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Sensational starts: Orientation activities and programs to kick off the new year

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via SLANSW Zoom room
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  • SLANSW members can attend this online meet-up for free

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Sensational starts: Orientation activities and programs to kick off the new year.

Join us on Tuesday November 22, from 7:00 pm to hear presenters  Vicki Courtenay, Lori Korodaj and Emily Williams, share their orientation programs and activities and give you some great ideas on how to start the new year in style.

About Vicki Courtenay

Vicki currently leads a team of Teacher Librarians as the Head Teacher Librarian at Trinity Grammar School's Senior School Library. The library team design and deliver innovative skills-based programmes and lessons across the school's various faculties, and also work closely with the Curriculum Office to teach critical thinking and research skills with the IB cohort. Vicki's role also encompasses fostering a positive, school-wide reading culture, creating events and initiatives that promote reading with students, staff and parents. Vicki is a mother of three teenage children and two large dogs; and enjoys the outdoors and reading, preferably at the same time.

About Lori Korodaj

Lori is a TL practitioner with 30 years of experience in Australia, overseas; in school (K-12) and public libraries; and is currently Teacher Librarian, Lake Tuggeranong College and Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information and Communication Studies, Charles Sturt University. Past professional representation has included ASLA ACT President; director on the ASLA National Board, and ASLA’s ACCESS Editorial team member. Lori has been published in Australian Teacher Magazine, SCAN, FYI, ACCESS, and has her own blog, Lori's eMusings. Lori has also delivered PL at national conferences for ALIA, ASLA, and the National Education Summit, and online for Eduwebinar. Her professional passions are delivering PL to colleagues to build professional capacity, advocacy for the importance of school libraries, and mentoring up and coming/new teacher librarians.

About Emily Williams

Emily  has worked in the Education Sector for nearly 20 years. Throughout this time, Emily has had a variety of roles, including classroom teacher, special education, RFF, computer coordinator, community liaison officer, attendance officer and teacher librarian. She completed her Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) in 2020.  Emily is currently the Teacher Librarian at St Georges Basin Public School. Emily is very active on social media, aiming to increase awareness of the importance of the school library and promoting the library as a central hub for connecting teachers, students and the whole school community.  You can follow Emily on Instagram @emilytlwilliams

Suggested Standards addressed by this Online Meet-up

2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

3.2.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote 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.

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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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