Professional Learning Archive

Here you will find a list of completed Syba Academy Courses. Many of these courses and programs can be run on demand in your school or for your next network meeting. Please contact us for more information.


Designing a Digital Citizenship Program for your School | SYDNEY (Workshop)

14-Mar-2016
328.90

Details

A one day workshop facilitated by Lyn Hay.
Date: Monday 14th March 2016
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: SYDNEY
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 incl GST)
Course code: SYBDCC004
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)

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A one-day workshop with Lyn Hay exploring ways teachers can integrate digital citizenship knowledge and skills across learning areas of the Australian Curriculum to meet the specific needs of their school community.

This workshop is designed to provide teachers, teacher librarians, curriculum and e-learning coordinators with an opportunity to interrogate the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills outcomes across learning areas and general capabilities for each year level.

Participants will be introduced to the breadth of these understandings and skills using Ribble’s (2011) nine elements. These include: digital access, digital commerce, digital communication, digital literacy, digital etiquette, digital law, digital rights and responsibilities, digital health and wellness, and digital security.

It is expected that participants undertake an audit of Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skills in either one learning area across year levels, or across a number of learning areas for one year level, as part of the hands-on component of the workshop.

School teams of 2-5 participants are encouraged to enrol as their school’s Digital Citizenship Working Party. This can lead to a school planning and implementing a school based program to effectively address their community’s digital citizenship issues and challenges.

Upon completion of this seminar, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • Define digital citizenship;
  • Devise an analytical framework using the nine elements of digital citizenship to evaluate their school context;
  • Identify a range of digital citizenship issues and challenges; and
  • Analyse the Australian Curriculum for digital citizenship knowledge and skill-based outcomes within learning areas and across year levels; and
  • Identify strategies for teaching digital citizenship knowledge and skills to students.

Further Studies:

Upon completion of this workshop participants can gain credit for 10 additional hours of QTC Registered PD when enrolling in Syba Academy’s Digital Citizenship CLiP program (SYBDCC005). Completion of SYBDCC005 also qualifies participants to enrol in Syba Academy’s online extension course, Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership (SYBDCC003).


Accreditation:

For Proficient Teachers



Completing the series of three School Libraries 101 workshops will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

School Libraries 101 | Managing the School Library (Workshop A) | SYDNEY

22-Feb-2016
275.00

Details

A one-day workshop facilitated by Lyn Hay.
Date: Monday 22nd February, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location:SYDNEY
Registration Fee:
$250.00 ($275.00 GST incl) for workshop A
Course code: SYBSL101A
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)

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The School Libraries 101 program involves a series of one day workshops to support those teachers, library support staff and parents who are responsible for running a school library and do not have any library or teacher librarianship training.

These workshops introduce participants to the basics of managing a school library, with each workshop focusing on a different aspect of the school library program. They are designed to be very practical in nature, presenting a range of examples of effective practice, along with demonstrations of technical processes and tasks.

Participants can either register for an individual workshop that specifically addresses an aspect of the school library they need help with, or you can register to attend the entire series, or devise your own personal learning program based on a selection of workshop topics.

Workshops are presented by leaders and experts in school library practice and program content is presented and/or approved by Syba Academy's Head of Professional Learning Lyn Hay.

Participants are provided with notes and handouts for future reference.


Managing the school library (Workshop A)

Wednesday 18 November, 2015
SYDNEY

This workshop begins by introducing the role of the school library in supporting teaching, learning and resourcing needs of the school community, providing an overview of the roles and responsibilities of school library staff and volunteers to effectively run a school library. During this session participants will explore the layout and design of school library spaces to support different programs and activities.

This workshop is highly practical, participants will be introduced to principles and practices of managing a school library collection to best meet the needs of students and teachers, including how to assess the collection for resource gaps; selection of resources; weeding a collection; developing a collection plan or policy; ordering, cataloguing, labeling and shelving processes; and managing borrowing and stocktaking.


Other workshops in this series:

Supporting reading and literacy development and Designing school library displays and planning special events (Workshop B)
Monday 27th June, 2016

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Searching, seeking and navigating online resources (Workshop C)
Monday 15th August, 2016

Read more »
Register now for the series of three workshops »

To register for Workshop A | Managing the school library | Monday 22nd February, continue to the form below.


Rethinking the Collection: Principles and Practice for 21C School Libraries | SYDNEY

16-Nov-2015
328.90

Details

A one-day seminar with Lyn Hay & leading practitioners.
Date: Monday 16th November, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Waterview Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, SYDNEY
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) 


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A one day seminar with Lyn Hay and a panel of leading practitioners including Jason Saikaly, Barker College, Sydney and Anne Whisken, Carey Baptist College, Melbourne exploring new ways of designing school library collections to support access and learning.

Many Australian schools have designed a new library facility, or refurbished an existing school library building, in the past few years. With this has come a re-imagining of the school library as a flexible learning space featuring open plan design, moveable furniture, with a focus on resource and learning zones to accommodate greater diversity in library programs and services. This shift has also been reflected across the library sector in general, with public, state and academic libraries rethinking how they provide space and collections to best support the needs of their communities.

