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Will the School of the Future have a Library of the Future?
June Wall
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

This session considers the probable future learning needs of students and teachers and how this could be represented in a school. If schools change, then how will school libraries change? Or how should school libraries change for the possible future? Do school libraries need to change? These questions will be part of the discussion leading to some suggestions for the future of teacher librarians and school libraries.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify future learning needs of students
  • Discuss possible future library roles or spaces
  • Identify a possible path as a teacher librarian

June Wall is an independent consultant, eLearning and Libraries and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She was previously a Teacher Quality Consultant for the Association of Independent Schools, NSW. She has been a teacher at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a professional development and education consultant, Head of Department, special librarian, teacher librarian and computer coordinator in the government and non-government sectors for over 35 years.

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Development course.

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The Future Focused Library
Leonie McIlvenny
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

In a climate where school libraries and professional library staff are being threatened as schools rationalise resources and programs there is an urgency to review current library programmes and practices to ensure that the school library is ‘future ready’. There are a number of international initiatives, such as Future Ready Librarians from the US and Leading Learning from Canada that provide some key standards of practice that reflect the current climate and move beyond those described in our legacy standards framework Learning for the Future.

This webinar explores these initiatives and frameworks, make links with Learning for the Future and provides suggestions on ways that schools can use these documents to support them to become “future-focused”.

By the end of this webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and access current initiatives and frameworks that describe future focused libraries (national and international)
  • Make links between Learning for the Future and other international frameworks
  • Identify key standards by which their school library can be reviewed for strategic planning purposes

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course.

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Click to viewHorizon Report 2016 Forum: Online Learning

Panelists: Dr Jennie Bales, Karen Bonanno, June Wall
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) jointly publish the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: K-12 Edition.

The report addresses new and emerging technologies for learning and helps education technology leaders, innovators and practitioners develop future-focused digital strategies and learning approaches reflecting the needs and skills of the world beyond the classroom.

The Horizon Report Digital Toolkit 2016 K-12 Edition provides conversation starters to help school communities plan and vision their future.

At this forum our panel discuss Online Learning.

“Online learning encompasses both formal and informal educational opportunities that take place through the web. Today, most schools have a web presence, and increasingly people expect for that to include learning modules and resources so students and educators can acquire new knowledge and skills on the go. Digital learning includes blended learning approaches and today, online learning is surging, as more than 2.7 million students in the US alone participate. Educators are becoming more comfortable using various levels of integration in their existing classes and programs. Many believe that online learning can be an effective catalyst for thoughtful discussion for all pedagogical practice. For example, online learning, especially when coupled with immersive technologies such as virtual reality, has the potential to facilitate simulations that help students better understand and respond appropriately to real life environments and situations. Major online learning trends include more project-based learning, personalized learning and interactivity.” (Horizon Report Digital Toolkit: K-12 Edition, p. 22.)

This webinar may address the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
1.2.2 – Understand how students learn
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4.2 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Full STEAM Ahead: Making the World a Better Place
Karen Bonanno, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

In this webinar, Karen explores how a design thinking/inquiry learning approach to project/purpose based programs can help students to be thinkers and creators. She explores some curriculum connections within a STEAM framework as pathways to develop students who create. She shows how developing enterprise skills within this environment provides an opportunity for students to take their learning and creativity to another level.

This webinar may address the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4.2 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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Shared Talent Leadership
Karen Bonanno, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — 50 minutes

Within the complexity of change it is impossible for one person to know how to respond, how to manage the multiple perspectives on any given topic and to be sure they have made the right decision.

Shared talent leadership involves maximising all the human resources in a department or school by empowering individuals and giving them the opportunity to take leadership postions in their area of natural talent and expertise.

It isn’t easy; it requires trust and flow; sharing a common sense of purpose. Moving to a shared talent leadership approach can transform the way decisions are made and can change the relationship between team members.

In this webinar, Karen explores the concept of shared talent leadership through the identification of natural talent, how to build a productive team who can then be positioned to be leading learners in the school community. She then applies shared talent leadership to a range of educational complexities, e.g. STEAM in the classroom. Seth Godin’s, seven abilities of a linchpin, from his book, Linchpin: Are you indispensable? are also addressed throughout the presentation.

