Wednesday, 23 October 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Great Summer Reads from the 2019 Kid’s Reading Guide
with Pauline McLeod, Children’s and YA Literature Consultant, Riverbend Books

 

[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]

 

This webinar is most relevant for primary and secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff and for those who have an interest in children’s and young adult literature. Each year the Australian Bookseller Association produces its prestigious Kids’ Reading Guide. This guide is circulated around Australia amongst schools, libraries and bookstores, with highly recommended books for children. Pauline McLeod is a member of the panel of leading Australian booksellers who annually select and review all the upcoming titles for the summer period, and in this webinar she will introduce you to the titles in this 32 page guide.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Enhance your knowledge of current and forthcoming quality literature across age groups from babies, picture books, junior readers, middle grade readers, teen fiction and non-fiction titles.
  • Highlight Australian books and their creators
  • Identify literature that is engaging to readers for pleasure

Pauline McLeod is the Children’s and YA Literature Specialist at Riverbend Books, Bulimba. She is a Teacher-Librarian and former English and History teacher. Pauline has an MA in Children’s Literature and Graduate Diplomas in Secondary Education and Teacher-Librarianship. She has a special interest in YA fiction and is passionate about promoting and encouraging Australian stories. Pauline was the judge for 2019 of the Older Reader’s category of the CBCA awards. She is a Committee Member of LoveYA for the Brisbane Writer’s Festival and involved in creating the Kid’s Reading Guide.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

 

For New South Wales:

 

Completing Great Summer Reads from the 2019 Kid’s Reading Guide will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (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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Monday, 28 October 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $25.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Your Mental Health Mattters
with Jo Stevens, Co-Owner, The Zen Zone

 

[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]

 

In order to live a higher quality life, maintaining optimal wellness is key. Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a process of change and growth towards a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle. Everything we feel and do relates to our well-being and directly affects our actions and emotions. Applying wellness in your everyday life will allow you to achieve your full potential and live with passion and purpose. The Zen zone is a personal awakening that encourages you to be your very best, in all areas of your life.

 

This webinar will focus on:

  • The importance of taking care of your own mental health
  • Practical tools to help reduce stress
  • Why laughter is so important

Jo is a mother of two, a wife, sister, friend and business owner. Like most women, Jo wears many hats and has learnt to juggle everyday life alongside a business. As a former defence force wife, Jo understands the stress on family life when your partner is away for extend periods of time. For 6 years Jo worked casual as a Teacher Aide in a Special School and believes that everyone is ‘special’ in their own little way, it is just that some are more noticeable than others! Jo’s goal is to empower both men and women to take control of their mental health.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course.

 

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Teaching Students to be Critical Online Learners
with Fiona Sharman, Teacher Librarian, Roseville College

 

[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]

 

In a ‘post-truth’ world, it is more important than ever to equip students with the critical thinking skills they need to make reasoned judgments about online news and social media content. During this session, Fiona will share how her school library responded to its concern about the preparedness of students to use reasoning to reach informed conclusions about what they read or view online. This includes a focus on ‘Fake News’, the increasing sophistication of ‘native advertising’, the viral nature of Social Media news stories, and the corruptibility of online image and video content.

 

Inspired by a 2016 Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) study, Roseville College developed its own three-year action research project that emulated SHEG’s study and adapted year 7 Information Literacy lessons to build student capacity to be critical online learners. Fiona will discuss this action research journey, its findings and suggest digital tools and lesson ideas that can be adopted to build your students’ skills as critical online learners.

 

After attending, participants will:

  • Develop their understanding of how to effectively measure students’ critical thinking skills in regards to online news, advertising and social media content
  • Gain access to Roseville College’s full 3 year action reports, graphs and methodology
  • Be provided with examples of how to create meaningful lessons that encourage critical thinking and develop student online information skills
  • Discover some emerging technologies that are specifically designed to analyse various social media content for reliability, authenticity and source provenance

Fiona Sharman is an English/History/Sociology teacher who now works as a qualified Teacher-Librarian. She is passionate about teaching critical thinking skills and enjoys supporting all students to develop their ability to engage in higher order thinking in their learning. When not at school, Fiona loves visiting family in the country, horse riding, sailing and generally escaping from the city!

