International Speaker Series: 1
Young People Living Safe Lives in Online Environments: Convergence, Challenges, and Chances for Teacher Librarians
Presented by Dr Ross J. Todd
This is the first in a series of four online professional learning events featuring international guest speakers exploring a range of topical issues relevant to teacher librarians and teachers in 2020.
Each session is being held on a Saturday morning from 9-11am, with each 2 hour session consisting of a one hour presentation with Q&A followed by one hour of practical workshop-style activities.
Each session is NESA accredited to assist our members in gaining their NESA accredited PL hours for this year. Completing this first session will provide you with a total of 2 hours of NESA accredited PL.
Each 2 hour session will take place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room.
Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event with details to access this online session.
A maximum of 100 places are available for each session, so get your registrations in ASAP.
If you wish to register for all 4 sessions to receive an extra members' discount,
please go the ISS Professional Learning Package on the Events page
on SLANSW's website to register for all 4 session as a package
(do not register for each individual event as you will not get the extra discount).
Description of session
Amidst the swirl of narratives around potential risks to young people in online environments, such as pornography, sexting, cyberbullying, stranger danger, and fake identity, their safety and well-being have emerged as global educational concerns. This presentation will present some of the current thinking, theorising, research findings, and challenges in relation to young people and safety in online environments. It will also address how teacher librarians can support and empower the agency of young people in online environments, and enact their safety through collective mindfulness, and their development of resilience, coping, adaptability and well-being.
Outcomes for attendees
After attending, participants will:
- Understand the different conceptions of safety in online environments;
- Be familiar with some key research evidence in relation to young people’s safety in online environments;
- Identify a range of evidence-based interventions in relation to online safety; and
- Develop safety strategies and library initiatives that focus on resilience, coping and mindfulness.
Dr Ross J. Todd is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL), at Rutgers University. His scholarly work primarily focuses on the engagement of people and their information worlds, and understanding how this engagement can facilitate professional action and change, and make a difference to individuals, organisations, societies and nations. Current teaching and research interests centre on adolescent information seeking and use, with emphasis on the digital environment.
School Library Association of NSW through the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead levels.
Completing the Young People Living Safe Lives in Online Environments: Convergence, Challenges, and Chances for Teacher Librarians on 20/06/2020 will contribute 2 hours online of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.5.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.