August 28

Committee Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Venue: Blacktown Worker’s Sports Club
Meeting opened: 4.15pm
Present: Ian McLean, Jan Poona, Joanna Deegan, Jennifer Dengate, Vicci Bishop, Julie Grazotis, Sue Pitt, Lolita Garcia and Michele Young.
Apologies: Jenny Scheffers, Fran Mead and Cathie Cattermole.

General Business

• Congratulations to Vicci on her appointment to a permanent Teacher Librarian position at Bennett Road Public School
• Jan on leave Term 4, Weeks 1 to 5
• Michele on leave Term 3, Weeks 9 & 10 + Term 4, Weeks 1 to 3
• Bruce Pickworth is not available to attend meetings during September
• No Departmental Conference in Term 4 2017 – biannual conferences will be held
• Email from local author, Susan Boyer, offering free school visits in Term 4 and 2018. Promoting her latest book Stories of life at Sydney Cove.

Jan – Treasurer’s Report
We generally have no transactions between conferences. Therefore, the last total in our account was given to the committee in December 2016, at which time our account balance was healthy. Sometimes we have costs in regard to the afternoon tea in Term 1, such as tea and coffee and a gift for the presenter.
Each conference generally costs us about $2500.00, more or less, by the time you take into account expenses associated with preparation, such as if we buy folders; buying gifts for presenters; costs incurred by the host school; and the cost of catering.
Each conference gives us funds in the form of sponsorship by trades such as book companies; and attendance fees paid by Teacher Librarians.
Our pricing for TLs to attend seems to be correct as long as we have a high enough attendance. It also tells us that our long-term plan is working, ie. the plan to hold some less expensive conferences in order to save up so we can pay to have a special presenter every couple of years.

Term 2 Full Day Meeting Evaluation
• 49 responses to the online Evaluation form (Google Forms)
• Ideas for future professional development included – Oliver Support, presentation by Paul Macdonald, author presentation, English Contextual Concepts, curriculum (Geography/History)
• Suggestion to add Teaching Standards to our meeting agendas to address the collating of evidence for accreditation

Term 3 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Venue – Nepean HS
• Nepean High School – 115-119 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains 0247287200
• Teacher Librarian host – Karuna Chetty
• Date – 13th September (Wednesday, Week 9)
• Bruce Pickworth is unfortunately not available for this meeting
• Meeting focus – Book Week in review / Q & A / networking.

Term 4 Full Day Meeting
• Suggested sessions?:
o Progressive meeting day – visit various schools for different sessions
o Digital Toolbox – Joachin Cohen, Future Learning Unit?
o Google Docs & Forms?
o Geography – using Picture Books?
o What does programming look like?
o Paul Macdonald? Colleen Blancato?
o Bruce Pickworth – The godwits – migratory birds and built environments?
o HSIE panel?
o English Contextual Concepts – Catherine Thomson?
o Break off groups – HS & PS?
• Meeting Focus: Curriculum – Planning & Programming?
• Venue: To be decided
• Date: Possibly Term 4 Friday Week 6?
• Maximum of 75 to 80 Teacher Librarians if held at a school venue?
• Cost – TBA

• Proposed Agenda?
o 8:15am Registration and coffee
o 9:00am Welcome by Principal, Housekeeping and General Business
o 9:10am Paul MacDonald – The value of using picture books across the curriculum
o 10:10am Bruce Pickworth – author of ‘The Godwits’, a new text for Stages 2 & 3 Geography with Teacher Notes written by Margo Pickworth
o 10:45am Sponsor’s presentations
o 11:00am Morning tea
o 11:30am A Guide to using picture books in Geography (online resource) – Presenter TBA
o 12:15pm Using picture books in English (Units of work?) – possibly presented by James Hoffman (K – 6 English advisor)
o 1:00pm Lunch
o 2:00pm Discussion groups (High School & Primary School) – Programming / lesson planning / programming templates
Delegates to bring along a picture book & corresponding unit of work for group discussion
o 3:00pm Evaluation and Badge Draw
 Ian – contact Nepean Shores for information regarding their conference venue
 Ian – contact Belinda Doyle, Erskine Park HS, regarding the possibility of hosting the Term 4 meeting
 Ian – confirm Paul Macdonald for this date & his presentation / bring along books to sell / are flyers available listing the inservice presentations or student workshop presentations he does at schools
 Ian – contact Bruce and Margo to confirm attendance and the possibility of them selling copies of their book.
 Ian – contact Colleen Blancato for information about a presenter for a 45 minute session on using picture books in Geography
 Lolita – check with Principal of Richmond HS regarding the hosting of the Term 4 meeting in the Library
 Jan – contact James Hoffman regarding him presenting a 45 minute session on using picture books within the English curriculum
 All available committee members – A short Committee meeting will follow the Term 3 Afternoon Tea meeting to finalise the Term 4 Full Day Professional Learning Agenda
 Ian, Jan & Jenny – add the course to MyPL before the end of Term 3
Include Teaching Standards on the Agenda
 Sue & Cate – organise sponsors – Scholastic Rep in Jenny Scheffers’ area is interested in sponsoring this event
 Michele – photocopy handouts The godwits for delegates.

