Learning, Literature and Literacies

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2nd to 5th October 2007

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Session Selections - Wednesday, 3rd October

Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6 | Guest Speakers

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

Session 4: 10.45 am

T4.1 --Paula Eskett, School Library Manager, Riccarton High School, New Zealand.
How long is a piece of string? Exploring the possibilities that being joint-use brings
By getting creative and thinking outside the square, Riccarton High School, NZ is making the most of the opportunities that being part of New Zealand's largest urban joint use library has to offer. This session will bring participants up to speed with the ideas behind and evolution of New Zealand’s largest urban joint-use library located in Christchurch, and show how to make the most of the possibilities that come our way. Presented by a librarian with twenty years experience in the public library sector, now co-managing a library for a school community of 1,100.
Audience: Secondary.

T4.2 -- Alle Goldsworthy, Policy and Program Officer, Premier's Reading Challenge, Department of Education And Children's Services, SA and Peter Moore, Pulp Fiction Comics
Engaging with graphic novels
Graphic novels appeal to a wide range of students, deal with themes and genre popular with students and can be used in many areas of the curriculum including English, Asian Studies and The Arts. Peter Moore, from the specialist graphic novels book shop, Pulp Fiction Comics, will assist in the presentation showing examples of graphic novels suitable for middle school students in both primary and secondary schools.
Audience: K-12.

T4.3 -- Geraldine McNulty, Information Services Co-ordinator, Merici College, ACT.
Emotional intelligence: what strategies do you use to be an effective information leader?
Take time to explore the role of communication styles and effective team work in creating a learning organisation. The education of students is both the core business of the school and the library. Teacher librarians who are human expertise networks within and outside the school face many exciting opportunities. This session will demonstrate how acknowledging your dominant communication style will allow development of both self and social competence. Learn how to make working in a team both successful and transforming.
Audience: K-12.

T4.4 -- Peter Freebody, Professorial  Research Fellow, The Le@rning Federation, NSW.
Online curriculum content: a survey, observational, and experimental evaluation
The Le@rning Federation’s digital curriculum content has increased the resources available to schools. Because the integration of digital curriculum content into teaching and learning is still a relatively new phenomenon, understanding of its use and impact is imperative. This presentation will detail research undertaken by Professor Peter Freebody and illustrate the key findings.
Audience: K-12.

T4.5 -- Genevieve Lynch, Education Resources And Library Coordinator, Bayside College, VIC.
Practice makes perfect
An Information Literacy Program developed and operated P-12 across 4 government schools and 6 sites which make up the Altona Bayside Education Precinct. The Program includes pre and post testing of students at key levels; data collection; communication and reporting; implementation; teacher and student feedback; collaborative development of assignments and a team approach to the teaching of these assignments; and assessment in line with the new Victorian Essential Learning Standards.
Audience: K-12.

T4.6 -- Carol Wilkinson, Black Dog Books.
Carole Wilkinson: Dragon Woman
Carole charts her journey with dragons. It began with a telemovie and continued with the Dragonkeeper trilogy. Her latest dragon adventure is an A-Z of dragon mythology from around the world. Is this the end of the quest?

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Session 5: 11.45 am

T5.1 -- Janet Hawtin, Linux Australia and Bettong.org, SA.
Access 2 knowledge: Some practical ways to explore access and participation
Using a free game, a matrix and online projects, this workshop session aims to educate library staff about "access 2 knowledge" principles and the choices they have in this area. The game helps explore what it feels like to publish copyright through a publisher, or copyleft through distributed technologies. The matrix assists educators to sift licences in order to choose materials which can be adapted and shared safely. The session also outlines projects which can be developed by schools to encourage collaboration in resourcing the curriculum.
Audience: K-12.

T5.2 -- Dr. Karen Brooks, Author, QLD.
Pottering with myths: Using myth to teach contemporary lessons
From Homer and King Arthur to Harry Potter and Superheroes, take a look at traditional texts such as the Greek myths, the legends of King Arthur and quest narratives and the ways these recur in contemporary texts, literary and film, and the inspirational way these can be used in the classroom to teach history, cultural difference, tolerance and other important lessons.
Audience: K-12.

T5.3 -- Roxanne Missingham, President, Australian Library and Information Association, ACT.
Leadership and the information future
There are significant professional challenges as our clients consider that they "library" themselves and that "its all on the Internet". So what should we do as individuals to meet these challenges? This session will include workshopping perceptions of libraries and leadership skills that we need to develop to ensure we have a strong future role.
Audience: K-12.

T5.4 -- Sandy Skinner, ICT Coordinator/Teacher Librarian, Reynella East CPC, SA.
Taking the next step with digital resources in a primary school
The story of a primary school’s journey towards a rich digital environment combining effective storage, management, searching and safe online collaborative spaces for students and staff. This session outlines progress, shares what works, what doesn’t work and shows examples using tools such as Digital Learning Bank, Moodle and Clickview.
Audience: Primary.

