Tune into the Foundation for Learning and Literacy symposium

The Foundation for Learning and Literacy has announced the program for its 2024 Literature Symposium, with a range of presentations, webinars and podcasts happening monthly from July to December.

This year’s symposium theme is We All Like A Good Story, and will focus on celebrating the power and pleasure of First Nations stories and literature.

This July, the Foundation for Learning and Literacy will discuss literacy strategies rich in arts through the exploration of The Incredible Machines by Kirli Saunders & Matt Ottley. Big Sky Stories will also explore First Nations story resources and books with playgroups and children in communities situated in the far west, and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) will examine ways of engaging rural and remote students with reading.

August and September will see Westwords present on ‘Creating and Sharing the Stories of Western Sydney’, and the Copyright Agency present Reading Australia’s guide to First Nations reading texts for the school classroom. The Australian Council of TESOL Association will also be discussing Bilingial Education for Indigenous-Language-Speaking students, alongside members of the community from remote Northern Territory.

In October, speakers from the Australian School Library Association will look at decolonising literacy practices and embedding Aboriginal authored resources into curriculum. While later in the year we’ll hear from the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, the Children’s Book Council Australia, and from the current Children’s Laureate, Sally Rippin.

Find out more about the Learning and Literacy Foundation, and book your ticket here.