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.
SuperSight: What Augmented Reality Means for Our Lives, Our Work and the Way We Imagine the Future
– David Rose –
Published 9 November 2021
In SuperSight, author David Rose paints for readers an image of the not-too-distant future. What will this future look like? It’s more about how we will look at that future – through AI and AR enhanced vision.
SuperSight begins with an introduction where the technology behind the concept of the book is introduced. This might be future technology for some of us but David Rose explains that is very much real and happening now. Throughout the book he provides examples of the current prototypes and technology being designed by the big names we all recognise.
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.
Professional Learning: Edcamp Cardigan Camp Nov 2021
I’m super excited to be facilitating two sessions in the November 2021 Edcamp Cardigan Camp. Edcamp is a 24 hour online school librarian event, free and open to everyone around the world. There are no keynotes or webinars, just online collaborative sessions led by a facilitator.
The 24 hour, online format makes it a perfect event to connect with school librarians around the world. There are a range of session topics. You can find the session times on the Edcamp website. Once you register, on the week of the Edcamp, you’ll receive the links to each of the sessions and the Wakelet board resources.
The Candy Dish
– Kobi Yamada and Adelina Lirius (illustrator) –
Published 9 November 2021
The Candy Dish is an utterly delightful picture book with an important message of gratitude and embracing each and every day.
From the author that brought us the What Do You Do With… picture book series, Kobi Yamada has teamed up with illustrator Adelina Lirius to create a charming story. Continue reading
Graceling The Graphic Novel
– Kristin Cashore and Gareth Hinds –
Published 16 November 2021
It has been quite a number of years since I’ve read Graceling, so it was so delightful to enjoy the story again, this time in graphic novel format.
For those of you who are new to the Graceling Realm, Katsa is Graced. She is the most feared assassin and King Randa uses her to threaten and maintain his power. Katsa knows that what is asked of her is often wrong, so she and her friends have created a council that seek to fight for justice. On one of her missions, Katsa encounters another Graced fighter. When Po turns up at Rwanda’s court, Katsa has no choice but to let him in on the secret of the council. And when troubling news from the Kingdom Monsea of reaches them, Po and Katsa team up to discover the truth behind the rumours.
You Can Go Your Own Way
– Eric Smith –
Published 2 November 2021
You Can Go Your Own Way is a cute YA romance, sure to be enjoyed by readers who love a simple storyline and ex-best-friends to enemies to lovers storyline.
In my head I have named this book the Pinball Book. Sorry, but it’s kind of stuck. Adam helps his mother run the family pinball arcade. It was his father’s passion and since his father’s death, Adam has done everything he can to keep that dream alive. Even alienating his once best friend. But he can’t help it if Whitney – or at least her dad – is the enemy. Whitney’s father wants to buy the arcade and add it to his growing eSports cafe locations. Whitney and Adam each run the social media accounts for their family businesses and online it is war. When a snowstorm throws the two together again, they rekindle their friendship and possibly something more.