As users respond to the evolution of library facility design, their perceptions and expectations of what a library has to offer, and their preferences for interacting with collections and services are also evolving. This has resulted in teacher librarians rethinking the way they organise, display and provide access to multi-format collections of print and digital resources, arfefacts, equipment and devices. Issues such as genrefication, ‘ditching Dewey’, using Australian Curriculum codes, QR codes, app-enabled portals for digital information provision, and drawing upon bookstore and retail models to re-arrange physical collections and spaces, are just a few of the trends currently impacting on the evolution of the 21C school libraries.

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to key issues and trends currently influencing new ways of designing school library collections to support access and learning.
  • Examine research on the evolution of user behaviour, and resource classification and arrangement, in 21C libraries.
  • Examine how publishing industry standards and bookstore design are informed by patron behaviour, and what school libraries can learn from these.
  • Understand the implications of Australian Curriculum learning areas, content codes, cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities for collection arrangement, access and use in schools.
  • Be introduced to a range of approaches to collection organisation, display and access in 21C library design by leading practitioners.
  • Examine recent changes in SCIS genre and subject heading standards, and the implications of these for school library collection design.
  • Explore the implications of ‘rethinking the collection’ within the context of collection management policy, process, and practice.

For Proficient Teachers



Completing seminar Rethinking the Collection: Principles and practice for 21C School Libraries will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2 and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Testimonials

"The Rethinking the Collection seminar is highly relevant to school libraries... Not only did the presenters have expertise in the genrefication process, they presented with warmth and humour. The seminar content was well researched and I have walked away not only feeling inspired but also with a practical plan in place of how to approach this practice. Thank you Syba Academy for a well-rounded day."

"It was relevant, it presented a number of different ideas and points of view. It has inspired me to change. I appreciate the availability of presenters slide so that I could spend lots of time listening. I still wrote notes, but not many."

"I came away with lots of things to think about and how we can make more of a statement with our library and how to encourage reading and a love of literature through some reorganising of the physical collection. thanks for some great thought provoking ideas."

"I loved the logical progression of the sessions throughout the day and the quality of the presenters. The food and the venue were very good."

"Solid practice examples backed by theory."

------ Participants Melbourne, February 2015


Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change | CANBERRA

19-Jun-2015
328.90 296.01

Details

A one-day educational summit with Shannon M Miller.
Date: Friday 19th June, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: CANBERRA
Accreditation:
- NSW Institute of Teachers at Proficient Teacher Level
- Teacher Quality Institute ACT at Graduate, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Level 

Registration Fee:
$269.10 (296.01 GST incl) SLANSW Members
$299.00 (328.90 GST incl) Non-Members


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Shannon is a passionate advocate for librarianship, student empowerment, and the use of technology and social media in education. Last year she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and among many other projects and achievements she is also the founder of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice Blog. If you want to find out more about Shannon and her many roles and achievements you can see her full speaker bio or check out our recent interview with her.



Recent developments in technology, media and communication haven’t just changed the rules, they have changed the game! It is an exciting time to be an educator! Shannon Miller passionately believes that the library plays an integral role leading these shifts and at the Connected Educator Summit she will show you how.Shannon brings her vast experience and savvy style to the Connected Educator Summit 2015. She is going to take participants on an inspiring, fun and creative adventure!


Who should attend:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals
  • Movers and Shakers

What should I expect?

The seminar is going to be energetic, inspiring and practical! Shannon McClintock Miller will explore how the changes in education and within the library offer new opportunities for creative, collaborative, and innovative learning experiences in your school community and beyond!

Seminar participants will…

  • Be inspired to be a leader of change in your educational space.
  • Learn how to use multiple apps to achieve curriculum outcomes and bring creativity and collaboration to your whole school community!
  • Master exciting new digital tools and social networks to create, collaborate, and connect learners with each other, and others around the world.
  • Gain insight into the Maker movement and how to apply these theories and concepts practically in their own schools.
  • Expand their network and learn about how, as connected educators they can bring innovative and enriching experiences to themselves and their students, teachers, and school communities.

Special note!

To get the most out of the seminar we encourage you to bring your own device, this will make exploring the applications and digital tools a whole lot more fun!

For Proficient Teachers



Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change | SYDNEY

15-Jun-2015
328.90 296.01

Details

A one-day educational summit with Shannon M Miller.
Date: Monday 15th June, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: L'Aqua, Rooftop Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, SYDNEY
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers at Proficient Teacher Level
Registration Fee:
$269.10 (296.01 GST incl) SLANSW Members
$299.00 (328.90 GST incl) Non-Members


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Shannon is a passionate advocate for librarianship, student empowerment, and the use of technology and social media in education. Last year she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and among many other projects and achievements she is also the founder of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice Blog. If you want to find out more about Shannon and her many roles and achievements you can see her full speaker bio or check out our recent interview with her.



