Professional Learning: ASLA 2023 Designing Dynamic School Libraries Experiences Presentation
It was so fantastic to be involved with the #ASLA2023 conference. When Anne Weaver invited me to present alongside her on the topic of designed experiences for dynamic school libraries, I jumped at the chance.
The ASLA 2023 conference had such a wonderful range of presenters and topics and brought together school library staff from all over the country and even from overseas.
Review and Giveaway – LockPaperScissors Escape Rooms
If you’ve always wanted to run an escape room in your school library, now is your chance. I’ve teamed up with the fantastic team at LockPaperScissors to review their escape room kits and give you a chance to win one of their Big Box or Kids Big Box.
Running escape rooms had been on my to-do wish list for a while but it always seemed a little daunting. Then I found the escape room kits from LockPaperScissors.
LockPaperScissors sells downloadable and printable escape room kits. They include everything you need, plus tips on how to expand or customise your escape room to make it epic.
Professional Learning: SLAV Reading Forum 3 Reflection and Response
The School Library Association of Victoria is holding their third Reading Forum on the 28th of July, 2022. I’m honoured to be presenting alongside some incredible librarians, authors and reading professionals.
Badge Making in the School Library
This term we launched our new Create program. Part of our Connect, Coach, Create initiative, Create is all about getting students hands on with their learning and exploring in the school library. Think makerspace, craft, baking, anything that gets students, staff and our school community, well…, creating.
Our first Create event was badge making. I wanted to start with something fairly easy (and not too messy). With our current, temporary space that is fairly limited, I knew the activity also needed to be easy to set-up and pack-up.
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: 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.
Escape Room in the School Library
I’ve always wanted to run an escape room activity in my school library and this week I finally had that opportunity. This year, my amazing Head of Library and I launched our new Reading From The Heart program. It was a mix of special reading events and library sessions with our middle schoolers. For our second special Reading From The Heart event, we wanted something that would appeal to a wide audience and be easy for us to put together in a busy term 4. When my Head of Library suggested an Escape Room, I was super excited to get started.