Teacher Librarian K-6 Conference - Connection through Stories

Overview

This whole day conference will focus on the school library. Teacher librarians play a vital role in schools through their work with students encouraging them to read and explore texts. In addition teacher librarians support classroom teachers through their knowledge of available resources for classroom teaching. The focus of this conference is connection through stories.

There will be six sessions throughout the day and a variety of speakers. Mary-Ellen Betts, Jenny Williams and Sandra Rowan work as educational consultants in a number of NSW schools. Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder is an Australian author and Kate Colley will also present sessions. There will be an opportunity for a panel of teacher librarians to share what is happening in their schools.

Session 1: Unpacking the layers in a book
Presenter:
Jenny Williams

Session 2: Connecting to our history
Presenter:
Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder

Session 3: Interview: Introducing the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Presenters: Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder and Mary-Ellen Betts

Session 4: Cross Curriculum and connection to stories
Presenter:
Sandra Rowan

Session 5: What’s brand new?
Presenter:
Kate Colley

Session 6: What’s happening in the library with 3 current teacher librarians

Bringing it all together: Presenter:
Mary-Ellen Betts
Bringing the various threads of the day together and discussing where to next?

Accreditation

Completing a Teacher Librarian K-6 Conference will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Teacher Librarians K-6

Delivery

Six talks will be delivered during the day. There will be a panel of three current teacher librarians who will discuss what is happening in their libraries. The delivery is conference style

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