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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