Flexible Blended Learning Course 1, 2023
School Libraries: Improving the Literacy and Wellbeing Outcomes for Young People
The first SLANSW Flexible Blended Learning Course for 2023 will feature the recent work by Dr Margaret Merga. Participants will engage with the content of Dr Merga’s book, which will be supported by recordings of Professional Conversations between Dr Merga and Dr Lyn Hay about the content of the book. Sessions will also include video content only from the restricted section of the SLANSW Professional Learning Archive. Other supporting resources have been curated to expand participants’ access to content around this very important topic. The cost of this course is $120, which represents outstanding value. All participants of the course will receive a copy of Dr Merga’s book, School Libraries Supporting Literacy and Wellbeing, as part of the registration fee. (This book retails for $105). This course will provide 10 hours of Elective Professional Learning.
Participants can choose to start the course anytime during Term 2. The course will open on May 1. Participants will work at their own pace to complete the viewing and reading of resources. At the end of Term 2, an optional online meetup will be offered for participants, however attendance at this meetup is not compulsory to achieve the course requirements. Due to the amount of content being offered, the course will remain open until July 21. Participants will submit a reflection on their learning at the end of the flexible blended learning course.
Introduction and assessment of current services and programs
The Teacher Librarian as Literacy Educator
Teacher Librarians Engaging Struggling and Reluctant Readers
School Libraries and Reading Engagement for Wellbeing
School Library Environments Supporting Students and Staff
Visibility and Advocacy for School Libraries and Staff
Analysis and Reflection
Registrations for this course are now open.
As numbers are restricted to 24 participants, we recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.
Suggested Standards addressed by this Course
1.1.2 Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning.
1.3.2 Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
3.5.2 Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.
6.4.2 Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs.
Certificate of participation available via request to: firstname.lastname@example.org