Monday, 7 February 2022
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Foundations for Effective Collaborative Leadership: It starts with you [Repeat session]
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar in 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].

 

Great leadership starts with self-awareness – not the title or position you may hold. The very first step to being an effective leader is to know yourself and then know others.
‘Self-awareness is empowering because it arms you with knowledge and enables you to make better choices – to change or grow’ ~ Chinwe Esimai.

 

There are many psychometric tests out there today and your school/employer may have encouraged you to complete one of these tests. Being able to discover your unique self above the noise of information and the busyness of life is a crucial component to your emotional intelligence, a core foundation to effective leadership. Understanding what you are good at and then knowing how to apply your natural capabilities and skills so you can build trust and add value to your school community is a gamechanger.

 

Prior to this webinar, you will be given the opportunity to complete Talent Dynamics; a multiple-choice questionnaire (personality/psychometric test). You will receive a detailed report identifying strengths, weaknesses, team dynamics, role models and strategies to follow for personal and professional leadership development.

 

During the webinar, we will explore the keys to increasing your self-awareness to a higher level of consciousness and how to apply this understanding to engage in collaborative leadership. You will gain clarity about your leadership style and discover different ways to identify the best ‘team’ formation (face-to-face/virtual/professional learning network) to successfully plan, design and deliver services and programs in your school. As a leader, one of your roles is to bring out the best in others through a shared strategic vision.

 

What previous attendees had to say:
“Useful for me individually and for my role as a team leader.”
“Very useful to have some more understanding of myself as a team member and to have the language to be able to explore my leadership role more effectively.”
“Session was helpful to reflect on opportunities to build strength within my team, particularly looking ahead to the new year, with some team members carrying forward, some moving on, and others joining as new staff.”
“The exercise we did looking at the 1-10 scale was really useful, to highlight areas where I can improve/haven’t been putting as much energy, and to plan changes for these aspects. Great to be able to ask questions during the session.”

 

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

  • identify your unique talents, skills and capabilities to add value to your school community.
  • explore your individual style of leadership and the role you can play within a collaborative project.
  • apply simple strategies for ‘team’ formation to allow you to play to your strengths and bring out the best in others.
  • build trust and flow in your community by operating at a higher level of self-awareness as a collaborative leader.

 

In 2001, Karen was recognised by the Australian school library profession as a leader in the field of teacher librarianship [ASLA Citation Award]  through her ongoing and outstanding dedication to promoting the profession and the role of the teacher-librarian. At the time, her commitment to professional development was personified in her own learning journey and willingness to tackle new challenges. In 2002, Karen stepped up to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Australian School Library Association and held that position of leadership for several years. She continues to seek out and embrace new challenges, adopt a future-focused approach to the profession and share her professional insights and knowledge.

 

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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Thursday, 10 February 2022
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Register now for this FREE forum. Click here to register.


[FREE] Virtual Roundtable Forum: Starting the Year with a Purpose
hosted by Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar in 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].

 

CLICK, CONNECT & CHAT.

 

You are invited to attend the first Eduwebinar Roundtable Forum. This forum is open to all and is free to attend.

 

With the last few years being quite challenging for everyone the idea of the forum is to be open to sharing and exchanging ideas around a theme to provide collegial support. The theme for the February Forum is ‘Starting the Year with a Purpose’.

 

Come along and share your ideas for how you are going to kick start the year in your school library. What do you have planned for 2022 with your programs or services that will support your school community? You only need to speak for 3-5 minutes and be open to interacting with other attendees in response to any questions or conversations.

 

The first forum might be a little chaotic, but let’s start with this opportunity to click, connect and chat.

 

Note: Virtual seating is limited to 100, so get in early with your registration.
If you have any questions, please click here to send Karen an email.

 

In 2001, Karen was recognised by the Australian school library profession as a leader in the field of teacher librarianship [ASLA Citation Award]  through her ongoing and outstanding dedication to promoting the profession and the role of the teacher-librarian. At the time, her commitment to professional development was personified in her own learning journey and willingness to tackle new challenges. In 2002, Karen stepped up to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Australian School Library Association and held that position of leadership for several years. She continues to seek out and embrace new challenges, adopt a future-focused approach to the profession and share her professional insights and knowledge.

 

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

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

Wednesday, 16th February 2022
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Harnessing the Power of Awe Within our School Libraries
with Belinda Cameron, Teacher Librarian

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar in 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].

 

Research identifies the vital connections between a sense of awe, also known as wonder, and learning. School Libraries are vital spaces that offer whole school opportunities for Awe, for students, staff and communities both local and global. Find out how stick insects, creatively designed spaces and global learning projects can create AWE-some experiences for whole school learning.
Outcomes for attendees:

  • Learn strategies for team building and staff collaboration by applying AWE-some out-of-the-box approaches to designing learning tasks.
  • Design creative spaces for libraries and classrooms.
  • Utilise your Professional Learning Network to tap into a global community of learners.

