‘Reading and Writing’ Focus Of BAR Conference

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Teachers, literacy workers and the general public are invited to learn how to foster excellent reading and writing skills this week.

This is when the Barbados Association of Reading (BAR) hosts its 9th Reading Conference from Thursday, December 3, to Friday, December 4, at the Accra Beach Hotel, and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church.

Themed: The Reading Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning, the conference???s opening ceremony tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. will feature guest speaker, Dr. Joel Warrican, author of Hard Words: The Challenge of Reading and Writing for Caribbean Students and their Teachers. The session on Friday begins at 8:45 a.m.

In concurrent workshop sessions, lecturer at the Barbados Community College, Dr. Aastra Babb; and Reading Specialist and Principal of the Belmont Primary School, Pamela Ifill, will focus on the Reading Writing Connection at the Secondary and Primary Levels, respectively.

There will also be a presentation by lecturer at the Erdiston Teachers??? Training College, Tracey Carter-Morris, aimed at early childhood educators and parents of young children, while lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Dr. Joyce Stuart, will set the context for the conference with a discussion on the Importance of the Reading Writing Connection.

For further information on registering and workshop times, interested persons should email the BAR at readbarbados@gmail.com.??BAR is a Caribbean affiliate of the International Literacy Association and membership is open to all Barbadians and residents of Barbados.

joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb

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