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Welcome to the homepage of the 4th Baltic Sea Conference on Literacy that took place 16-21 January, 2020! We will send participants information about the feedback form, certificates and photos soon!


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Topics

The conference "Searching for a Common Language" is focused on actual themes of literacy and multilingual education:

  • early literacy and intervention
  • literacy teachers and instruction
  • digital competences and literacy
  • literacy environments and libraries
  • equal access to literacy and support to students with special needs
  • lifelong development of literacy skills


Program Layout

Thursday, January 16th


Join us at any stage: the guided city tour at 14:00, a museum or library at 16:00 or come straight to the evening reception after 18:00!

14:00

Pre-conference: Children’s culture and literacy.
Guided city tour. The meeting point is Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square, the columns of the Town Hall).

Town Hall Square

16:00

Selected Museum or Library visit. 

Addresses and descriptions are listed in the museum/library registration from here.

18:00

Registration at the Estonian Children's Literature Center

Estonian Children's Literature Center (address: Pikk 73)

19:00-21:00

Welcome Reception at the Estonian Children's Literature Center

Friday, January 17th

approx. 9:00

Visiting schools implementing integration approach in Tallinn

The meeting point will be at the chosen school.

Addresses and descriptions are listed in the schools' registration from here

15:00

Registration

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (address: Narva maantee 95)

16:00-20:00

Conference opening
16:00-16:30 Welcome and introduction
16:30-16:50 Opening and greetings
16:50-17:10 Plenary presentation “Learn a new language and get a new soul” by Janar Holm, State Audit Office, Estonia. 
17:10-18:00  Plenary presentation “Early identification and prevention of
compromised acquisition of the basic reading skill”  by Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
18:00 Opening reception

Saturday, January 18th

9:00

Registration

Tallinn University, Astra building (address: Narva rd. 27)

9:30-17:30

Conference

13:00-15:00

Exhibition "Inclusive LIFE" in the conference venue, guided tour during the break for lunch (read more below)

18:00-21:00

Creative Evening

Sunday, January 19th

8:30

Registration

Tallinn University, Astra building (address: Narva rd. 27)

9:00-17:00

Conference

12:30-14:00

Exhibition "Inclusive LIFE" in the conference venue, guided tour during the lunch break (read more below)

19:00

Farewell

Olde Hansa Restaurant (address: Vana turg 1)

Monday, January 20th

8:00-23:00

Post conference: study visit 
Excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Ida-Virumaa, Narva

There are some places left on the excursions to Narva, Paide and Maardu tours take place at the same time. More information and booking at the registration desk.

The meeting point is in front of the Russian Cultural Center at Mere puiestee 5. 

8:30-14:45

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Maardu

8:15-16:15

Half day excursion to education institutions and sightseeing in Paide

Tuesday, January 21th

9:00

Post conference: Participants introducing their culture and language in schools and kindergartens of Tallinn

 

The meeting point will be at the chosen school.

Addresses and descriptions are listed in the schools' registration from here

 


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Event organizers

 

The event is organized by the Estonian Reading Association 

www.lugemisyhing.ee

in cooperation with the Federation of European Literacy Associations

www.literacyeurope.org

and Tallinn University

and the Integration Foundation


About the project

The event has been supported by:


ENTERPRISE ESTONIA

Enterprise Estonia has supported the Conference with 30,000€ to bring together the integration experiences in literacy with the focus on diverse student populations.  



NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY
 

 

NORDPLUS

KOOLIBRI

TALLINNA KODURAHUPROGRAMM

CITY OF TALLINN

BRITISH COUNCIL

TERE

ESTONIAN SONG AND DANCE FESTIVAL FOUNDATION

AND THE FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN LITERACY ASSOCIATIONS