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Gotta Keep Reading at Student Literacy Conference

Apr 11, 2018

Gotta Keep Reading at Student Literacy Conference

The Silver Birch® and Red Maple™ Student Conference is the culminating event for students in Grade 5 and 6 (Silver Birch®) and Grade 7 and 8 (Red Maple™) who have participated in the OLA Forest of Reading® program within their schools.

This system-wide celebration provides dedicated readers and book club members with the opportunity to connect with their peers and educators from across the DSBN who have a shared passion for literacy. They will interact with Canadian authors and participate in a variety of hands-on experiences to foster an appreciation of Canadian literature. Nominated authors taking part in this year’s event include Marina Cohen, Vikki Vansickle, Alex Lyttle, Joel Sutherland and Lorna Schultz-Nicholson.

Goals of the DSBN Silver Birch® and Red Maple™ Student Conference:

  • celebrate the accomplishments of dedicated readers
  • nurture a community of lifelong readers
  • promote appreciation of Canadian authors and illustrators

honour student voice through participation in the OLA Forest of Reading programs

Event Details:

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls