Fiction Express: How to boost reading in your school
Thursday 15th April 2021 / 4 pm BST
Cristina Puig is co-founder of Fiction Express, one of the most awarded global EdTech products in recent years, including the Education Resources Award 2019, the Teach Primary Award 2019, the Education Investor Award 2019 and the Bett Award 2020, considered the “Oscar” of Education. Today, hundreds of thousands of students in almost 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America use Fiction Express.
Fiction Express is an innovative book platform that connects students with professional authors, encouraging reading for pleasure through fun co-creation of stories. Every half-term, three books are published on our website in weekly chapters. What happens next is entirely up to the readers. Using their votes, they are able to decide where the plot goes next. Then the author will bring the most popular choice to life.
At this webinar Cristina will present Fiction Express and how it can help to boost the love of reading in your school. She will be assisted by two schools who currently use Fiction Express.
Delegates will be given a special offer ‘free trial’ to text the platform out for themselves!
Fiction Express establishes reading habits in students to improve lifelong learning outcomes.
Serial entrepreneur and passionate about education.
Cristina co-founded Boolino (2010-2019), the largest platform to promote children’s reading in the Spanish language for children from 0 to 12 years old with more than 500,000 users. In 2016, she co-founded Fiction Express, the interactive literacy resource for schools for kids in KS2 (in english-native countries) and kids above 9 years-old (in non-english countries) today in more than 20 countries and used by more than 150.000 students. She also co-founded Re.school (2020-present), the non-profit initiative that brings together the best minds and the best ideas to design the school of the future. A regular speaker at Education and technology international events specialized in literacy and reading comprehension and member of BESA(UK) and of the (Edutech Cluster (Spain).
Mr Paul Doherty
Paul Doherty, a qualified ESL teacher from Northern Ireland, has almost thirty years of experience in English Language teaching at all levels from primary to university.
He heads English in Upper secondary and in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Colegio La Union and is currently taking a Master’s Degree in Educational Management. Paul is well-known in Model United Nations and Debate in Peru where he has lived and worked for the last 30 years.
He is a founder member of the Peruvian Debating Association and has judged internationally debates in World Schools format in Peru, Washington, Los Angeles and Harvard University.