Professional Learning Opportunities January 2024
Happy New Year. Welcome to 2024. I hope it is an exciting, yet calm, rewarding and fruitful year for you. A new month and a new year means new professional learning opportunities and I have an excellent list of articles, podcasts, booklists and more for you. It seems people have been creating and reflecting in these last few months.
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AI in Education podcast with Dan Bowen and Ray Fleming
The School Librarian Learning Network podcast. New episodes include Information Literacy and Vision Boards
Your chance to contribute to the School Librarians United podcast collaborative episodes. January – Hills I’ll Die On (submissions close 20th Jan, 2024), February – Purchases I Regret (submissions close 17th Feb, 2024). Plus latest episodes, including Black Girl Magic and Quiet Advocacy
Behind the Books mini-series from Your Kid’s Next Read
The Australian Government have released their Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Schools. An important document for school libraries and schools to be aware of and use.
Check out this amazing ARC Summer Reading Guide 2023-2024 created and shared by the school library team at St Augustine’s College, Sydney.
2023’s Best Science Books for Kids by Science Friday
Amanda’s Favorite YA Reads of 2023 by Amanda MacGregor
10 Popular Manga Books for Middle Grade Readers by Geralyn Westervelt
35 Best Nonfiction Books of 2023 for Kids by Melissa Taylor
Articles and Blog posts
Stopping the staffing slide at school libraries by Shannon Maughan
Setting up libraries to be the best space in school by Paige Tutt
Top librarian stories of the year – School Library Journal
A new dimension: augmented reality in library – Pressreader
5 Ways AI assistive technology tools can help students by Erik Ofgang
Where should libraries go now Twitter has become a wasteland? by Ned Potter and Nomadic Librarian social media in the post-Twitter age by Ned Potter
4 Ways to use the 4 levels of collaboration by Kelly Hincks
How teachers can generate images with AI by Dr Monica Burns
Holiday decorating in the library? by Kelsey Bogan
27 days of digital tools and ideas from Future Ready Librarians