Raising readers: school and home connections

Online course: 8am Monday 14 August to 5pm Friday 15 September 2017 — 5 Weeks

Fee: $100
Early bird fee: $80
Early bird closes: 17 July 2017

Registrations close: 7 August 2017
Course contact: Jeannie Skinner, email jeannie.skinner@dia.govt.nz

Register by sending an email to schoollibraryadvice@dia.govt.nz with your name and registration information.


  • teachers
  • literacy leaders
  • school library staff

School level:

  • Primary / intermediate

Learning objectives

This online course will enable you to:

  • identify elements of effective home-school reading partnerships
  • build a picture of existing home-school reading initiatives in your school
  • strengthen existing and plan new initiatives to support reading at home
  • play an active role in supporting a robust whole school reading culture.

Course activities include:

  • practical activities and tasks, some requiring consultation within your school
  • opportunities to assess reading engagement practices within your school
  • exploring tips and strategies to encourage home-school reading partnerships
  • participating in a collaborative, problem-solving e-workshop
  • personal reflection on your learning
  • opportunities to share and contribute, working in a Moodle environment, supported throughout by an e-facilitator.