Monday, 13 May 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Story Mapping – Using Geographical Concepts to Respond to Literature replay
Content presented by Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

 

Providing opportunities for students to respond to books by sharing insights with their peers can engage, motivate and deepen understanding. This presentation focuses on stories that include geographical concepts including local and global awareness, topographical features and examples of cartography. Through the examination of settings, locations, plots and maps we will consider how students can make geographical connections in their fiction reading through story mapping activities. Possibilities for applying cartographical techniques, creating visual representations and harnessing technology as a tool for map making and journey mapping will be considered. Participants will be introduced to a range of texts as a springboard for ideas suitable for primary and secondary classrooms.

 

This webinar will help you to:

  • understand the value of story mapping as a reading response strategy,
  • identify story mapping opportunities in literature,
  • explore different ways to create story maps and representations of real and imaginary places, and
  • harness technology to support story mapping.

Jennie’s passion for children’s literature has spanned a lifetime – as a reader, teacher, teacher librarian and adjunct lecturer in Charles Sturt University’s Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) program. Her current delivery of Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum for Charles Sturt University provided the inspiration for this session. Literature is a gateway to the world around us and Jennie loves making connections between the settings in stories of both her known, and the yet to be explored, geographical locations. Jennie is the coordinator of the OZTL_NET discussion list and associated social media platforms, with similar responsibilities for the CBCA Tasmania.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Story Mapping – Using Geographical Concepts to Respond to Literature will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Melbourne, VIC Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Backchannels in the Classroom 
with Anne Mirtschin, ICT Co-ordinator

 

This session will look at the nature of backchannels, how and why to use them, their benefits, challenges, best platforms that can be used for backchannelling and classroom stories of backchannel use. If time permits, attendees will participate in ‘hands-on’ activities’.

 

Following the webinar attendees will:

  • Understand what a backchannel is and how it can be used.
  • Reflect on the classroom stories shared and apply some of these to their classroom.
  • Access an online resources document, listing backchannel tools, uses, ideas for use.

Anne Mirtschin is a multi-award winning teacher who uses online tools to create powerful learning opportunities for students. Her most recent and prestigious award was the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. She teaches Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Accounting and Business Studies at Hawkesdale P12 College a remote Prep to Year 12 School in country Western Victoria. She is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom and loves collaborating and learning online. Anne has presented locally, nationally and internationally.

 

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Backchannels in the Classroom will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00pm, AEST Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Looking at Information Literacy through the Transversal Competency Lens
with Leonie McIlvenny, Director, Studyvibe

 

‘Soft skills’, ‘new skills’, ‘21st century skills’, ‘new collar skills’ ‘transversal skills’- these are just some of the terms that are being used to describe an evolving set of competencies that are considered essential for an individual to successfully live and work in today’s society. According to the OECD, ‘Skills have become the global currency of 21st century economies and Transversal knowledge, skills and competences are the building blocks for the development of the ‘hard’ skills and competences required to succeed in the labour market.’

 

If we are preparing students for the future world of work then it is essential that we as educators understand what these skills are and how we can incorporate them into our learning programs and curriculum, particularly information literacy, which is an essential component of any program we facilitate from the library space.

 

This presentation will present some of the latest national and international information about Transversal Competencies and how they are impacting government and educational policy and curriculum development throughout the world. It will also provide opportunities to discuss how these skills can be incorporated into our library programs and where they sit within the Australian Curriculum.

 

As a result of this session you will develop an understanding of:

  • The nature of Transversal Competencies
  • Where information literacy is placed within the Transversal Competency Framework
  • Where Transversal Competencies are placed within the Australian Curriculum
  • How Transversal Competencies can be embedded into the curriculum
  • Ways that assessment data about Transversal Competencies can be captured.

Leonie McIlvenny has been an educator for 35+ years. Initially a primary school teacher, then teacher librarian, she has taught in both primary and secondary schools in the public and private sector in Western Australia. She been a curriculum consultant, online course developer, library consultant and ICT Project Manager for the Western Australian Education Department. Examples of online resources she has developed include Studyvibe, a website dedicated to supporting students with their research and study skills; The Research Safari, designed for middle school students to develop their information literacy competencies; and The Knowledge Compass provides a series of questioning frameworks.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course

 

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Monday, 10 June 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to Implement Problem-based and Inquiry Learning replay
Content presented by Leonie McIlvenny, Director, Studyvibe

 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an excellent opportunity to implement problem-based learning in the classroom and an authentic context in which to address many of the outcomes from the Australian Curriculum. This presentation will provide background information to the goals, explore links to the Australian Curriculum and the UNESCO Transversal Competencies and identify the growing range of resources, programs and initiatives that support the achievement of the goals. It will also describe a challenge website that has been created to help teachers and students engage with the goals individually and as a class. Students achieve digital badges as they progress through the 10 challenges. Teacher librarians will be provided with strategies for how to support the implementation of the goals within the school library and the school.

 

At the completion of the webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Identify and access a range of resources that support the development of the goals within a school context
  • Identify which outcomes from the Australian curriculum support the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Establish how the UN Sustainable Development goals can be used to implement problem-based and inquiry learning in the classroom.

Leonie McIlvenny has been an educator for over 35 years having taught in both primary and secondary schools in the public and private as a teacher and teacher librarian. She has been a curriculum consultant, online course developer, library consultant and ICT project manager for the Western Australian Education Department. She has lectured in digital literacy and inquiry learning for pre-service teachers at Curtin University and currently works as an educational consultant nationally and internationally. Her interest in information and digital literacies was the driver behind Studyvibe, the Research Safari, the UN SDG Digital Passport Challenge and other online websites.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing  Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to Implement Problem-based and Inquiry Learning will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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