Become a SLANSW member NOW!
SLANSW is offering non-members the opportunity to take out membership from 1st January 2019 to 30th June 2019 at a promotional rate of just $50 (for individual membership) and $100 (for institutional membership - Entitles up to 2 staff to attend professional learning events at a discount rate, and 5 registered email accounts).
Half-price (pro-rata) 2018-2019 Membership for 1st January - 30 June 2019 will attract the following benefits:
use the promotion code HALFPRICE
Note: all half-price memberships will receive a membership renewal for the upcoming membership period 2019-2020 (which will begin 1st July 2019 and end 30 June 2020).
For all membership enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to share this announcement with TLs in your region. We are pleased to say that SLANSW's membership has grown throughout 2018. But we need to get the word out to those TLs who could benefit from becoming a member of SLANSW and supporting teacher librarians and school libraries in NSW. An association is only as strong as it's membership.
SLANSW is proud to support the School Library Coalition campaign, "Students need school libraries," whose mission is to ensure that all students in Australia have equitable access to quality school library services delivered by qualified school library staff.
2019 State Library Conference
Saturday, 23rd February 2019 at The State Library of NSW.
The Literacy continuum (ACARA, 2018) incorporates two overarching processes: "Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing" and "Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating." These processes are the focus of this conference. Delegates will hear about the latest developments in textual forms, such as Dr Khyiah Angel's use of augmented reality in her latest YA novel, while Dr Cathy Sly will address the development of critical thinking skills in secondary students through the close analysis of graphic novels. Teacher librarian Kylie Lawrence will share her collaborative work with teachers of STEAM in Year 4, and Paula Madigan will consider the key role of teacher librarians in supporting the new Stage 6 English Syllabus. Megan Perry, Manager of the State Library's learning Services, will enlighten all delegates about the way in which the Library's physical and digital collections can be used to immerse and inspire students to read and write creatively, while teacher librarian Elizabeth Martin will share strategies with primary teachers to inspire reading in students. A panel discussion will present the experiences of three teacher librarians who have genrefied their collections, and the day will be wrapped up by Dr Erica Southgate, who will offer insight into her exploration of enhancing literacy through technology. Visit our Conference page for further information.