Recent developments in technology, media and communication haven’t just changed the rules, they have changed the game! It is an exciting time to be an educator! Shannon Miller passionately believes that the library plays an integral role leading these shifts and at the Connected Educator Summit she will show you how.Shannon brings her vast experience and savvy style to the Connected Educator Summit 2015. She is going to take participants on an inspiring, fun and creative adventure!


Who should attend:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals
  • Movers and Shakers

What should I expect?

The seminar is going to be energetic, inspiring and practical! Shannon McClintock Miller will explore how the changes in education and within the library offer new opportunities for creative, collaborative, and innovative learning experiences in your school community and beyond!

Seminar participants will…

  • Be inspired to be a leader of change in your educational space.
  • Learn how to use multiple apps to achieve curriculum outcomes and bring creativity and collaboration to your whole school community!
  • Master exciting new digital tools and social networks to create, collaborate, and connect learners with each other, and others around the world.
  • Gain insight into the Maker movement and how to apply these theories and concepts practically in their own schools.
  • Expand their network and learn about how, as connected educators they can bring innovative and enriching experiences to themselves and their students, teachers, and school communities.

Special note!

To get the most out of the seminar we encourage you to bring your own device, this will make exploring the applications and digital tools a whole lot more fun!

For Proficient Teachers



Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change | MELBOURNE

12-Jun-2015
328.90

Details

A one-day educational summit with Shannon M Miller.
Date: Friday 12th June, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Training Choice, 50 Queen St, MELBOURNE
Accreditation: Aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Registration Fee:
$299.00 (328.90 GST incl)


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Shannon is a passionate advocate for librarianship, student empowerment, and the use of technology and social media in education. Last year she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and among many other projects and achievements she is also the founder of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice Blog. If you want to find out more about Shannon and her many roles and achievements you can see her full speaker bio or check out our recent interview with her.



Recent developments in technology, media and communication haven’t just changed the rules, they have changed the game! It is an exciting time to be an educator! Shannon Miller passionately believes that the library plays an integral role leading these shifts and at the Connected Educator Summit she will show you how.Shannon brings her vast experience and savvy style to the Connected Educator Summit 2015. She is going to take participants on an inspiring, fun and creative adventure!


Who should attend:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals
  • Movers and Shakers

What should I expect?

The seminar is going to be energetic, inspiring and practical! Shannon McClintock Miller will explore how the changes in education and within the library offer new opportunities for creative, collaborative, and innovative learning experiences in your school community and beyond!

Seminar participants will…

  • Be inspired to be a leader of change in your educational space.
  • Learn how to use multiple apps to achieve curriculum outcomes and bring creativity and collaboration to your whole school community!
  • Master exciting new digital tools and social networks to create, collaborate, and connect learners with each other, and others around the world.
  • Gain insight into the Maker movement and how to apply these theories and concepts practically in their own schools.
  • Expand their network and learn about how, as connected educators they can bring innovative and enriching experiences to themselves and their students, teachers, and school communities.

Special note!

To get the most out of the seminar we encourage you to bring your own device, this will make exploring the applications and digital tools a whole lot more fun!

For Proficient Teachers



Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change | ADELAIDE

10-Jun-2015
328.90

Details

A one-day educational summit with Shannon M Miller.
Date: Wednesday 10th June, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: ADELAIDE
Accreditation: Aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl)

Download PDF » Register now »

Shannon is a passionate advocate for librarianship, student empowerment, and the use of technology and social media in education. Last year she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and among many other projects and achievements she is also the founder of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice Blog. If you want to find out more about Shannon and her many roles and achievements you can see her full speaker bio or check out our recent interview with her.

Recent developments in technology, media and communication haven’t just changed the rules, they have changed the game! It is an exciting time to be an educator! Shannon Miller passionately believes that the library plays an integral role leading these shifts and at the Connected Educator Summit she will show you how.Shannon brings her vast experience and savvy style to the Connected Educator Summit 2015. She is going to take participants on an inspiring, fun and creative adventure!


Who should attend:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals
  • Movers and Shakers

What should I expect?

The seminar is going to be energetic, inspiring and practical! Shannon McClintock Miller will explore how the changes in education and within the library offer new opportunities for creative, collaborative, and innovative learning experiences in your school community and beyond!

Seminar participants will…

  • Be inspired to be a leader of change in your educational space.
  • Learn how to use multiple apps to achieve curriculum outcomes and bring creativity and collaboration to your whole school community!
  • Master exciting new digital tools and social networks to create, collaborate, and connect learners with each other, and others around the world.
  • Gain insight into the Maker movement and how to apply these theories and concepts practically in their own schools.
  • Expand their network and learn about how, as connected educators they can bring innovative and enriching experiences to themselves and their students, teachers, and school communities.

Special note!

To get the most out of the seminar we encourage you to bring your own device, this will make exploring the applications and digital tools a whole lot more fun!

For Proficient Teachers



Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Connected Educator Summit 2015 | Be the change | PERTH

08-Jun-2015
328.90 218.90

Details

A one-day educational summit with Shannon M Miller.
Date: Monday 8th June, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: The Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, PERTH
Accreditation: Aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Registration Fee: Non-Members: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) 
AISWA Libraries Members: $199.00 ($218.90 GST incl)

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Shannon is a passionate advocate for librarianship, student empowerment, and the use of technology and social media in education. Last year she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and among many other projects and achievements she is also the founder of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice Blog. If you want to find out more about Shannon and her many roles and achievements you can see her full speaker bio or check out our recent interview with her.