As a result of attending this webinar you will:

  • be able to identify your natural talent frequency,
  • discover the importance of distributed talent leadership capabilities,
  • apply the shared talent leadership approach; and
  • be provided with an opportunity to explore talent leadership in a greater depth.

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Development course.

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Are you a Thought Leader?
Karen Bonanno, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

Thought Leaders are considered to be knowledgeable, authoritative sources of new ideas or intellectual trends, who are also the go-to people in their field of expertise.

This webinar explores

  • what is a Thought Leader in an education context
  • profiles of Thought Leaders
  • leading characteristics of Thought Leaders
  • how to develop expertise as a Thought Leader
  • being a Thought Leader and building a team
  • what is your natural talent & how you fit into a team

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Development course.

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Crowdfunding to Raise Money for Your School Project
Karen Bonanno, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — 55 minutes

Crowdfunding is a way to fund a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people via crowdfunding platforms.The crowdfunding model involves three parties: the initiator who comes up with the idea/project to be funded; individuals who want to support the idea/project; and the moderating organisation (“crowdfunding platform”) that brings the initiator and individuals together to fund the idea/project.

With the budget cuts teachers from around the globe are using crowdfunding to raise funds for school supplies, special events & projects, library resources and more.

This webinar explores:

  • what is crowdfunding in a school context
  • how to plan and manage a crowdfunding campaign
  • examples of crowdfunding projects
  • different models of crowdfunding
  • the crowdfunding platforms that support education projects
  • advantages and disadvantages of crowdfunding

From this webinar you will be able to:

  • identify school specific ideas/projects that require funding
  • get started in developing your crowdfunding campaign
  • choose a crowdfunding platform
  • involve parents, students and your school community in supporting your campaign
  • promote your campaign to a wider audience
  • celebrate and share your crowdfunding experience

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Development course.

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Reflect, Review and Refine – Evaluating Library Services
June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

Evaluation of programs is important to ensure quality learning. Evaluation of the role of the school library in order to identify future development and strategic planning for teaching and learning from the library is critical for effective library services. This session introduces a review tool developed for school teams to use and identify a school strategic vision.

Participants will be able to:

  • Outline data collection needed to review library services
  • Identify types of library services ad consider a future vision for your school library
  • Use data from evidence to analyse patterns and trends

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Development course.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Select and use resources
3.6 – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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Developing Learning Capacity for Teachers
June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay — 60 minutes

As new learning skills emerge it is necessary for teachers to develop sufficient capacity to develop learning programs that will provide the opportunity for students to develop these critical learning skills. ‘Learning and Literacy for the future: Building capacity Part 2’ by June Wall and Karen Bonanno, published in Scan, Volume 33, Issue 4 in 2014 considers a capacity building approach, through formal and information professional learning experiences, to ensure teachers develop competencies and capacity to help improve learning outcomes and prepare students for the rapidly changing world of work.

A capacity building tool will be outlined and explained as a development tool for teachers to develop capabilities for future learning. Reflection and strategic visioning, that includes the development of a personal professional learning plan, is an integral component of the tool and will also be explained in this presentation.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of capacity building
  • Identify capacities for further individual development
  • Explore a capacity building tool for professional learning
  • Reflect on a variety of teaching strategies

June Wall has taught from Kindergarten to undergraduate courses at university over a career that has spanned all sectors of education – government, Catholic and independent schools. During this time she has focused on innovative practices that build on learning and knowledge development. June is an education consultant in eLearning and libraries bringing her passion and breadth of understanding of the current and future learning environments to assist schools in enabling constructive use of digital technologies for learning. She has presented workshops and keynotes at local, state, national and international seminars and conferences. She is recognised for her strategic vision, change management and implementation in digital learning and developing future oriented library services.

This webinar is aligned to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 and 3.4.2. Eduwebinar is a BOSTES endorsed provider for this professional development course.

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Readying Your School for BYOT
Mal Lee, Author / Educational Consultant
Webinar replay — Approximately 50 minute

The normalised use of BYOT by all students is a major educational development that requires thoughtful whole school planning. Mal draws on his work on the pathfinding schools with Martin Levins to discuss what is required to ready your school.

