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Podcasting for Teacher Librarians

  • 20 Jun 2023
  • 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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Podcasting for Teacher Librarians

Based on Karen's journey from 2019 as she navigated the sound world and upskilled herself and her students, this workshop will focus on 'the why' of podcasting from a Library perspective, setting up a podcasting space, and will look at examples of student engagement with podcasting. This topic is relevant for primary and secondary Teacher Librarians and Library staff.

About Karen Bale

Karen has been a Library Manager, then a Teacher Librarian across two 7-12 schools in the systemic Catholic sector in Port Macquarie for 33 of the past 34 years. During this time, across 4 consecutive years, she co-directed #Litfest2444: Pen Paper Pixels (a festival of story in different forms and mediums) for students in the mid coast area and beyond. Each year one of the presentations/workshops was a podcasting experience where participants contrived, scripted, created and edited their story in sound and it was from this event that her interest in audio began.

Last year, Karen took a year of leave from her role as T/L, and decided to resign from her position at the end of 2022. She currently job-shares the role of Careers Adviser (her other 'hat') one day per week at her former school, and holds a contract with Charles Sturt University to coordinate the OZTL-Net listserv. In 2022 she edited a series of podcasts being produced for one of the subjects in the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) course at Charles Sturt University, and will be continuing with that work later this year. 

Suggested Standards addressed by this Online Meet-up

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

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.

Certificate of participation available via request to:

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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