Recent developments in technology, media and communication haven’t just changed the rules, they have changed the game! It is an exciting time to be an educator! Shannon Miller passionately believes that the library plays an integral role leading these shifts and at the Connected Educator Summit she will show you how.Shannon brings her vast experience and savvy style to the Connected Educator Summit 2015. She is going to take participants on an inspiring, fun and creative adventure!


Who should attend:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals
  • Movers and Shakers

What should I expect?

The seminar is going to be energetic, inspiring and practical! Shannon McClintock Miller will explore how the changes in education and within the library offer new opportunities for creative, collaborative, and innovative learning experiences in your school community and beyond!

Seminar participants will…

  • Be inspired to be a leader of change in your educational space.
  • Learn how to use multiple apps to achieve curriculum outcomes and bring creativity and collaboration to your whole school community!
  • Master exciting new digital tools and social networks to create, collaborate, and connect learners with each other, and others around the world.
  • Gain insight into the Maker movement and how to apply these theories and concepts practically in their own schools.
  • Expand their network and learn about how, as connected educators they can bring innovative and enriching experiences to themselves and their students, teachers, and school communities.

Special note!

To get the most out of the seminar we encourage you to bring your own device, this will make exploring the applications and digital tools a whole lot more fun!

For Proficient Teachers



Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

** AISWA Libraries members please select partner organisation member on the form below to access the discount rate.

Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum (Workshop) | ADELAIDE

01-May-2015
438.90

Details

A one-day hands-on workshop with Lyn Hay
Date: Friday 1st May, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Adelaide
Price: $399 (plus GST)
Accreditation: Aligned to AITSL National Teaching Standards

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This full day hands on workshop is designed to provide teacher librarians and teachers with the capacity to resource specific topics of the Australian Curriculum by creating customised collections of digital resources using a range of content curation tools.

Seminar participants will be:

  • introduced to content curation principles and practices
  • introduced to the features and functionality of a range of curation tools
  • provided with step-by-step guidance in creating and managing curation accounts
  • guided through the curation process while building a customised collection of digital resources for an Australian Curriculum topic

This course requires a minimum of 20 registered delegates to run (This course is confirmed and will run on Friday 1st May). Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction. 


Guided Inquiry Design for the Australian Curriculum: Putting it into Practice | CANBERRA

27-Mar-2015
328.90 296.01

Details

A one day seminar with Lyn Hay.
Date: Friday 27th March, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Canberra
Accreditation:
- NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)
- Teacher Quality Institute ACT at Graduate, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Level
Registration Fee:
$269.10 ($296.01 GST incl) SLANSW Members
$299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) Non-Members

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The new Australian Curriculum requires students to develop skills and understandings as critical inquirers of their world across a number of learning areas. In other words, inquiry underpins disciplinary thinking. Guided Inquiry is an instructional framework designed to support students while engaging in inquiry learning tasks.

This one-day seminar focuses on Guided Inquiry unit design for teacher librarians and school based TL-teacher teams. Participants will be provided with an overview of the Guided Inquiry Design framework and a range of digital tools to support student inquiry. Delegates will be presented with a series of practical examples of GI unit design. In the afternoon session delegates will be given the opportunity to Analyse the Australian Curriculum for inquiry learning opportunities within one or more learning areas and designing a GI unit for implementation in your school. This session is facilitated to ensure greater interaction and feedback.

This seminar is designed for teacher librarians, heads of library, classroom teachers, school principals and instructional learning teams. While we encourage you to being a colleague who will be collaborating with you on Inquiry units you will also benefit from attend on your own and be grouped with other teacher librarians.

SLANSW Members receive a 10% discount off registration fees for this seminar. Members please select 'Partner Organisation Member' below.


An Action Research Solution to the Evidence-based Practice Puzzle | BRISBANE

20-Mar-2015
328.90

Details

A one-day seminar with Carol Gordon.
Date: Friday 20th March, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: BRISBANE
Accreditation: Aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) 

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This course is also available in Adelaide on Wednesday 18th March.


I like to see the most productive of questions get born out of laughter, and the most frustrating of brick wall give way to an idea that has been there all along. (Duckworth, 1986)

Dr. Gordon’s model focuses on problems in instructional practices in the school library. It is a toolkit of evidence-based practice teaching methods, analog and digital tools, and analytical strategies that help educators tell the story of their everyday teaching. Adapted for Guided Inquiry, Dr. Gordon’s model uses the action research spiral to make connections between students’ curriculum- and information-based inquiry learning and educators’ reflective, action research-based teaching. Gordon’s model is based on the idea that educators can be empowered by collaborative instruction situated in a recursive cycle of reflection and action. Discussion focuses on how student work generates evidence. Pedagogies such as authentic learning and assessment, the Information Search Process, the concept of intervention in information processing, design thinking, and problem-based learning present contexts for gathering evidence. In order to conceptualize action research in a context Dr. Gordon will pose the question of how these methods relate to creating effective teaching and learning environments in the school library and classroom.


