Saturday, 14 August 2021
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $180 for this 3-hour masterclass. Register here.

Discover the Power in Leveraging Your Unique Pedagogical Talents [3-hour Masterclass]
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar

 

Emeritus Professor, Frank Crowther, coined the phrase ‘pedagogical gifts’. He identifies ‘gifts’ as the unique talents, personalities, values, passions and interests of teachers in the everyday life of the classroom.

 

There is a need to appreciate educators’ skillset and professional experience in the midst of the increased media focus on teacher shortages, the need to make teaching a national priority and retain high achievers in the workforce.

 

Each educator brings their individual uniqueness and professional experience to the school and its community. This uniqueness needs to be highlighted and nurtured to sustain education for the long-term interests of students.

 

This is why Karen is hosting this masterclass to support teachers, teacher-librarians, and those working in school libraries, to thrive in these changing times. It is in times of crisis that opportunities will emerge.

 

This virtual masterclass is designed to encourage individuals to think about their present status and take action to re-set their professional pathway.

 

What do you get in this masterclass:

  • An individual Talent Dynamics Profile Report identifies your natural talents, strengths and capabilities.
    It starts with YOU, the individual, taking a deep dive into your unique pedagogical ‘gifts’, or, broadly speaking, your talent pool.
  • An opportunity to gain insights into how to use your unique talents to stay highly motivated and focused to stay on course.
    Also, insights into what activities drain your energy and can potentially highjack your progress.
    Figure out what’s working for you, what’s not, and what you want to take forward.
  • The time to explore elements for adding value and building trust.
    This can be aligned to your primary responsibility to your school or your ‘team’.
  • Strategies to help you develop your professional strategic master plan.
    Action activities to identify the next steps to take.
  • A follow-up group accountability session 3 months after this masterclass.
    Helping to keep you on track to achieve the promises you have made.

Karen Bonanno is an educator and consultant in Talent Dynamics and Teen Dynamics. She is highly focused on helping adults, tweens and teens discover their natural talents to help them explore how to use their strengths (weaknesses and challenges) to transform their lives. Karen is an educator with over 40 years of experience working in government and non-government schools, professional associations and private enterprise. She has been involved in the delivery of virtual professional learning programs for educators for over a decade.

 

What previous attendees had to say:
“Good introduction to concepts I need to work on and read more deeply.”
“Very useful as we are looking at selecting action teams for specific projects.”
“Highlighted the importance of ensuring the teams have people with different strengths.”
“An interesting presentation – well-timed for me.”

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course

 

For all States and Territories:
This masterclass will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice.
6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice.
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning.
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities.

 

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

How to Lead from the Library: Building your Leadership Skills
with Dr Kay Oddone, Project Officer: Learning Designer, USQ

 

Leadership is inherent with the teacher librarian’s role, yet the value of leadership development for those holding this role is potentially underestimated. While teachers aspiring to or holding more traditional school leadership roles may engage with leadership training and literature, similar opportunities for teacher librarians appear less commonly.

 

Through this webinar, teacher librarians will be encouraged to recognise, and build upon their leadership skills. Participants will refresh their knowledge of leadership styles and consider the different ways in which they enact strategic leadership through their daily practice. Feeling confident and comfortable with the language of leadership will also be discussed, as the capacity to communicate the contributions of the teacher librarian role and the school library is vital for advocacy and professional recognition within the school community.

 

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify the styles of leadership they are most comfortable with.
  • recognise how shifting one’s approach to leadership can be useful for leading in different situations.
  • describe the ways in which TLs provide strategic leadership across the different facets of the role.
  • appreciate how effective leadership relies upon self-awareness and relationship building.

Dr Kay Oddone has over 20 years of experience in the fields of education and information management. She has taught at all levels from Prep through to Post Grad and has held a variety of roles including Assistant Principal, Teacher Librarian, Learning Designer and Lecturer. You can find Kay on Twitter as @KayOddone, and read more about her work on her online portfolio at www.linkinglearning.com.au

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

 

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Wednesday, 15 September 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Genrefication: Beyond the Buzzword
with Madison Dearnaley, Information Services Teacher Librarian, St Paul’s School

 

 

Genrefication can seem like just a buzzword in libraries. But does it have a place in our libraries and if so, why?

 

This webinar will investigate the current trends and research around genrefication. We will also look at practical ways to implement genrefication in your library and the ways to make your collections shine, through a targeted promotional plan.

 

Not sure you want to genrefy? This session will answer your questions about the way we organise our library collections and what they reflect about our libraries, as well as give you practical ways to market your collections – no matter the way you organise your books.

 

What you will be able to do after the webinar:

  • Assess if genrefication is right for your library.
  • Implement genrefication for your library collections.
  • Create a targeted promotional plan for your collections, genrefied or not.

Madison Dearnaley is passionate about school libraries. She is the Information Services Teacher Librarian at St Paul’s School, Bald Hills. After completing a Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Human Services, she decided her future lay in the world of libraries and she went on to complete a Master of Information Studies (Librarianship). Madison is part of the Students Need School Libraries campaign leadership team. Madison is also a professional reader and blogs about all things school libraries and YA and children’s fiction at madisonslibrary.com.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

 

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Wednesday, 17th November 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

School Libraries and the Community: Sharing the Education Journey
with Margaret Spillman, Teacher Librarian, Mackay West State School

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone, e.g. NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS = 8.00 pm, QLD = 7.00 pm, SA = 7.30 pm, NT = 6.30 pm, WA = 5.00 pm]

 

Hillary Clinton once famously said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Margaret believes it takes a community with its richness and diversity to educate that same child.

 

A signature element of Margaret’s work life has been the desire and willingness to work with the wider community. Working collaboratively and co-operatively has delivered some exciting and rich learning opportunities for all, which Margaret will share at this webinar.

 

Join Margaret at this webinar to discover ways to bring together your school library and the community as a strong advocacy strategy.

 

Some community relationships are long-standing. For more than fifteen years Mackay Council Libraries and Margaret have worked together. Her work with the public library was motivated by Dr Alan Bundy, former president of Friends of the Library Australia, who saw the school and public libraries as co-educators, motivated by a common interest in literacy. Margaret also has a long-standing relationship with Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival which is now in its 16th year. She wrote the Primary School submission for seed funding and has supported them ever since.

 

In 2016 she was awarded the QSLA Brian Bahnisch Award, a bi-ennial award that recognises and encourages collaborations and partnerships. The project Margaret led, Anzac 100 – The Poppy Project, involved eleven schools and seven major sponsors. There are just so many community groups and individuals that she has worked with including Sgt Nigel Dalton, (Cyber safety), the Rutherford Collection, (Life as a World War 1 soldier) and Mackay West P and C (Secretary for 9 years and also Life Member).
These partnerships with the wider community have delivered some amazing learning opportunities not only for Margaret but for her students and the staff at her school.

 

Outcomes for Attendees

  • Reflect on their own communities and create a list of groups/individuals they could work with.
  • Understand the importance and power of advocacy and use that.
  • Seek out opportunities to be visible and pro-active in your schools and community
  • Utilise the power of cross-promotional opportunities for your library and community groups.

Margaret Spillman has been a Teacher Librarian for 30 years and blessed to have had 24 years as the Teacher Librarian of Mackay West State School. She is motivated by reading in its multiple forms as allows her to provide multiple reading opportunities and resources to assist students to be the best readers they can be. She enjoys the opportunity to work with a wide variety of community organisations and using the power of advocacy. She is also the Secretary and a Councillor for the Queensland School Library Association.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

 

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