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ASLA 2011 October conference in Sydney

Register today so you don’t miss out on tapping into the collective
knowledge and expertise of colleagues @ ASLA XXII Biennial Conference in
Sydney, 2-5 October –

Looking for research on teacher librarians as evidence-based practitioners
or research that supports reading?
Wanting to explore using innovative technologies in your library to improve
learning outcomes and engage students?
Do you find the prospect of resourcing the national curriculum a bit
Do you need to know more about using persuasive texts in the classroom?
Maybe you are interested in engaging students in collaborative writing and
even tossing in a bit of technology to spice things up.

These are just some of the questions that will be answered for you in the
workshops and sessions that follow the conference themes You will get to
spend time during the conference working through the topic and drawing on
the knowledge and expertise of the presenter or presenters.

Pru Mitchell’s workshop on Resourcing a 21st century curriculum will
consider the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in the context of
school libraries. It will consider what priorities face teacher librarians
and school leadership teams in ensuring the school library successfully
supports learners and teachers in selecting, organising and facilitating
access to curriculum resources at the school level.

A team of teacher librarians from Queensland – Kristine Cooke, Cathy Oxley,
Helen Stower and Anne Weaver – will workshop Collaborative Writing. They
initiated a collaborative project to foster creative writing in Year 8
students involving two boys’ and two girls’ schools.

Be inspired by….
Camilla Elliott from Mazenod College, Vic who will explore Library team 2.0:
innovations, enablers, inhibitors
Isobel Williams from Ogilvie High School, Tasmania who will discuss the
results of a trial of eBooks and eBook readers to help address Are eBooks
for you?
Mr Jeremy LeBard at ReadCloud will present the world’s first social eReading
software designed for schools where educators and students can share
multimodal annotations within eBooks. This innovation turns the eBook into a
place for discussion, collaboration, social learning and exploration through
embedded learning tools, resulting in an entirely new way of learning.
Mr Ian McLean from Penrith Public School, NSW will share how you can
transform an old portable library into a fresher, more efficient, inviting
and innovating workspace and eventually a new BER library.
Ann Gillespie from Queensland will address the topic, Profiling teacher
librarians as evidence based practitioners and share the research that
investigates the nature of evidence-based practice as it applies to teacher
librarians in Australia.
Ms Marita Thomson from The King’s School will consider the large body of
research and best practice literature on readers’ advisory or reader
development. The session will describe protocols which help adults talk to
teens about books and develop skills in helping them to find what they want
to read.
Mrs Cathy Oxley from Brisbane Grammar School will explore the use of mobile
technologies in libraries …. Mobile technology is increasingly becoming
the preferred method of internet access by teenage users, and what better
way for libraries to be perceived as useful and relevant than to provide
instant, online, 24/7 access to reliable information using this technology?

And there is more, so check out the program @
Follow the developments of the conference –!/asla2011
Register today to secure your spot at the conference.
What a difference a school library

Karen Bonanno
Executive Officer
Australian School Library Association Inc.
PO Box 155, Zillmere Queensland 4034 Australia!/ASLA_National


July 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Events for July 2011

A reminder there is a Networking meeting at Thirroul Primary, Thursday 28th July at 4pm. Primary T/Ls will share bookweek ideas & secondary T/Ls will have a sharing meeting/discuss SPC staffing paper. There will be a dinner afterwards at one of Thirrouls many restaurants.

There is also a Planning meeting Thursday 21st July, 4pm at the Novotel. This is to discuss the next conference content etc. All are welcome to attend.

Diane Ridley

July 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

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