An Action Research Solution to the Evidence-based Practice Puzzle | ADELAIDE

18-Mar-2015
328.90

Details

A one-day seminar with Carol Gordon.
Date: Wednesday 18th March, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: ADELAIDE
Accreditation: Aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) 

Download PDF » Register now »

This course is also available in Brisbane on Friday 20th March.


I like to see the most productive of questions get born out of laughter, and the most frustrating of brick wall give way to an idea that has been there all along. (Duckworth, 1986)

Dr. Gordon’s model focuses on problems in instructional practices in the school library. It is a toolkit of evidence-based practice teaching methods, analog and digital tools, and analytical strategies that help educators tell the story of their everyday teaching. Adapted for Guided Inquiry, Dr. Gordon’s model uses the action research spiral to make connections between students’ curriculum- and information-based inquiry learning and educators’ reflective, action research-based teaching. Gordon’s model is based on the idea that educators can be empowered by collaborative instruction situated in a recursive cycle of reflection and action. Discussion focuses on how student work generates evidence. Pedagogies such as authentic learning and assessment, the Information Search Process, the concept of intervention in information processing, design thinking, and problem-based learning present contexts for gathering evidence. In order to conceptualize action research in a context Dr. Gordon will pose the question of how these methods relate to creating effective teaching and learning environments in the school library and classroom.


School Library Association NSW State Library Day | Let's Make it Happen! | SYDNEY

14-Mar-2015
328.90 296.01

Details

A one-day seminar featuring; Lyn Hay, Aaron Blabey & Carol Gordon.
Date: Saturday 14th March, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Location:State Library NSW
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers at Proficient Teacher Level
Registration Fee:
$269.10 ($296.01 GST incl) SLANSW Members
$299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) Non-Members

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Join Aaron Blabey, Carol Gordon and Lyn Hay for the SLANSW State Library Day 2015!!!

The theme for this seminar and the 2015 Professional Learning Program is “Let’s Make It Happen!” In keeping with the theme this seminar is a call-to-arms to the NSW school library profession to focus on professional learning in 2015 that educates and empowers them to develop a school library program that actively and visibly contributes to student achievement. Being able to provide local evidence of how one’s school library impacts student learning has been a challenge for many teacher librarians. This requires the development of knowledge and skills in not just building evidence (gathering and analysing school-generated data), but strategically documenting and disseminating this evidence at the local, regional, state and national level. This seminar is designed to expand your professional knowledge, skills and commitment as an educator and information specialist.

What are your goals for 2015? What new aspects of your role as a teacher librarian do you need to develop?

Keynote by Aaron Blabey 

Be inspired by Aaron Blabey as he shares everything he is passionate about; literacy, picture books and his title The Brothers Quibble selected for ALIA's National Simultaneous Story time 2015.

Action Research Guru Carol Gordon

What are the problems in your instructional practice? Where is the evidence that can inform your teaching decisions? Dr. Gordon explores an action research model that is a tool of evidence-based practice. Using systematic inquiry and the action research cycle, Dr. Gordon sets the stage for you to tell your story as you identify critical problems, generate provoking questions, and collect and analyse the rich evidence embedded in your teaching.


** SLANSW members please select partner organisation member on the form below to access the discount rate.

Rethinking the Collection: Principles and Practice for 21C School Libraries | MELBOURNE

27-Feb-2015
328.90

Details

A one-day seminar with Lyn Hay & Kevin Hennah.
Date: Friday 27th February, 2015
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: MELBOURNE
Accreditation: Aligned to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl) 


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A one day seminar with Lyn Hay, Kevin Hennah and a panel of practitioners exploring new ways of designing school library collections to support access and learning.

Many Australian schools have designed a new library facility, or refurbished an existing school library building, in the past few years. With this has come a re-imagining of the school library as a flexible learning space featuring open plan design, moveable furniture, with a focus on resource and learning zones to accommodate greater diversity in library programs and services. This shift has also been reflected across the library sector in general, with public, state and academic libraries rethinking how they provide space and collections to best support the needs of their communities.

As users respond to the evolution of library facility design, their perceptions and expectations of what a library has to offer, and their preferences for interacting with collections and services are also evolving. This has resulted in teacher librarians rethinking the way they organise, display and provide access to multi-format collections of print and digital resources, arfefacts, equipment and devices. Issues such as genrefication, ‘ditching Dewey’, using Australian Curriculum codes, QR codes, app-enabled portals for digital information provision, and drawing upon bookstore and retail models to re-arrange physical collections and spaces, are just a few of the trends currently impacting on the evolution of the 21C school libraries.


Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum (Workshop) | ADELAIDE

19-Nov-2014
438.90

Details

A one-day hands-on workshop with Lyn Hay
Date: Wednesday 19th November, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Adelaide
Price: $399 (plus GST)
Accreditation: Aligned to AITSL National Teaching Standards

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This full day hands on workshop is designed to provide teacher librarians and teachers with the capacity to resource specific topics of the Australian Curriculum by creating customised collections of digital resources using a range of content curation tools.

