Wednesday, 20 February 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Creating Infographics Using Microsoft Tools
with Brendan Kelly, Digital Media Officer and Cathy Oxley, Director of Information Services, Brisbane Grammar 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]

 

Data is playing an ever-increasing role in everything we want to learn about or improve. Traditionally, we sought out statistics to help us understand data. This method no longer sufficiently caters to the needs of the 21st century information interpreter. Infographics are the evolution of statistical data or information when enhanced through visual symbology to effect clearer and more rapid cognition of information. They make information sharing more potent and effective.

 

Infographics need not be solely the domain of the digital content creator. This session will explore some of the free tools that can be used to assist creators to make infographic objects, but more importantly, users will learn how to create compelling infographic media using typical software they have likely been using since before the turn of the century!

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Understand the importance, relevance and impact infographics can have when displaying information
  • Gain knowledge of a range of free infographic creation resources that can be accessed
  • Create infographic elements using standard Microsoft applications.

Brendan Kelly has enjoyed working across a range of academic and public libraries for the last fifteen years culminating in finding his dream job in digital media for one of the best performing schools in Australia. He works with teaching staff to enhance their capacity to create and deliver high quality digital learning resources as well as directly with students to increase their digital literacy skills. The unique and very special link between library services and education delivery and outcomes motivates his passion to explore meaningful ways to integrate technology into the mix.

 

Cathy Oxley has worked as a teacher librarian for nearly 30 years in both primary and secondary schools and, since 2009, has been Director of Information Services at Brisbane Grammar School, overseeing the three libraries at the school. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally during this time at many conferences and events and has also written articles for various library journals including ACCESS, Synergy, and International Information & Library Review. She has been a member of the Queensland School Library Association Brisbane sub-committee for nearly 20 years, with the last six years as President. In 2017 she was awarded Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year.

 

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm AEDT, Sydney, Australia Register now to secure your virtual seat for this live webinar

Specialist Library Supply for Australian Schools
with Paul du Temple, Managing Director, Wheelers Books

 

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Public libraries work with specialist library suppliers because they save them time and money when compared to supply from book retailers. Wheelers now offers these same library terms, tools and services to school libraries. Deep discounts, international price comparison, SCIS records managed, book covering, freephone customer service, a range of library specific website features, automatic school account, and more.

 

This webinar will describe tools and features available to you.

 

Wheelers Books is a specialist library and school library supplier, providing access to a world-wide database of books through its specialist library website. Wheelers also provides ePlatform, the very popular eBook/Audiobook platform.

 

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Monday, 18 March 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $20.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Great Reads for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Students: Young Adult Age Appropriate Texts for 11-14 Age Group replay
With Pauline McLeod, Children’s and YA Literature Specialist, 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 upper primary and lower secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff and for those who have an interest in children’s and young adult literature. Recommending books categorised as Young Adult literature can be difficult for both teachers and parents and the “recommended” reading ages in publisher’s blurbs are highly unreliable. Books that are age appropriate for a year 11 student may not be appropriate for a year 7 student but are all categorised as “Young Adult”. As a supplier of texts to many high schools the years 7-9 is the age group that Pauline receives the most queries about for advice about suitability, language, content and themes. During the webinar Pauline will introduce participants to some new titles that deal with complex issues and themes but are targeted at the 11-14 years age group.

 

Participation in this webinar will assist teachers to:

  • Select the most recent texts aimed at the 11-14 years age group for classroom teaching purposes.
  • Be aware of new authors writing for this age group.
  • Identify literature that is engaging to readers for pleasure and also for bookclubs
  • Reacquaint themselves with some classic texts for this age group and find comparable texts to match with or replace old favourites.

Pauline McLeod is the Children’s and YA Literature Specialist at Riverbend Books, Bulimba. A Teacher-Librarian and former English and History teacher, for over a decade Pauline was a coordinator of UQ Library’s award winning school outreach program UQL Cyberschool. She 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. In 2015 Pauline was awarded the ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children’s Bookselling. Pauline is a current judge for 2019/2020 of the older reader’s category of the CBCA awards.

 

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 Young Adult Age Appropriate Texts for the 11-14 Age Group 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, 20 March 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

An Introduction to the 2019 Notables of the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
with Pauline McLeod, Children’s & YA Literature Specialist, Riverbend Books and CBCA Judge.

 

[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 secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff and for those who have an interest in children’s and young adult literature. During the webinar Pauline will introduce participants to the 20 texts that have been selected as Notables in the 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Older Readers. Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling. Ages 13-18 years (NB: These books are for mature readers)

 

Participation in this webinar will assist teachers to:

  • Enhance your knowledge of current quality literature for the Older Reader Category.
  • Highlight Australian books and their creators.
  • Celebrate the 2019 announcement of the CBCA Notables for Older Readers.
  • Identify literature that is engaging to readers for pleasure.

Pauline McLeod is the Children’s and YA Literature Specialist at Riverbend Books, Bulimba. She has worked as a teacher-librarian and English and History teacher. Pauline was formerly a coordinator of UQ Library’s UQL Cyberschool. She 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. In 2015 Pauline was awarded the ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children’s Bookselling. Pauline is a current judge for 2019 of the Older Reader’s category of the CBCA awards. She is also a Committee Member of LoveYA for the Brisbane Writer’s Festival.

 

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  An introduction to the 2019 Notables of the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers 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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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.

 

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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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