Mal Lee is one of the world leaders in researching and documenting the impact of technology upon the evolution of schooling and teaching, the transformational effect of the normalised use of digital upon schooling, home-school collaboration, teaching for a networked world, BYOT and educational benefits realisation.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.3 – Engage with parents/carers.
7.4 – Engage in professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Getting the shifts and taking the action
Amanda Rablin
Webinar replay — Approximately 52 minute

Digital technologies have the potential to change education as we know it. Devices are everywhere and the Internet allows us to be connected learners in ways we could not even imagine in the past. What are the shifts in thinking and what can schools do to create self-directed and connected learners?

This webinar explores big questions and impacts on education in schools right now. It looks specifically at:

  • The diversity of devices in schools (including those brought in by students)
  • Connected Learning within a global context
  • Expectations for Learning and models of pedagogy
  • Curriculum changes and the positioning of ICT and digital technologies

It provides stimulus for deep thinking and conversation about the future of learning in schools and suggests professional learning approaches to help them create it.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4 – Select and use resources

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Bring Your Own Technology: Implementation and impact
Mal Lee, author and educational consultant
Webinar replay — Approximately 54 minutes

Sheree Vertigan, Australian Secondary Principals Association president stated, “We need to consider bring your own device (BYOD) and target the resources at those who need them the most. We need to evaluate what information technology we need and how it is used to ensure that is does have an impact on student outcomes. We have to be very wary of IT just being the next gadget rather than IT enhancing teaching.”

As the one-off bonus or once-off initiatives of 1:1 computer rollout projects come to an end, schools are going to be faced with the BYOD/BYOT scenario.

In this webinar, Mal Lee addresses the findings from research on the pathfinding schools. These schools have chosen their model of BYOT, implemented it and transitioned from their present situation to a successful 100% student uptake.

Mal also discusses a model of ‘benefits realisation’ all schools can use everyday in a time of rapid change to adjudge the impact of their BYOT implementation upon the school, its teaching and its resourcing.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
4.5 — Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
7.3 — Engage with parents/carers.
7.4 — Engage in professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Bring Your Own Technology: BYOT Introducation
Mal Lee, author and educational consultant
Webinar replay — Approximately 50 minutes

BYOT is a tsunami coming at pace over the horizon that will inevitably be used in time by all schools. In this webinar, Mal will build on the research he and his team have undertaken in preparing the soon to be released book on Bring Your Own Technology and discuss the major issues entailed in the introduction of BYOT and the:

  • inevitability of the development
  • myriad of potential educational, social, economic, technological and organisational opportunities opened
  • likely profound implications for schooling, teaching and the work of information services
  • centrality of trust in BYOT
  • current situation
  • educational principles underpinning BYOT
  • school’s readiness for BYOT

He will draw upon the material on the team’s BYOT blog as well as the forthcoming ACER Press publication – Bring Your Own Technology

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4 — Select and use resources
4.5 — Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
7.4 — Engage in professional teaching networks and broader communities

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BYOT – Understanding the inevitable and its implications
Mal Lee, author and educational consultant
Webinar replay — Approximately 49 minutes

The move to have the students bring their own technology (BYOT) into the classroom is largely inevitable. The BYOT tsunami is fast coming over the horizon, with the pathfinders already having made the move. In researching the new book on BYOT, Mal has identified the implications of the development for schooling, teaching, the choice of personal technology in schools, school resourcing and your own operations.

BYOT is most assuredly not simply a technical development. Mal will examine what is and is not BYOT, why all schools will eventually use a model of BYOT, the plethora of educational, social, organisational and economic opportunities opened by the development and the very considerable implications for your situation.

Purchasing a one-off registration fee – the fee is AUD $ 44 (includes GST)

A Point of View on Managing More (Strategically)
Karen Bonanno, Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — Approximately 51 minutes

Are you expected to take on new things and not given more time or staff?
Do you ever find at the end of the day you wonder what you’ve done?
Is what you do in the school library strategically connected with the school’s purpose?

This “A Point of View” webinar is going to be a very honest and straight forward presentation on how to be more strategic in planning and then focusing on the high priority and rewarding tasks.

Here’s what I plan to cover in the webinar:

  • A proven process to identify what are the priorities.
  • Who should be involved in this process.
  • 3 important things to focus on in order to succeed.
  • The common problems that can hijack your agenda.
  • What the experts say.
  • The one question you should always ask yourself…often.
  • How you can turn this into a advocacy moment.
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