Seminar participants will be:

  • introduced to content curation principles and practices
  • introduced to the features and functionality of a range of curation tools
  • provided with step-by-step guidance in creating and managing curation accounts
  • guided through the curation process while building a customised collection of digital resources for an Australian Curriculum topic

This course requires a minimum of 20 registered delegates to run. Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction. 


SLANSW & Syba Academy present...Cultural Weeding Workshop with Kevin Hennah | MINTO

12-Nov-2014
220.00 110.00

Details

A one-day course with Kevin Hennah
Date: Wednesday 12th November, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Location: South Western Sydney Region
Sarah Redfern High School, Minto
Price: 
$100 (plus GST) SLANSW Members
$200 (plus GST) Non-Members
Accreditation: No. This course can be used towards teacher-identified professional learning.
This seminar is brought to you by School Library Association in partnership with Syba Academy.
** SLANSW supports members with a $100 subsidy when registering for this course.

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This Cultural Weeding workshop will fuse the best initiatives Kevin Hennah has found in his 10 years travelling internationally with his own ideas on what needs to change in order for libraries to remain relevant.

Kevin will explore:

  • The role of a contemporary school library
  • Strategies to help print compete with new technologies
  • Building on Dewey/exploring genre-driven layout
  • Innovations in signage
  • Contemporary display and marketing ideas
  • Creating independent and collaborative workspaces
  • Seating solutions for the various functions of a contemporary library
  • Image overhauls at all budget levels
  • Smart library design & renovation initiatives


SLANSW & Syba Academy present...Cultural Weeding Workshop with Kevin Hennah | BEECROFT

11-Nov-2014
220.00 110.00

Details

A one-day course with Kevin Hennah
Date: Tuesday 11th November, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Location: Beecroft
The Children's Bookshop (Seminar Room)
Price: 
$100 (plus GST) SLANSW Members
$200 (plus GST) Non-Members
Accreditation: No. This course can be used towards teacher-identified professional learning.
This seminar is brought to you by School Library Association in partnership with Syba Academy.
** SLANSW supports members with a $100 subsidy when registering for this course.

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This Cultural Weeding workshop will fuse the best initiatives Kevin Hennah has found in his 10 years travelling internationally with his own ideas on what needs to change in order for libraries to remain relevant.

Kevin will explore:

  • The role of a contemporary school library
  • Strategies to help print compete with new technologies
  • Building on Dewey/exploring genre-driven layout
  • Innovations in signage
  • Contemporary display and marketing ideas
  • Creating independent and collaborative workspaces
  • Seating solutions for the various functions of a contemporary library
  • Image overhauls at all budget levels
  • Smart library design & renovation initiatives


NATLA & Syba Academy present... Integrating Inquiry Learning & Web 2.0 into the Australian Curriculum | NEWCASTLE

17-Sep-2014
218.90

Details

A one-day seminar with Lyn Hay
Date: Wednesday 17th September 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Newcastle
Price: $199 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)
Seminar Partner: Newcastle Area Teacher Librarian Association


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The recent adoption of the Australian Curriculum highlights the challenge for teachers is making linkages between learning areas. This can be achieved through the implementation of an inquiry-based learning approach, where students are encouraged to make connections between what they have learned in one subject to another. This ensures a more holistic approach to students’ learning between subjects and across year levels throughout their school life. It helps students develop skills of transference (Herring 2011), consolidates their learning across the curriculum, and develops their capacity as self-directed and self-motivated learners.

Seminar participants will:

  • Be introduced to a range of approaches to inquiry across disciplines, including models, strategies and practices.
  • Identify elements of inquiry learning within the learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curricular priorities of the Australian Curriculum.
  • Examine a range Web 2.0 technologies that can be used to support inquiry learning tasks.
  • Explore the role of students, teachers, teacher librarians (and others) as part of an inquiry learning team.
  • Design a new inquiry unit of work, or revise an existing curriculum unit into an inquiry unit to support Australian Curriculum.

This seminar is designed for primary and secondary teacher-librarians, librarians, teachers and executives. We encourage you to bring along a colleague who will be partnering with you in implementing Australian Curriculum units.

Accreditation



New Literacies for Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers SYDNEY

14-Aug-2014
328.90 296.01

Be challenged and transformed by world-leading visionary educator Will Richardson.

Date: Thursday 14th August, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Venue: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Partner organisations receive 10% off registration fee
- School Library Association NSW
- CEO Sydney Southern Region
Group Discounts available. Contact us.
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to  AITSL National Standards for Teachers (see below for details).


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The Web is changing the way we learn, the way we define an education, and the way we think about work, all of which has huge implications for our children. Those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. Evidence of these new literacies can be found in the new Australian Curriculum, and teachers need to explore ways to effectively integrate these into their classroom. In this seminar, Will Richardson examines the pedagogical shifts in education required to help students develop as networked, self-directed learners and makers, and provides participants with the opportunity to plan for change as a connected educator.

