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

Student development of independent strategies for information use and wide reading
with Dr Anne Whisken, Consultant

 

[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]

 

We often talk in school libraries about information literacy and wide reading as being separate and different teaching and learning programs.

 

This session presents the idea that a focus on the learning experiences associated with each reveals common elements. If students are to function as effective independent information users and as independent wide readers, they need to develop their own individual repertoires of information strategies and wide reading strategies. The findings of my PhD suggest that development of these independent sets of strategies involves learning activities in which teachers and teacher librarians model expert information use or wide reading habits and engage with students as reflective users of information or as reflective wide readers. This expert and reflective information use and wide reading teaching needs to be seen as the responsibility of all teachers across the curriculum, working with teacher librarians who ensure that resource collections and spaces support best practice programs.

 

This presentation will look at the role of school libraries in developing the programs, spaces and collections to enable student development of individual strategies for information use and wide reading success.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • A transformed view of the holistic practices, policies and programs required for students to develop the global competencies of independent strategies for information use and wide reading.
  • The view that no matter what your budget or school attitude, there are changes you can make to support student development of their own individual strategies for information use and wide reading success.
    o How would you define the strategies required for each of information use and wide reading?
    o What are the pedagogies you will use with teachers for the development of these strategies?
    o What programs should be in place to achieve this?
    o How can you arrange your spaces to achieve these goals?
    o How can you arrange your information and wide reading resources for best outcomes?

Anne Whisken has studied and worked in the library field for many decades, chiefly in school libraries. Her research journey has mostly involved action research to inform library practice and design, including a PhD completed at Charles Sturt University in 2020. She used the qualitative methodologies of multiple case study and Participatory Action Research (PAR) to investigate ways that teachers might use Informed Learning ideas to close the gap between information literacy education theory and practice.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teacher networks and broader communities

 

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Saturday, 20 February 2021
9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Brisbane time (AEST) Non-member registration $165.00 for this virtual, interactive event. Register here.

Talent, Team, Timeliness: Leveraging Your Strengths for Success [Virtual one-day workshop]
with Karen Bonanno, Educator and Youth Coach, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the start time for this event in your time zone, e.g. NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS = 10.00 am, QLD = 9.00 am, SA = 9.30 am, NT = 8.30 am, WA = 7.00 am.]

 

How will you prepare for your education year in 2021? As educators and homeschoolers navigate the ever-changing learning scenarios that are needed to support students, kids (and parents) during the pandemic, it is important to stop and consider the unique attributes you bring as you embrace and prepare for the changes in how learning will happen.

 

In this one-day interactive, virtual workshop you will:

  • Identify your ‘Genius Smarts’ and unique skill set.
  • Explore multi-modal learning combinations & blended learning scenarios.
  • Identify your ‘Zone of Genius’ to be more productive (and fulfilled).
  • Engage in learning challenges and reflections on learning.
  • Discover the unique formula for building a professional network (team).
  • Align your talent, passion and purpose.

Karen Bonanno is an Educator & Youth Coach and an accredited Global Genius Educator with Genius School, helping tweens, teens and young adults identify their natural talents and capabilities to help them explore how they can use their strengths to transform their lives. She is also involved in the training of educators who have a desire to be involved in the Genius School education movement. She is an educator with over 40 years’ experience working in government and non-government schools, professional associations and private enterprise. She is also a recognised professional learning provider for Australian K-12 teachers.

 

For all States and Territories:
This virtual event addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
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, 22 February 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane Non-member registration $30.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Connection, Collaboration and Community in your School Library [Replay]
Content presented by Bel Cameron, Teacher Librarian, Maclean High School

 

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As vital spaces in our schools, Teacher Librarians foster whole school connections, collaborate and connect with their communities.

 

In this webinar discover simple, fun and affordable ideas, projects and whole-school approaches to enhancing whole school community collaboration and wellbeing. Explore budget solutions using critical and creative thinking for transforming libraries, such as coordinating a chicken fashion parade, or connecting your school across the globe with Percy the World Travelling Pom Pom or meteorites that land in neighbouring primary schools. Finally, appreciate the impact of origami and how one piece of paper can engage your whole school community supporting learning about cultural perspectives, inquiry, and wellbeing.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Designing library spaces on a minimal budget
  • Supporting collaboration with students, staff, local and global communities
  • Linking creativity and community to enhance wellbeing, creativity and learning
  • Innovative practice incorporating QR Codes, Padlet and Web Design

Belinda Cameron, teacher librarian at Maclean High School on the North Coast, enjoys researching and designing collaborative spaces and projects that support local and global community connections. With a focus on whole-school collaboration, technology and project-based learning, coupled with her obsession with origami, she has advocated for her profession to a broad range of national and international audiences. As a professional writer for the Department of Education, she has shared her work for SCAN, ACCESS and for the Students Need School Libraries campaign.

