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Literate Futures 2021 Online Festival

Monday, 11 October 2021 to Wednesday, 3 November 2021 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meridan State College / Online

Ticket Information

Type Price Quantity
Whole School Access Pass - EQ Schools (GST Free) $250.00
Whole School Access Pass - Non EQ Schools (inc GST) $275.00
Individual Access Pass - EQ School Paying (GST Free) $180.00
Individual Access Pass - Paying Personally (inc GST) $198.00

Event Details

The Contemporary Learning Hub invites all Primary Educators to be part of our first annual Literate Futures program. This program will be delivered this year in an Online Festival format and is designed to inspire, support and challenge you to engage your learners and improve literacy learning outcomes in your school.

View the Festival Flyer and Program
Please note that Kath Murdoch's Keynote Address is only offered live as part of the program and has been moved to Monday 18th from 3:30 - 4:30pm.  It is also offered from 6:30 - 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th October.    

Festival Highlights

  • The Diving into Dialogue in the Inquiry Classroom Keynote Sessions with Kath Murdoch. Kath Murdoch is widely respected for her work in the field of inquiry based learning and integrative curriculum in which she has taught, researched and published for well over 20 years.
  • The Designing Encompassing and Engaging English lessons session with Ann Suthers - Executive Coach of the Brisbane Small Schools Cluster.
  • The Engage with the Page sessions with Meridan’s own Head of Curriculum Julie Elder. Julie will explore approaches to teaching spelling and literature through an Inquiry Mindset.
  • The Raising Readers sessions with Davina Sharry. Davina is the Pedagogy Coach at Inala State School and was awarded the Qld Teacher of the Year award for her work raising reading levels. In her sessions, she will share the high yield strategies and recovery procedures she uses with Emergent Readers. She will also unpack the highly effective Teaching Reading Program she has designed that is leading to huge gains in reading levels at Inala.
  • Sessions with leading ICT innovators on how you can use current and emerging digital technologies to engage, support and challenge P-6 learners as part of literacy learning experiences.
  • Random prize giveaways in live sessions.

Please direct any questions about the festival to our Hub Events Logistics Officer Bronwen Stewart on 5490 2755.  We look forward to seeing you online.

Accessing the Festival

In the week prior to the festival, all registered participants and schools will receive an email containing the link and password to the festival site . This site will contain the links and passwords for each of the live and recorded sessions. It will also contain information about how participants can access a test session to test their connection. These test sessions enable our team to support you prior to the festival to ensure there won’t be technical issues when you try to access a live session. All sessions for the festival are recorded so if you miss a session or have a problem connecting, you will be able to watch it on demand.  Recordings are uploaded to the site at the end of each week.   Recordings will be available for twelve months after the festival. 

Cancellation Policy

Due to the commitments made contracting presenters for the festival, a 50% cancellation fee is charged for registrations cancelled within three weeks of the festival.   Please note that a 100% cancellation fee is charged once the website and password to access festival content is provided to you or your school.





Meridan State College / Online