Participants can expect to:

  • rethink schooling within the context of our students’ futures, who need to survive and flourish in a fast changing, networked and connected world
  • reflect on their own practice as self-directed learners and connected educators
  • explore the new literacies that students require to function effectively as networked, self-directed learners and makers
  • examine their own teaching practice to better model these new literacies
  • envision and design new classrooms, schools and practices to fully serve networked, self-directed learners and makers
  • develop a 5 days-5 months-5 years plan for changing personal learning practice.

This seminar is designed for classroom teachers (primary and secondary), directors of e-learning and learning technology coordinators, curriculum coordinators, teacher librarians, and assistant/deputy and school principals.


Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum (Workshop) | SYDNEY

06-Aug-2014
438.90

Details

A one-day hands-on workshop with Lyn Hay
Date: Wednesday 6th August, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.45pm
Location: Training Choice, Sydney CBD
Price: $399 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)

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This full day hands on workshop is designed to provide teacher librarians and teachers with the capacity to resource specific topics of the Australian Curriculum by creating customised collections of digital resources using a range of content curation tools.

Seminar participants will be:

  • introduced to content curation principles and practices
  • introduced to the features and functionality of a range of curation tools
  • provided with step-by-step guidance in creating and managing curation accounts
  • guided through the curation process while building a customised collection of digital resources for an Australian Curriculum topic

This course requires a minimum of 20 registered delegates to run. Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction. 

Accreditation



Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum (Workshop) | CANBERRA **FULL - Please contact us to be put on the waiting list

25-Jul-2014
438.90

Details

A one-day hands-on workshop with Lyn Hay
Date: Friday 25th July, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.45pm
Location: Canberra
Price: $399 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)

Teacher Quality Institute ACT

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This full day hands on workshop is designed to provide teacher librarians and teachers with the capacity to resource specific topics of the Australian Curriculum by creating customised collections of digital resources using a range of content curation tools.

Seminar participants will be:

  • introduced to content curation principles and practices
  • introduced to the features and functionality of a range of curation tools
  • provided with step-by-step guidance in creating and managing curation accounts
  • guided through the curation process while building a customised collection of digital resources for an Australian Curriculum topic

This course requires a minimum of 20 registered delegates to run. Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction. 

Accreditation



Curating Digital Collections for the Australian Curriculum (Workshop) | MELBOURNE **confirmed**

23-Jul-2014
438.90 395.01

Details

A one-day hands-on workshop with Lyn Hay
Date: Wednesday 23rd July, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Melbourne
Price: $399 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)

Syba Academy is a registered provider with TQI ACT - This course has been submitted for accreditation.

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This full day hands on workshop is designed to provide teacher librarians and teachers with the capacity to resource specific topics of the Australian Curriculum by creating customised collections of digital resources using a range of content curation tools.

Seminar participants will be:

  • introduced to content curation principles and practices
  • introduced to the features and functionality of a range of curation tools
  • provided with step-by-step guidance in creating and managing curation accounts
  • guided through the curation process while building a customised collection of digital resources for an Australian Curriculum topic

This course requires a minimum of 20 registered delegates to run. Class sizes will be capped at 30 to ensure individual instruction. 

Accreditation



PMBW & Syba Academy present... Integrating Inquiry Learning & Web 2.0 into the Australian Curriculum | PARRAMATTA

23-Jun-2014
218.90 148.50

Details

A one-day seminar with Lyn Hay
Date: Monday 23rd June, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.35pm
Location: Novotel Paramatta, 350 Church St, Parramatta
Price:
PMBW Members: $135 (plus GST)
Non-Members: $199 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)
Seminar Partner:

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The recent adoption of the Australian Curriculum highlights the challenge for teachers is making linkages between learning areas. This can be achieved through the implementation of an inquiry-based learning approach, where students are encouraged to make connections between what they have learned in one subject to another. This ensures a more holistic approach to students’ learning between subjects and across year levels throughout their school life. It helps students develop skills of transference (Herring 2011), consolidates their learning across the curriculum, and develops their capacity as self-directed and self-motivated learners.

Seminar participants will:

  • Be introduced to a range of approaches to inquiry across disciplines, including models, strategies and practices.
  • Identify elements of inquiry learning within the learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curricular priorities of the Australian Curriculum.
  • Examine a range Web 2.0 technologies that can be used to support inquiry learning tasks.
  • Explore the role of students, teachers, teacher librarians (and others) as part of an inquiry learning team.
  • Design a new inquiry unit of work, or revise an existing curriculum unit into an inquiry unit to support Australian Curriculum.

This seminar is designed for primary and secondary teacher-librarians, librarians, teachers and executives. We encourage you to bring along a colleague who will be partnering with you in implementing Australian Curriculum units.

Accreditation



The Australian Curriculum: Developing a Guided Inquiry and Web 2.0 Approach | Melbourne

30-May-2014
328.90 296.01

Details

Date: Friday 30th May, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.45pm
Location: Melbourne
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)
Partner Organisation:


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A one day seminar with Lyn Hay.

