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. Below is one of the videos produced by the Coalition. More videos and resources are available on the website.
2019 State Library Conference
Saturday, 23rd February 2019 at The State Library of NSW. Claim the date!
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.