Thursday, 26 July 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST Registration $20.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

‘Find Your (Story) Treasure this Book Week’
with Megan Daley, Teacher Librarian, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School & Director at Children’s Books Daily.


[Note: 50% your registration fee will be donated to the CBCA Gift Fund, which will help fund educational, research and philanthropic projects that help CBCA keep giving the gift of literature and literacy to Australia’s children.]


Australia has an incredibly diverse, vibrant and fabulous children’s literary community which produces some of the most outstanding children’s books in the world and the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards recognise some of this exceptional talent each year. This webinar provides a personal overview of the shortlisted titles in each category and pathways to supporting resources to enrich the reading experience and provide inspiration for the 2018 theme, ‘Find Your Treasure’. Book Week celebrations provide the perfect opportunity to have books shine as treasures and Megan will share a wide range of innovative online and offline activities, many aligned with the curriculum, which will transform your library for one of those weeks in the year that libraries truly shine.


This webinar is relevant for primary and secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff, as well as anyone with an interest in children’s literature and the wonders of Book Week. Participants will gain:

  • An overview of the shortlisted titles across the award categories
  • Understanding of suitability of titles for various age ranges
  • Inspiration and suggestions for sharing the books to students and colleagues
  • Guidance in sourcing relevant resources and connecting strategies to the Curriculum
  • Awareness of electronic resources to support individual titles and Book Week celebrations
  • Access to an electronic list of the websites and their URLs to facilitate easy access after the Webinar.

Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and sharing it with young and old alike. She blogs about all things literary, library and tech at Children’s Books Daily. Megan is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and was recently awarded the Qld Teacher Librarian of the Year by The School Library Association of Queensland. In late 2017 she was awarded the national Dromken Librarians Award, presented at the State Library of Victoria. Megan has a non fiction book on reading development and reading in the digital age, aimed at parents and educators, due out with University of Qld Press (UQP) in early 2018. Megan is a former National Vice President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a judge on the Queensland Literary Awards and an editor for the Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Book Week publication. Megan writes academic journal articles and newsy pieces for online and print parenting magazines espousing the virtues of quality children’s literature. Each month she is the guest on the ‘BookWorms’ show on 612ABC radio and she regularly presents at conferences and literary events. She is on the Qld chapter of the board of the Australian Children’s Laureate and the Publications Committee of the National Library of Australia.


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


In addition:


Completing Find Your (Story) Treasure this Book Week 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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