With the first phase of the Australian Curriculum approved by education ministers, this seminar is a timely opportunity to equip yourself with the skills required to identify opportunities for developing a Guided Inquiry and Web 2.0 approach to the National Curriculum. Delegates will evaluate their schools curriculum needs and design a new Guided Inquiry unit of work to support the National Curriculum outcomes. Delegates will find a wealth of new information, innovative ideas and best practices to put to use in their own libraries.

This seminar is designed for; teacher librarians, heads of library, classroom teachers, school principals and instructional learning teams.

Seminar participants will:

  • Analyse the National Curriculum for inquiry learning opportunities
  • Explore Guided Inquiry as an instructional framework for implementing the National Curriculum
  • Examine the potential applications of Web 2.0 technologies to support inquiry learning
  • Evaluate their school’s curriculum needs within the context of the National Curriculum
  • Design a new GI unit of work, or revise an existing curriculum unit into a GI unit to support National Curriculum outcomes


The Australian Curriculum: Developing a Guided Inquiry and Web 2.0 Approach | Adelaide

28-May-2014
328.90 296.01

Details

Date: Wednesday 28th May, 2014
Time: 9.00am - 3.45pm
Location: Adelaide
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Accreditiation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)

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A one day seminar with Dr Ross J Todd and Lyn Hay.

With the first phase of the Australian Curriculum approved by education ministers, this seminar is a timely opportunity to equip yourself with the skills required to identify opportunities for developing a Guided Inquiry and Web 2.0 approach to the National Curriculum. Delegates will evaluate their schools curriculum needs and design a new Guided Inquiry unit of work to support the National Curriculum outcomes. Delegates will find a wealth of new information, innovative ideas and best practices to put to use in their own libraries.

This seminar is designed for; teacher librarians, heads of library, classroom teachers, school principals and instructional learning teams.

Seminar participants will:

  • Analyse the National Curriculum for inquiry learning opportunities
  • Explore Guided Inquiry as an instructional framework for implementing the National Curriculum
  • Examine the potential applications of Web 2.0 technologies to support inquiry learning
  • Evaluate their school’s curriculum needs within the context of the National Curriculum
  • Design a new GI unit of work, or revise an existing curriculum unit into a GI unit to support National Curriculum outcomes


Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections | BRISBANE

24-Mar-2014
328.90

Details

Date: Monday 24th March,2014
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Merivale St, South Brisbane
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Accreditation: NSW Institute of Teachers to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details)

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A one day seminar with Lyn Hay & Pru Mitchell brought to you by Syba Academy in partnership with Schools Catalogue and Information Service (SCIS), Brisbane Catholic Education and Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Education.

The introduction of the Australian Curriculum in schools across the states and territories is placing significant demands on school communities to adequately resource this new curriculum.

Every teacher and every student in our classrooms today need access to a diverse range of quality resources to support teaching and learning programs.

This seminar is designed to provide school communities with the capacity to develop and manage a customised, quality, multi-format collection of resources to support the breadth of content of English, Mathematics, Science and History across year levels, as well as support the teaching of the seven General Capabilities and the integration of three Cross-curriculum priorities.

Seminar participants will:

  • Understand resourcing implications for the Australian Curriculum.

  • Examine research on literacy development and student achievement using edevices & eresources.

  • Discover a diverse range of e book providers/resources available and compare access policies and issues including contracts, licensing, digital rights management, budgeting, ownership models, flexibility & diversity.

  • Be introducted to a range of Web 2.0 curation tools and provides examples of school library curation sites.

  • Explore the new standard for resource description and access (RDA) and what this means for school libraries.

  • Consider future directions for search, and challenges of managing e-resources.


Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections | CANBERRA

21-Mar-2014
328.90

Details

Date: Friday 21st March, 2014
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: The National Library, Parkes Pl, Canberra, ACT
Price: $299 (plus GST)
Accreditiation:
NSW Institute of Teachers (Proficient Teacher)
Teacher Quality Institute ACT (Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher)

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A one day seminar with Lyn Hay & Pru Mitchell brought to you by Syba Academy in partnership with Schools Catalogue amd Information Service (SCIS).


The introduction of the Australian Curriculum in schools across the states and territories is placing significant demands on school communities to adequately resource this new curriculum.

Every teacher and every student in our classrooms today need access to a diverse range of quality resources to support teaching and learning programs.

This seminar is designed to provide school communities with the capacity to develop and manage a customised, quality, multi-format collection of resources to support the breadth of content of English, Mathematics, Science and History across year levels, as well as support the teaching of the seven General Capabilities and the integration of three Cross-curriculum priorities.

Seminar participants will:

  • Understand resourcing implications for the Australian Curriculum.

  • Examine research on literacy development and student achievement using edevices & eresources.

  • Discover a diverse range of e book providers/resources available and compare access policies and issues including contracts, licensing, digital rights management, budgeting, ownership models, flexibility & diversity.

  • Be introducted to a range of Web 2.0 curation tools and provides examples of school library curation sites.

  • Explore the new standard for resource description and access (RDA) and what this means for school libraries.

  • Consider future directions for search, and challenges of managing e-resources.