘Raising Readers’, published by UQP in 2019. She is a Teacher Librarian in Brisbane and has been awarded the Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year, as well as the national Dromkeen Librarian’s Award. A former national vice-president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Megan is also a regular literary judge, creator of the popular website Children’s Books Daily and co-host of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast. She also has a few more books contracted and in the pipeline…
WASLA and AISWA Libraries Members: $10
Registrations close: Friday, March 25th, 2022
- Zoom link and details will be sent to you via email the weekend before the event. The event will also be recorded and available after the event to those registered for the live event. A PD certificate will also be sent after the event.
Please note times for session:
Perth – 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Adelaide – 8pm to 9pm (+2.5 hours)
Melbourne – 8.30pm to 9.30pm (+3 hours)
Sydney – 8.30pm to 9.30pm (+3 hours)
Brisbane – 7.30pm to 8.30pm (+2 hours)
April 2022 update:
If you missed the Megan Daley PD event, never fear you are able to access the video and associated slides by completing the order form.