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

 

For New South Wales:

 

Completing Teaching Students to be Critical Online Learners will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (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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Monday, 18 November 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST (Brisbane time) Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Library as ‘Third Space’ in the School: Supporting Academic & Emotional Well-being in the School Community [Replay]
Content presented by Lori Korodaj, Teacher Librarian, Lake Tuggeranong College, ACT

 

[If you missed this webinar that was held earlier in the year, you can catch the replay on Monday, 18 November 2019. 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]

 

What previous attendees had to say:
‘This webinar was very useful as we are planning our ‘new’ library to be built within the next 2 years. Lots of wonderful ideas for our new library as we are in the planning phase now.’
‘Great ideas for support structures for staff and students. Even with a small library I can see how I could apply some of these.’
‘There were points of advocacy with both new staff and students that I had not considered. I’ve put them on my to-do list now.’
‘I like the idea of drop-in modules running during lunch on a buy-in basis.’
‘I look forward to exploring the links and resource folder that Lori provided’
‘I like the idea of supporting students through tutoring, homework help and makerspaces/STEM/’

 

Beyond day to day service provision, teaching of information and digital literacy skills, and resource transaction, the school library is often a ‘safe space’ for our students and even our staff (teaching & administration). During this session, Lori will explore the concepts of school library as ‘third space’ and supporter of ‘social capital’, and pinpoint those who may access the library in this way. Along the way, she will also explore how the teacher librarian and members of the library team take part in creating this supportive space (in school and in a virtual environment) and provide practical examples/scenarios from her own school library space and practice.

 

After attending, participants will:

  • understand the concept of ‘the third space’/’social capital’ and how it looks in a school library and in a virtual school library space.
  • take away ideas for leading this concept within your own school library.
  • be able to share considerations for embedding the school library as a third space across your entire school community – with school leadership and the student wellbeing team.

Lori is a teacher librarian practitioner with over 20 years of experience in Australia and overseas, in school (K-12) and public libraries. Lori is currently teacher librarian at an ACT senior secondary college (Yr 11-12) and Adjunct Lecturer for the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She has represented her profession as President of ASLA ACT, as director on the ASLA National Board, and as a member of ASLA’s ACCESS Editorial project team. Lori has written for Australian Teacher Magazine and ACCESS and has delivered professional learning at ASLA conferences and via webinar. Professional passions: providing professional learning to colleagues, advocacy for the importance of teacher librarians in schools, educational technology, and mentoring up and coming teacher librarians.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

 

For New South Wales:

 

Completing Library as ‘Third Space’ in the School will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (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, 4 December 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

E3 = Embedding, Engaging and Enduring
with June Wall, Library Coordinator, NSW Department of Education

 

[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]

 

The future of teacher librarians and the role we play within learning in the school should be bright as the various needs of an ever-changing curriculum depend on our skill set.

 

However, is this the case in your school? Our role as a TL is more complex than before. In this session, 3 differentiators will be discussed for you to consider for your future.

  • The rise of different learning frameworks and processes.
  • How do we connect with students to enable their learning?
  • How do we become more resilient in the face of change?

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a range of learning frameworks or processes that will suit their school needs.
  • Use scaffolds provided to develop these learning processes further.
  • Develop an understanding of a core toolkit of teaching strategies to enable access for student learning.

June Wall is the Library Coordinator for the NSW Department of Education and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She was previously an independent Consultant, eLearning and Libraries. She has been a teacher at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a professional development and education consultant, Head of Department, Head of Teaching and Learning, special librarian, teacher librarian, President of ASLA, President of SLANSW and computer coordinator in the government and non-government sectors for over 40 years. While June is focused on developing and maintaining future focused school libraries, her passion is in digital learning and the critical role teacher librarians can play in the development of student learning.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources

 

For New South Wales:

 

Completing E3 = Embedding, Engaging and Enduring will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (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.

 

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

 

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