Professional Learning Opportunities May 2022
The start of a new month means just one thing…. It’s time for more professional learning. If you are like me, you still haven’t caught up on last month’s list. That’s okay – that’s kind of the point of me putting them all in a list so we can go back and access these resources whenever we can. I’d love to hear from you if you have registered for an event or have recently listened to a great podcast or read a great article so I can include it and share it in the next list. Until then, happy learning.
Professional Learning: Wellbeing in the School Library Webinar April 2022
I’m excited to share that I am teaming up with ASLA for a webinar this April, 2022 all about Building Wellbeing in the School Library.
Professional Learning Opportunities April 2022
The start of April means the start of school holidays here in Queensland. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to just take a break for a week. If you are continuing work or maybe looking to do a bit of professional learning during your break, I have a wide range of webinars, reports, podcasts and Twitter threads to you to enjoy.
Professional Learning Opportunities March 2022
Well, March is upon us. Already the year seems to be slipping by. The upside is another month means another great range of webinars, posts and resources perfect for professional learning, meeting your professional goals.
Professional Learning: Escape Room Webinar March 2022
I’m excited to share that I am teaming up with SLANSW for their March Online Meet-up. I’ll be presenting a webinar on running escape rooms and other programs in the school library.
Our Library Team ran an awesome Dystopian Adventure escape room last year and I shared about experience in this blog post.
Professional Learning Opportunities February 2022
February is set to be a massive month for professional learning. There are so many amazing learning opportunities for school librarians. Whether you want to attend an online event or pick up some extra reading, there is sure to be something that will inspire you.
Professional Learning Opportunities January 2022
January 2022. A new year. A whole year of new professional learning opportunities to get excited about. While for some of us, we might still be in the midst of a summer break and not wanting to think about getting back to work, others might just be finishing a winter break and needing a bit of inspiration to get back to work. In any case, I hope something in the below links are of interest to you and get you excited about the world of school libraries again. It’s a lean list, but February is set to be a bumper edition, so stay tuned. Happy learning.
Professional Learning Opportunities December 2021
Finally, the end of the year. In some ways it seems like it’s been a very long year and in others it has flown by. Maybe professional learning is the last thing on you mind as we head into the holiday season, but just in case you are looking for some learning this month, here are a few links.
Building A School Reading Culture – Part 3 Culture Change Research
In my last post on Building A Reading Culture, I shared my dive into the research around organisational culture. You can read my journey into building a reading culture from the start, in this first post Building A School Reading Culture Part 1 Getting Started.
When I decided to investigate the reading culture at our school, I wanted to do it properly and I was inspired to look beyond the school library context by my mentor, Dr Kay Oddone and her fantastic post on her website LinkingLearning. So, I began my journey within the business and organisation context. Looking at the research around organisational culture helped me to understand that culture is not only the “way things are done around here” but also the underpinning beliefs, values, assumptions and thoughts around the future of the organisation.
However, this is just a starting point. The true power rests in being able to change the culture we have.
Professional Learning Opportunities November 2021
As we draw near the end of the calendar year and school year for those of us in Australia, there is still time for a bit of PD and to make sure we’ve met those CPD requirements. While this list of professional learning opportunities is a little Aussie-centric, most of them are online so they are open to all. I hope you find something worth learning.
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It is so important to ensure that our library collections, however old they might be, reflect the truth about history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives. This webinar hosted by ASLA and presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is all about ensuring our libraries are free from offensive materials and are full of quality resources.
Decolonising Your Library – ASLA and AISTSIS – 3 November 2021 – online – $20 members, $40 non members.