ASLA XXI Biennial Conference 2009

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Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia

29 September to 2 October 2009

Session selections - Friday, 2 October 2009

Session G | Session H |

The Conference Organising Committee reserves the right to update the programme as information becomes available.

Session G: 11.00 am

G1 -- Margaret Strickland, Endeavour College
Developing literacy skills using graphic organizers
We are now teaching a greater variety of literacies including newer literacies such as visual and ICT literacies. Indeed, literacy has taken on a broader meaning. This session is based on the presenter's Masters degree in which she looked at how teacher-librarians are using graphic organisers to address literacy needs.
Audience: K-12

G2 -- Frane Lessac & Mark Greenwood
Between the pages

A unique insight into a husband and wife team who have collaborated on numerous popular award winning children’s books including The Legend of Moondyne Joe and Simpson and his Donkey. Mark and Frané will explore the creative partnership. During their presentation, Frané and Mark will display original illustrations from their books, The Legend of Moondyne Joe and Simpson and his Donkey, along with drafts, sketches, photographs, research, reference notes, and other pertinent material. They will also provide ASLA with the first viewing of their brand new collaboration - Ned Kelly’s Green Sash.
Audience: K-12

G3 -- Melissa O'Brien, Daramalan College
What are the implications of the Web 2.0 Web 3.0 mashup?
In time Google searches of the Internet might not be the first port of call for information seachers. Explore how Web 3.0 could unfold and the potential impact this will have on our Library worlds.
Audience: K-12

G4 -- Wilma Kurvink & Marie Turnbull, Wesley College Melbourne
Learning communities at Year 7,8 and 9: Using UbD and Guided Inquiry towards shared understandings and authentic learning
At Wesley College teachers and librarians have developed an approach to student inquiry into complex questions and subjects. This was initially devised as a strategy to prevent plagiarism and to ensure practices to develop student confidence and 'a voice' in writing. Our curriculum involves the Understanding by Design principles where an enduring understanding and essential questions play a role in setting the stage for inquiry. Guided inquiry practices were developed alongside the investigation process. This paper will describe the learning outcomes for students, teachers and librarians.
Audience: Secondary

G5 -- Jennie Bales, Lilydale District School
Social presence in virtual environments
The perceived anonymity that students encounter in online environments encourages students to explore and present personal identities to their peers. These actions can influence, both positively and negatively, their interactions and behaviour when engaging with others. Research findings and practical strategies for encouraging and scaffolding positive interactions are examined.
Audience: K-12

G6 -- Karen Bonanno & Rob Moore, Australian School Library Association
Advocacy: Reason, responsibility and rhetoric
Advocacy is the responsibility of every person involved in developing information literate school communities. The Australian School Library Association’s publication, A teacher librarian advocate’s guide to building information literate school communities, should become part of every advocate’s toolkit. For any advocacy campaign about school libraries, teacher librarians and information literacy/fluency to be successful, it is important to plan the process by identifying the target audience, specific content and the most effective method of delivery.
Audience: Other

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Session H: 11.55 am

H1 -- Matt Ottley
Picture books which challenge
Matt Ottley reveals the creative process behind his cutting edge books, including: The Faust Trilogy (for junior primary), Home and Away with John Marsden (upper primary and secondary) and Requiem for a Beast (upper secondary).

H2 -- James Herring, Charles Sturt University and Stephanie Bush, Queenwood Junior School
Creating a cultre of tranfer for information literacy skills in schools
While there is much research on information literacy, the issue of students transferring skills across the curriculum is often neglected. This study focuses on how teachers and school management can be encouraged to create, with the help of the teacher librarian, a culture of transfer of information literacy skills. The data was analysed and results indicate that teachers need guidance on developing transfer amongst students.
Audience: K-12

H3 -- Dr Michael Stephens, Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Ten trends & technologies for 2009 and beyond
Which technologies and trends should school librarians be watching? Cloud Computing, Micro-content, Open Source and more will be included. What's the next big thing as we move into 2010? Join Michael Stephens for a discussion of ten technologies to be aware of now and in the months ahead. How do trends affect our library services?
Audience: Secondary

H4 -- Sue Johnston, Marden Education Centre and Cathy Scott, Schools of Isolated and Distance Education
Web 2.0: Social networking and distance learning
This seminar will consider how online learning and social networking technologies such as wikis and blogs are being used in two school libraries to engage and extend services to students.
Audience: K-12

H5 -- Susan Drury & Glynis Martin, Abbotsleigh Senior School
Active research: Teacher librarians and class teachers collaborating to promote critical thinking through Guided Inquiry
Inspired by interest in evaluating student learning through evidence based practice, teacher librarians and class teachers at Abbotsleigh collaborated in the planning and implementation of an action research project. Student work samples demonstrating the explosion of interest, development of fascinating areas of research and creation of original products will be showcased.
Audience: Secondary

H6 -- Deborah Cohen, Australian Children's Television Foundation
Digital learning objects: Using , creating and evaluating multi-modal teaching and learning resources
21st century teaching resources should reflect 21st century learning styles. The creation, access and availability of multiple digital learning objects and digital video clips make it imperative for teachers to engage with new pedagogy that utilises these resources to the fullest extent.
Audience: K-12

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