ALIA Schools Past PD Events

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2018

17 March 2018 - What does the 21st century school collection look like?

Keynote: Heather Bailie of the King David School - Presentation
Hope Do, Loyola College - Presentation
Maria Sartori, Taylors Hill Primary School - Presentation
Catherine Ryan, Wesbourne Grammar - Presentation

8 May 2018 - Webinar: "Reading for Students with learning difficulties"

Presented by Kellie-Jane Winer

25 August 2018 - Advocacy Matters!?!

Keynote: Sue McKerracher, ALIA, Presentation script notes

Presenters: Pru Mitchell, ACER, Budgeting for the school library collection

Anne Whisken, Carey Baptist Grammar, Model 1: Program budget

Anna Apfelstedt, Our Lady of Mercy College, Model 2: Allocated budget

30 October 2018 - Webinar - Curation od Open Digital Resources (especially STEM)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2017

October 2017 - Online Forum: Marketing and Promoting your School Library

26 August 2017 - How school libraries can improve engagement with the differentiated learner

Speaker : Julia Petrov - Using data to inform our reading programs

27 May 2017 - Reading : the escape route at Trinity College, Kew

Keynote : Fiona Wood
Panellists : Hope Do, Amanda Baker, Barb Brown, Wendy Keogh

1-5 May 2017 - Online forum – Teams in School Libraries

18 March 2017 - Making School Libraries Visible

Keynote : Tania Barry, Hume Libraries “Making your team visible” - Presentation
Panellists: Faye Jamieson, Killester College - Presentation

19 March 2017 - Seminar: 21 century resourcing: digital collection development 

Keynote – Prue Mitchell, ACER & Part 2

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2016

19 March 2016 - 21st century resourcing: digital collection development

Pru Mitchell - Presentation Part 1 & Part 2 
Karin Gilbert - 21st Century Collection Development presentation

21 May 2016 – Literature and Book Week with Jackie French (Keynote)

 

27 April-4 May Online forum: The  New Victorian Curriculum - Foundation to Year 10

 

20 Aug 2016 - Beyond the walls: online learning

Keynote – Kelly Gardiner SLV

12 September 2016 - Bringing it together: Digital curation

Kay Oddone – presentation
Alison Birchall – presentation
Sharon Hayes - presentation

21-28 October - Online Forum: Digital Citizenship

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2015

21 March - Seminar: Be the change: promoting your school library 

Keynote – Barry McGuren, Manager Business and Tourism Melbourne

Schools – Catherine Ryan, Westbourne Grammar School

Public Libraries – Anita Catoggio, Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Professional Development 2014 

March 15 - Advocacy with Evidence

Keynote – Untangling the evidence Ann Gillespie QUT Presentation 

Advocacy – Sandra Ryan and Kris Johnstone (ALIA Schools) 

Marketing your Library – Sue McKerracher (ALIA) 

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice – recommended reading 

Professional Development 2013 

March 16 - Seminar: App-iness: iPads and their use in the classroom 

This seminar covered the use of apps in the classroom and a library setting was explored. Workshop sessions catered for those who use a range of apps as well as those who are just beginning to explore this technology.

May 1-8 - Online forum: An app a day 

For more information on this online forum please visit our blog

June 4 - Seminar: Reading universally

Topics covered during the seminar included:

  • strategies for the promotion of reading & enriching literature experiences
  • display ideas, activities & strategies with this year’s Book Week theme
  • hearing from experts who are members of organisations promoting literature & literacy in schools & the wider community

September - 4-11 Online forum: The standards

For more information on this online forum please visit our blog

October 19 - Seminar: Exploring eWorlds 

This seminar discussed accessing and managing online resources, including ePlatforms for managing eBooks. 

  • Wheelers: Robyn Griffiths 
  • Overdrive: Anne Apfelstedt 
  • Bolinda: Kate Love 

eWorlds: (coming soon)

  • Stonnington Library Online Resources: Michelle Selby 

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Hume Library Online  Resources: Irene O'Neil 

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SCIS Education Services Australia: Pru Mitchell 

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Professional Development 2012 

March 17 - Seminar: Learning in a changing world: money matters to learning 

Learning in a changing world is a series of five books prepared by ALIA and ASLA and published by ACER to support teacher librarians and school libraries in the 21st century. This series will be the focus for professional learning during 2012

This morning seminar is for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for school library services. The authors of two of the books in the series will provide practical applications for:

  • Designing the learning environment
  • Resourcing for curriculum innovation

Seminar details: Information flyer

Presentations: (coming soon) 

Designing the learning environment: Dr. Susan La Marca 

Resourcing for curriculum innovation: Sandra Ryan 

June 2 - Seminar: Learning in a changing world: curriculum integration 

Learning in a changing world is a series of five books prepared by ALIA & ASLA published by ACER to support teacher librarians and school libraries in the 21st century. This series will be the focus for professional learning during 2012.

This morning seminar is for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for school library services. The author, Dr Ross Todd, will unpack his book titled, Curriculum Integration.

Guest Speaker: Dr Ross Todd Curriculum Integration Presentation

Seminar details: Information flyer

Presenters:

July 28 - Seminar: Reading in a changing world 

This morning seminar is for primary and secondary teacher librarians, as well as others who are responsible for school library services and/or engaging students in reading and developing a love of literature. Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge and author, David Metzenthen will be our guest speaker for the morning. 