Next Committee Meeting: A short Committee meeting will follow the Term 3 Afternoon Tea meeting to finalise the Term 4 Full Day Professional Learning Agenda.

Term 4 Committee Meeting: Penrith Panthers – Date and time TBA
Meeting closed: 5.30pm

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April 4

Committee Meeting Minutes for Monday 27 March 2017

Venue: Penrith Panthers
Meeting opened: 4.10pm
Present: Ian McLean, Jan Poona, Joanna Deegan, Jennifer Dengate, Jenny Scheffers, Sue Pitt, Lolita Garcia and Michele Young.
Apologies: Cate Yard, Lorraine Baxter, Vicci Bishop, Julie Grazotis and Cathie Cattermole.

General Business
• 35 Teacher Librarians attended the Term 1 Afternoon Tea meeting for the presentation by Bradley Cook on Professional Development Plans for TLs
• Bradley Cook – suggested that one PDP goal in a TL’s PDP should be linked to the school plan, one be a stage level goal (where appropriate) and one a personal goal
• ASLA – Evidence guide for Teacher Librarians in the Proficient Career Stage
• ASLA – Evidence Guide for Teacher Librarians in the Highly Accomplished Career Stage
• Both of the above Evidence Guides can be found on the ASLA website listed under Publications, or click on the above hyperlinks
• Karuna Chetty, Nepean HS was not available to host the Term 2 full day meeting
• Thank you to Jenny Scheffers and her Principal for volunteering to host the full day meeting at Caddies Creek PS
• Joanna Deegan has volunteered to take on the responsibility for Delegates’ and Presenters’ Certificates
• Colleen Foley has retired & will be invited to our Term 2 meeting
 Jenny S – contact Colleen and ask her permission to pass her phone number on to Ian
 Ian – officially invite Colleen to our Term 2 meeting
 Jenny D – organise a thank you gift for Colleen if she is attending our PL day
 Ian – contact Colleen Blancato for any update on a NSW ebook subscription.
 Lorraine – email TLs who attended the afternoon tea meeting requesting a copy of their PDP goals to collate into a document for redistribution.

Treasurer’s Report
• It will be necessary to include invoice information at the top of any Professional Learning Day Agenda
• Committee members will need to keep any original dockets to support claims for reimbursement of money spent
• Further details to follow, from the SAM at Rooty Hill PS, regarding the information required to process payments to committee members
• Payment for attendance of our Chairperson & Treasurer at PMBW Professional Learning Days will be covered out of Treasury funds.

Term 2 Full Day Meeting discussion
• 22nd June 2017
• Venue: Caddies Creek PS
• Teacher Librarian host: Jenny Scheffers
• Glenwood Park Dr & Currawong St, Glenwood
• Maximum of 75 Teacher Librarians
• Cost – $40
Agenda
o 8:15am Registration and coffee
o 9:00am Welcome by Principal, Housekeeping and General Business
o 9:15am Paul MacDonald – CBCA Short-listed books
o 10:15am Sponsor’s presentations
o 10:30am Morning tea
o 11:15am Bradley Cook & Leanne Stead – Professional Development Plans
o 12:45pm Lunch
o 1:45pm Julie Grazotis & Lolita Garcia – using Google Docs (PDP) & Google Forms (Evaluation)
o 2:15pm Discussion groups
o 3:00pm Evaluation and Badge Draw
 Ian – confirm Paul Macdonald for this date
 Ian – confirm Bradley Cook & Leanne Stead for this date, confirm the session title and handouts
 Ian – contact Julie to discuss her session on Google Docs for PDPs
 Michele – provide Ian with the link to the ASLA Evidence Guide for Teacher Librarians in the Proficient Career Stage document
 Ian – email the above link to Bradley
 Jenny – email Ian & Jan a copy of a MyPL Agenda template
 Ian, Jan & Jenny – meet at Penrith PS, Wednesday 5th March, to add the course to MyPL
 Sue & Cate – organise sponsors – The Children’s Bookshop & Elizabeth Richards
 Cathie – design Agenda
 Jenny D – organise thank you cards & gifts for presenters and hosts
 Joanna – organise Delegates’ and Presenters’ Certificates
 Lorraine – email invitation and Agenda to district TLs
 Jenny S – contact Richard to book the catering for morning tea & lunch
 Lolita – organise for the Evaluation to be presented using Google Forms
 Michele – organise folders for handouts if required.

Term 3 Afternoon Tea Meeting discussion
• Venue – Nepean HS
• Nepean High School – 115-119 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains 0247287200
• Teacher Librarian host – Karuna Chetty
• Date – 13th September (Wednesday Week 9)
• Guest speaker – Bruce Pickworth, author of The Godwits, a new text for Stages 2 & 3 Geography with Teacher Notes written by Margo Pickworth
 Ian – contact Bruce and Margo to confirm attendance at the afternoon tea meeting and the possibility of them selling copies of the book.

