Wednesday, 16 September 2020
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Go Wild this 2020 CBCA Book Week – Curious Creatures are Welcome
with Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University


Book Week, just like the year of 2020, is different – with a new date in October and a webinar that’s a bit different too – no lockdown into categories for these great books! Teacher librarians, teachers, English teachers – anyone who loves children’s literature – should come along and grab some wild ideas.


Jennie will present her personal (untamed) thoughts on the shortlisted titles from a thematic rather than a category perspective. Alongside these will be suggestions on what to do with them! A wealth of web links relating to the books, their creators, supporting resources and the curiously wild theme will be shared and also available digitally after the session. Participants will find their curiosity sated and are sure to go wild over some of the great stories and ideas that will be shared on the night.


Participants will gain:

  • An overview of the shortlisted titles across the award categories
  • An understanding of the applicability of individual titles for different audiences and purposes
  • Inspiration and suggestions for sharing the books to students and colleagues
  • Guidance in sourcing relevant resources and connecting strategies to the Curriculum
  • Suggestions for electronic resources to support individual titles and Book Week celebrations
  • Access to an electronic compilation of links shared during the session.

Jennie’s passion for children’s literature has spanned a lifetime – as a reader, teacher and teacher librarian. Her current endeavours as an adjunct lecturer with Charles Sturt University, social media editor for the CBCA Tasmania and occasional reviewer keeps here immersed in children’s literature. She finds that there is always another great book to read and favourite to talk about. She would love you to join the conversation and escape with her on the webinar journey.


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


For New South Wales:


Completing Go Wild this 2020 CBCA Book Week 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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