Belinda Cameron is a Connected Educator and Teacher Librarian in love with combining the power of awe, story and connectivist learning approaches in schools. A professional writer for the NSW Department of Education, she has presented transformative learning projects for The NSW Department of Education’s IOTF5, delivered professional learning for the Australian, NSW and the Victorian School Library Associations and is scheduled to present at the Australian National Education Summit in 2022. Her professional learning network and international collaborations link learning across continents through projects that support both local and global community connections.

 

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

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

CRAAP Out, Lateral Reading In: Why Checklist Approaches to Evaluating Information Sources Don’t Work and What We Can Do Instead
with Samantha Wasson, Librarian, Leysin American School, Switzerland

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar in 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].

 

For many years educators have used acronyms and checklists (CRAAP, RADCAB, RADAR, START etc.) in their teaching of information literacy. These are memorable for students and can be viewed as an “easy” approach to a complex subject. However, there is evidence to suggest that these are ineffective and often misleading methods of evaluating information sources, particularly in the online world.

 

Better methods for evaluating online content exist and are, in fact, easier to implement than a checklist or acronym approach to information literacy. These strategies are known as lateral reading and click restraint.

 

This webinar will involve a practical demonstration of how utilising CRAAP tests can lead students astray and why teaching lateral reading and click restraint in information literacy lessons will empower students to be better evaluators of online sources.

 

By the end of the webinar, educators will be able to implement lateral reading and click restraint strategies in their own lessons and have ready examples of sources they can use in their teaching.

 

Outcomes for attendees:

  • Understand the limitations of traditional source evaluation methods such as acronyms and checklists e.g. CRAAP tests
  • Understand the terms lateral reading and click restraint
  • Know how to implement lateral reading and click restraint in information literacy lessons
  • Have examples of sources to use in the teaching of lateral reading and click restraint

Sam is a reformed high school English and Theory of Knowledge teacher and current librarian at an international school in Leysin, Switzerland. She has previously lived and worked in Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Hong Kong, and is passionate about library design, building reading communities, and information literacy. Sam has undergraduate degrees in English literature, cultural studies, and teaching, and postgraduate degrees in education, journalism, and library and information studies. When she’s not in the library, you can find her hunting for vinyl, attempting to run, answering trivia questions, and spending far too much time in airports.

 

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

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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Wednesday, 18 May 2022
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Teaching 21st Century Skills using STEM Makerspaces
with Leonie McIlvenny (Sessional Lecturer) and Dr Rachel Sheffield (Associate Professor) Curtin University

 

This webinar explores the opportunities for students to engage in creative and collaborative projects that blur the lines between subjects and promote problem-finding and problem-solving activities. It offers a global perspective on makerspaces and illustrates the commonalities between the approach and the pedagogy.

 

Included is the journey taken to create the book Teaching 21st Century skills using STEM Makerspaces. Leonie and Rachel discuss the underlying principles on which the book is premised which include:

  • The Story of Makerspaces
  • Makerspaces and STEM
  • Makerspaces and Pedagogy
  • Developing Transversal competencies in a Makerspace (in particular higher order thinking, collaboration, communication and resilience)
  • Makerspaces in the Australian Curriculum

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways that Makerspaces can support the development of STEM learning opportunities
  • Identify key transversal competencies that can be developed in a STEM makerspace
  • Plan and implement a Makerspace for their own earning context by applying a STEM Theoretical Framework
  • Make links between makerspaces and the Curriculum.

 
Leonie McIlvenny is an educator and curriculum consultant who has worked across all educational systems and sectors in Western Australia. She currently works as Sessional Lecturer and Research Assistant at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She researches and publishes in the areas of school libraries, information literacy, digital literacy and 21st-century (transversal) competencies. Leonie has written and published numerous articles around these topics and has presented at local, national and international conferences.
 

Rachel Sheffield is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia, and is a passionate science educator. She researches and publishes in science and STEM education and professional identity and is currently exploring the transversal competencies and their role in STEM. Rachel has won several faculty, university and national awards for teaching excellence and was awarded an Executive Endeavour Fellowship in 2016. She is also Chair of the prestigious Curtin Academy.

 

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

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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Wednesday, 15 June 2022
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Orientation, advocacy (like a ninja), and wellbeing – School library-style
with Lori Korodaj, Teacher Librarian, Lake Tuggeranong College

 

Lori’s session will cover her school library’s delivery of orientation to Year 11 students while taking into consideration competing pressures for senior secondary students of time and curriculum at the start of a school year. She will also discuss how new staff and pre-service teachers are given half-hour library orientation/resourcing sessions as they start at LTC, and how this appointment is used as an opportunity for school library advocacy – with surprising results! Well-being aspects of orientation for staff and students will be shared as well.

 

Participants post-webinar will:

  • Be able to implement practical hints and tips for orientation within their school community.
  • Learn how to align vision and mission for the school within school library services to inform orientation and academic/personal and social wellbeing.
  • Access session content post-webinar via an electronic “goodie bag”.

A teacher librarian with almost 30 years experience in Australia and overseas, in school (K–12) and public libraries, Lori is currently working as TL at Lake Tuggeranong College, ACT (Years 11–12) and as Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. Professional passions: providing professional learning to colleagues, advocacy for the importance of teacher librarians in schools, and mentoring up and coming teacher librarians.

 

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

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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