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Spotlight on TL of the Year, Vicki Courtenay

  • 30 Mar 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via SLANSW Zoom room
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  • For participants who are not current financial members of SLANSW

    * Price includes GST
  • SLANSW members can attend this online meet-up for free

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Presented by Vicki Courtenay

Vicki will share some of the initiatives and programmes currently used at the Arthur Holt Library, including her involvement in events, reading culture and academic scholarship.

Under the umbrella of academic scholarship, Vicki will explain the development of The Research Wheel, which is inspired by Carol Kuhlthau’s ‘Guided Inquiry Design and Information Search Process’. The Research Wheel acts as a framework for teaching information literacy skills and helps students develop and apply lifelong learning strategies.

She will also talk about the online academic scholarship modules and resources that evolved during the remote learning phase of 2020. In particular, Vicki championed a “Library Minute” initiative, involving recording short explanatory videos using screen-casting software to explain how to access various online library resources from student devices. 

Vicki will also share how she has successfully implemented reading programs in her school. These include; a Wide Reading Programme for year 7, reading picnics, pop-up library events and reading aloud to staff and students in support of Australian Reading Hour and National Simultaneous Storytime. She will also explain how she involves herself in school-wide events to advocate for the library and its services.

    About Vicki

    Vicki is the 2020 School Library Association of NSW (SLANSW) Teacher Librarian of the Year. She is an experienced presenter and advocate for role of the Teacher Librarian. Vicki's recent presentations at two International EduTech virtual conferences focused on the development and application of the Research Wheel.

    She is currently a Teaching and Learning Librarian at Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill, Sydney.

    Suggested Standards for this Online Meet-up

    1.2.2 Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.

    2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

    2.6.2 Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.

    3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

    6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

    7.4.2 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.

    About SLANSW Online Meet-Ups

    The one-hour meet-ups take place in SLANSW's Zoom Conference Room and include a presentation from a guest speaker, with facilitated discussion between participants. We aim to include Q&A time as a wrap-up of each online meetup.

    A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.

    Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members.  Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.

    The one-hour meet-up takes 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.

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