Professional Learning Opportunities April 2023
I’m not sure about you, but as we head into April I am ready for school holidays. Maybe after a week of sleep, I’ll be ready to dive into some professional learning to reignite my creativity and excitement for the term ahead. Happy learning.
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Webinars and videos
Autistic Friendly Learning: How to make the library a haven for autistic students (and everyone else)! – ASLA with Kate Foster – April 5, 2023 7:30pm AEST- $20 members.
Building Reading Resilience – SLA with Simone Nixon – April 18, 2023 10am, £25.
Rethinking Collection Organization with Kelsey Bogan – Demco – April 27, 2023 4pm ET – free.
Wellness in Design Webinar – Raeco – video recording from March 2023
SCIS are offering a range of on-demand training videos on subject headings, genre, digital collections and more.
Spotlight New Hampshire – School Librarians United
Developmental Bibliotherapy – School Librarians United with Judith Wakeman
Empowering Learning Through ChatGPT and AI: Insights from School Librarians – School Library Podcast Engaging and Empowering School Libraries
Classroom Read-Aloud Novels – Your Kid’s Next Read podcast
Books and book lists
Check out these amazing displays from @Libralicious
Some of my library displays this year. A good display works wonders – increasing borrowing massively and starting important conversations with students #librarylife #LibraryTwitter #library #books #readingforpleasure #read @OldfieldSchool pic.twitter.com/Y2X6p7flUO— Libralicious (@LibraliciousL) March 25, 2023
The CBCA have released the Book of the Year Shortlist for 2023
I love that ALIA Graphic and Comics are creating their own shortlist. Check them out – Notable Australian Graphic Novels of 2022 – The Shortlist.
Articles and Blog posts
2022 School Library Survey Report Australia and New Zealand – Softlink.
Improving Teacher and Student Engagement Through Creativity – Carl Hooker, featuring Martha Bongiorno.
Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Lucas Maxwell, Glenthorne High School Library
School Library Month: Make Your Librarians Feel Valued This April – Emily Horn, TechNotes
Running a Successful Dungeon Con – Lucas Maxwell, Glenthorne High School Library
How Reading for Pleasure Can Tackle Poverty – Eadaoin Lynch, Scottish Book Trust
Addressing Problematic/Harmful Books in the School Library – Kelsey Bogan, Don’t You Shush Me
A new purpose statement for ALIA – ALIA Blog
Want more professional learning?
Check out my professional learning series or have a look through last month’s professional learning list.
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