 

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

 

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

 

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Commencing 1 March 2021
Interactive Masterclass times to be advised Registration fee and how to apply coming soon

Teachers with Purpose [Micro-course & Interactive Mastermind Classes]
with Karen Bonanno, Educator and Youth Coach, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd

 

More information will be coming soon on how to register for this unique and personally powerful virtual event in 2021.

 

A 5-week virtual professional learning program, commencing 1st March 2021.

 

During the Teachers with Purpose micro-course and interactive mastermind classes, Karen will share with you valuable insights into increasing your value and relevancy as a teacher.

 

Throughout the short course you will have the opportunity to embrace new learnings, maintain relevancy and job security in the school community by:

  • identifying your natural strengths, talents and capabilities (your ‘pedagogical gifts’);
  • gaining insight into the future world of work and the skills your students will require to be successful;
  • exploring future learning scenarios and the impact on students learning and engagement;
  • learning how to form dynamic school teams; and
  • identifying goals to align with your purpose and develop an inspiring action plan.

During the 5 weeks you will have access to:

  • a self-paced, module-based online learning program. You will be able to progress through the 5 modules at your own pace.
  • information, resources and templates to support your learning journey.
  • a weekly, live 1-hour mastermind session with Karen where we will discuss the content and dive deep into how you can successfully apply your learnings.
  • a private Teachers with Purpose community (+ ongoing access to this community space beyond the 5-week program).
  • Bonus sessions with guest educators.

Karen Bonanno is an Educator & Youth Coach and an accredited Global Genius Educator with Genius School, helping tweens, teens and young adults identify their natural talents and capabilities to help them explore how they can use their strengths to transform their lives. She is also involved in the training of educators who have a desire to be involved in the Genius School education movement. She is an educator with over 40 years’ experience working in government and non-government schools, professional associations and private enterprise. She is also a recognised professional learning provider for Australian K-12 teachers.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course.

More information will be coming soon on how to register for this unique and personally powerful virtual event in 2021.

 

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

Reflections on Remote Learning with a Global Student Cohort
with Karen Bonanno, Global Genius Educator, Genius 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]

 

During 2020 we all had to change the way we delivered learning experiences for kids. The buzz word ‘pivot’ was heard across multiple environments, not just education.

 

As a Global Genius Educator, Karen was involved in a number of learning programs that had to be moved swiftly (and effectively) to a virtual learning environment and experience for pre-teens and teens. Some of these virtual learning programs were over a few days and others were spread over several weeks.

 

This webinar is a reflection on the design, preparation, delivery and evaluation of these virtual learning experiences with a global student cohort.

 

Karen will share some of the core principles she used in designing and delivering remote learning across different time zones. She will also share teaching and learning strategies used to facilitate this virtual teaching and learning delivery.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Consider 5 core principles of remote learning
  • Explore practical applications
  • Design learning opportunities
  • Apply strategies to your work environment

Karen Bonanno has been working in the education sector for over 40 years and has been a virtual edupreneur for over a decade. As a provider of professional learning for K-12 educators, Karen has delivered professional learning across a range of platforms for educators, and, more recently, delivered remote learning experiences for teens globally.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teacher networks and broader communities

 

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

 

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Wednesday, 19 May 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

A Journey to Information Fluency
with June Wall, Library Coordinator

 

Information fluency is a further development from information literacy. In this session, participants will learn about one journey towards embedding information fluency I schools. As part of this journey, the various aspects of information fluency will be discussed.

 

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define information fluency as it pertains to their school context.
  • Outline teaching strategies and skills leading to information fluency.
  • Draft a plan for their school to develop information fluent students.

June Wall is the Library Coordinator at the NSW Department of Education and an adjunct lecturer at Charles Sturt University. Previously June has worked as a consultant in technology, libraries and elearning as well as teacher quality for various education sectors. June is originally a primary teacher, then secondary teacher and teacher librarian at both primary and secondary levels for government, catholic and private schools. June has also worked in a small special library and tertiary library. She is passionate about ensuring teacher librarians are recognised as unique expertise in the school addressing curriculum outcomes through information literacy.

 

 

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