Seminar details: Information flyer (coming soon) 

Presenter: David Metzenthen 

August 29- September 7 Online forum: 2012 National standards for teacher-librarians

The second online forum for 2012 will focus on how teacher-librarians can demonstrate that they are meeting the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s (AITSL) National Professional Standards for Teachers. Each weekday for the duration of the forum, a different standard shall be highlighted and participants invited to share examples of their practice that illustrate how they are currently meeting the standard and reflect on what else they could do in the future.

The online forum will be conducted via the ALIASchools Wiki

October 20 - Seminar: Learning in a changing world: connect, communicate, collaborate and virtual worlds 

Learning in a changing world is a series of five books prepared by ALIA and ASLA, which was published by ACER to support teacher librarians and school libraries in the 21st century. This series is the focus for ALIA Schools professional learning during 2012.

This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for school library services and/or engaging students in 21st century learning environments. Judy O’Connell, co-author of Connect, communicate, collaborate and Virtual worlds will unpack her two books from this series through lectures, a discussion and a hands on workshop. 

Keynote speaker: Judy O'Connell

Presentations:

Professional Development 2011 

March 19 - Seminar: Positives and pitfalls of eBooks and eReaders 

This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for providing school library services:

  • How do we navigate the eBook landscape?
  • How do we best integrate them into the curriculum and library?

Seminar details: Information Flyer

Keynote speaker: Kerrie Smith, Executive Officer at Education Services Australia

Presentations:

June 4 - Seminar: A world of stories: a reading environment

This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary teacher librarians as well as others who are responsible for providing school library services. The seminar will provide participants with:

  • strategies for the promotion of reading and the enrichment of literature experiences
  • display ideas, activities and strategies with this year's Book Week theme: One world, many stories.
  • hearing from experts who are members of organisations promoting literature and literacy in schools and the wider community.

Seminar details: Information flyer 

Keynote speaker: Suzanne Thwaites, Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA), Victorian National Judge.
Presentation: 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Awards

Session speakers: Sue McKerracher and Donna Dowling, ALIA's 2012 National Year of Reading
Presentation: Love2Read ALIA Schools

August 27 - Seminar: Positives & pitfalls of eBooks & eReaders

This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for providing school library services It is a repeat of one offered in March 2011

  • How do we navigate the eBook landscape?
  • How do we best integrate them into the curriculum and library? 

Seminar details: Information Flyer

Keynote Speaker: Kerrie Smith, Executive Officer at Education Services Australia

Presentations: Please refer to the presentations links from the March 19 Conference.

August 27- September 11 Online forum: Positives, perils and pitfalls of eBooks and eReaders

This year our online forum is titled: Positives, perils and pitfalls of eBooks and eReaders. This is a result of a half day seminar held in March and repeated in August of this year. Participants were keen to continue their discussion on this intriguing topic. To aid the discussion ALIA Schools has set up a wiki page. You are cordially invited to join this wiki and actively engaging in the dialogue. Kerrie Smith, who was the keynote speaker, has indicated that she would be happy to join the discussion too, as well as many of the guest speaker who were on the panel.

To join the wiki simply go to our ALIASchools wiki. On the left of the homepage is the heading 'Join this Wiki'. Click on this and follow the prompts. To be part of the discussion, select 'Discussion' tab and read the entries and post your comments. Simple really.
 

October 22 - Seminar: ARM(E) yourself with strategies for best practice: accountability, reflection, maximizing effectiveness

This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary teacher librarians, and others who are responsible for providing school library services:

  • How do we ensure that we meet the standards required by the V.I.T.?
  • What can we do to become an essential part of learning and education for now and in the future?

Seminar details: Information flyer 

 

Professional Development 2010
February 13 - Seminar: Collection on a knife ($$) edge

A morning seminar for primary & secondary teacher-librarians with an interest in collection development: budgeting, policy and evaluation for both digital and print resources. The focus was on how to get value for the dwindling dollar and how to assess and evaluate what to purchase. 

Presenters: Dr. Jan Murray and Dr. Mary Carroll

Presentation: The Balanced Collection 2: Managing your collection in the electronic environment

Seminar details: Information flyer (coming soon) 

19-24 April Online forum: The Australian Curriculum 

Discussion will focus on the Australian Curriculum and its implications for the teacher librarian. A rep from ACARA will be our guest facilitator. Online discussions are open to ALIA Schools e-list members only. To join the e-list click here. 

May 22 - Seminar: Across the story bridge....connecting readers

This is a morning seminar for those with an interest in promoting reading and enriching literature experiences especially focused on this year's Book Week theme. Target audience is primary & secondary teacher librarians as well as other teachers and school library technical support staff.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Susan La Marca A view from the bridge: creating a reading culture
Author talk: Archie Fusillo

Seminar Details: Information flyer 

August 11-18 Online forum: eReaders and eTexts: skilling up core skills and attributes

Online discussions are open to ALIA Schools e-list members only. To join the e-list click here. 
 

October 23 - Seminar: The Australian curriculum – opportunities for teacher librarians 

This is a morning seminar for primary and secondary teacher librarians and others who are responsible for providing school library services:

  • How the Australian curriculum offers opportunities to position yourself within the school
  • How do we resource change?

Keynote speaker: Lynne Redley, Curriculum Manager ACARA.
Presentation: 

Session speakers: Kris Johnstone, Head of Library and Information Services, Sacre Coeur
Presentation: 

Anne Chowne, Teacher Librarian

Presentations:

  • Sandra Ryan, Head of Library, Santa Maria College
  • Kim Yoemans, Teacher Librarian, St Martin of Tours Primary School
  • Judy Wilkes, Director of Library Services, Xavier College

Seminar details: Information flyer