T5.5 --Maureen Mann, Teacher Librarian, Brooks High School, TAS.
Do they find what they need?
An introduction to the use of blogs and wikis in classroom settings with reference to current thinkers in e-learning such as Downes and Masie. Addressing the importance of critical literacy and the theory of web evaluation, the presentation will help school library staff find ways to assist ‘just now-oriented’ students and time-poor teachers to find what they need for specific learning situations.
Audience: K-12.

T5.6 -- Sue Johnston, Library Manager, Marden Education Centre Library, SA. and Cathy Scott
Dynamic distance: Online promotion tools for libraries serving virtual learners
Through the use of Learner Management Systems (eg, Moodle and Janison Toolbox) and other tools (eg Centra Symposium and CaptureCam) this session shows how teacher librarians in distance learning settings work to promote the library and its services to a range of clients and give them access to dynamic learning experiences. By using tools that students enjoy using we are able to support RBL and Information Literacy and provide a dynamic library service to a wide range of learners. During this workshop a variety of tools will be demonstrated as well as successful tips and techniques shared.
Audience: K-12.

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Session 6: 1.30 pm

T6.1 -- Barbara Selleck, Teacher Librarian, Canberra Girls' Grammar Junior School, ACT., and Lee Wilde
Frozen music: Integrated study
A multi layered unit designed for highly able students based on the concepts of function and design. Studying the philosophy and history of architecture, students applied this knowledge and used 3D computer technology to design a school Performing Arts Centre.  Students also studied form and design in picture books and responded to the question, How is a picture book like a symphony?
Audience: K-12.

T6.2 -- Jenny Luca, Teacher Librarian, Toorak College, VIC.
Creative use of ICT and wide reading - Literature Circles and Digital Storytelling
Literature circles have been successful in allowing students to explore a novel with a student centered focus. This session explores how the introduction of digital storytelling has added a new dimension to students’ connection with literature and has enabled Library staff to be pivotal role models with collaboration and ICT.
Audience: Secondary.

T6.3 -- Pru Mitchell, Senior Information Officer, education.au, SA.
Learning journeys: Sharing the passion (and the pain)
Educators and library staff are starting to use online social networking tools to create personal learning environments and share their passion for learning within a global community of practice? This session will present realistic strategies for joining this community and publishing, sharing and reflecting on your own learning journey.
Audience: K-12.

T6.4 -- Barbara Combes, Lecturer, School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University, WA.
Techno savvy or just techno oriented? How do the ‘Net Generation’ search for information?
A report on the initial findings of a PhD research project which is examining the information seeking behaviour of the Net Generation (children born after 1985). For students growing up in the Net Generation, information seeking is a complex cognitive, physical and social behaviour that requires proficiency in a wide ranging set of skills that is constantly evolving. Successful participation in society for students of the Net Generation will depend on their ability to navigate in a global knowledge economy where access and being able to use information to generate new knowledge are key attributes.
Audience: K-12.

T6.5 -- Alison Pick, Head of Information Services, Wenona School and Helen Schutz, Loreto Normanhurst, NSW.
Raising profiles: an investigation into teacher awareness of information literacy; and successful strategies for increasing understanding
Teachers often lack knowledge or understanding of information literacy and the specialised role of the teacher-librarian. They fail to take advantage of information services provided by the library which enhance teaching and learning.  In this seminar we will discuss a range of strategies to help overcome these misconceptions.
Audience: Secondary.

T6.6 -- Marie O'Brien, Manager, Library Services, ELTHAM College of Education, VIC.
Learning through play - It doesn't stop in primary school: building meaningful relationships through cross-age projects using knowledge era information literacies
Analyse the process and results of a cooperative project to design and build computer games for education. In this project Grade 5 and 6 students, under the guidance of the Teacher Librarian, design the games and the Year 11 and 12 Information Technology students, under the guidance of the IT teacher, build them.
Audience: K-12.

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Guest speakers: 3.30 pm

TG2.A -- Mem Fox, SA.
A passion for literature and literacies

TG2.B -- Lyn Hay, Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, NSW.
School libraries as flexible and dynamic learning laboratories... are we there yet?
In 2004 just over 7000 students and teachers from 46 public schools across the states of Queensland and Victoria completed an online survey as part of the Student Learning Through Australian School Libraries' project. In this address, Lyn presents some key findings from her research, shares with the audience what students from Years 5 through to Year 12 had to say about how the school library has supported their learning, and explores the challenges ahead for the teacher-librarianship profession in meeting the needs of digital kids both at school and beyond.
Audience: K-12

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Last updated 18 April 2007 (KSB)

Last updated: 2/3/2014 10:33:58 PM