Next Committee Meeting: Date TBA, 4.00pm at Blacktown Worker’s Sports Club
Dinner to follow for anyone who would like to attend.
Meeting closed: 5.15pm

February 28

Committee Meeting Minutes – Thursday 23 February 2017

Venue: Blacktown Worker’s Sports Club
Meeting opened: 4.30pm
Present: Ian McLean, Jan Poona, Cate Yard, Joanna Deegan, Fran Mead and Michele Young.
Apologies: Lorraine Baxter, Vicci Bishop, Sue Pitt, Julie Grazotis, Jenny Scheffers, Lolita Garcia and Cathie Cattermole.

Ian:
Night of the Notables – hosted by CBCA NSW Branch and Dymocks
Tuesday 28 February 5.30 – 7.00pm at Dymocks, Sydney CBD
Register online for this free event at https://www.trybooking.com/ONRC
“Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The Short List” event
2017 Short List announcement – Tuesday 28 March 9.00am – 3.30pm
Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street Surry Hills
Registrations open http://www.trybooking.com/NTWF
• Ian – producing ‘Kids Corner’ of the NSW CBCA website with Marion Silk – encouraging schools to join CBCA NSW and use its website
• Christien Midgley (Hebersham PS) – due to changed circumstances at school, Christien is unable to host the Professional Learning day in Term 2
 A committee member volunteer is needed to take on the responsibility for Delegates’ and Presenters’ Certificates
 Ian – contact Colleen Blancato for any update on possible NSW eBook subscription and guidelines for the promotion of eBook providers.

Jan (Treasurer’s Report):
• No change since the end of 2016
 Jan – to check with the SAM at her school regarding any changes to the operation of our PMBW account eg. Purchasing flowers and gifts, reimbursement of money spent by Committee members, payments to guest speakers.

Term 1 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Hosted by Terrie O’Hearn TERRIE.OHEARN@DET.NSW.EDU.AU
• Hambledon PS – Bali Drive Quakers Hill 0298373200
• Week 8 Wednesday 15 March
• 3.45pm for a 4pm start – concludes 5pm
• Topic – Professional Development Plans for Teacher Librarians
Guest speaker – Bradley Cook (Teacher Quality Advisor, Nirimba)
A 40-minute introduction to Professional Development Plans (PDPs)
Committee members and attending Teacher Librarians are encouraged to bring along their 2016 and current draft PDPs for discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies
• Committee members please provide a plate for afternoon tea
Ian – contact Cathie regarding the design of the flyer advertising the afternoon tea event
Cathie – design the flyer
Lorraine – email the flyer to the district TLs.

Term 2 Full Day Meeting
 Ian – contact Karuna Chetty, Nepean HS, to ask if she would be agreeable to host this full day meeting instead of the Term 3 afternoon tea meeting
Approach Louise Gaskin at Emu Heights PS if necessary
• Date to be confirmed – possibly Week 9 Thursday
• Agenda
o Bradley Cook & Leanne Steed – PDPs for Teacher Librarians – 90-minute follow up session to their Term 1 Afternoon Tea presentation
o Paul MacDonald – CBCA Short List plus possible second session
 Ian – contact Paul MacDonald
 Ian – Confirm Bradley Cook’s attendance
 Sue & Cate – organise sponsors
 Ian, Jan & Jenny – add the course to MyPL
 Cathie – design Agenda
 Lorraine – email invitation and Agenda to district TLs

Term 3 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Host and date TBA
• Possible guest speaker? – Bruce Pickworth, author of a new text for Stages 2 & 3 Geography Syllabus with Teacher Notes written by Margo Pickworth
 Ian – contact Bruce

Next Committee Meeting: 4.00pm at Penrith Panthers
Week 10 Monday 27th March 2017
Dinner to follow for anyone who would like to attend.
Meeting closed: 5.30pm

December 16

Committee Meeting Minutes – Thursday 8 December 2016

Venue: Penrith Panthers
Meeting opened: 4.10pm
Present: Ian McLean, Jenny Scheffers, Jennifer Dengate, Julie Grazotis, Jan Poona, Sue Pitt, Cate Yard, Vicci Bishop, Joanna Deegan and Michele Young.
Apologies: Maria Formica, Fran Mead, Lorraine Baxter and Natalie Ignacz.

Ian
• Maria Formica has resigned from the committee as she has accepted a position in Lawson and will attend the Blue Mountains Teacher Librarian Network meetings.
• Sue Pitt will transfer to Cranebrook HS in 2017
• Night of the Notables – CBCA NSW event at Dymocks in the city early 2017
• Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The CBCA Short List – Tuesday March 28, Rydges Sydney Central 28 Albion Street Surry Hills, 9.00am – 3.30pm. Registrations open http://www.trybooking.com/NTWF

Jan gave her Treasurer’s Report

Jenny Dengate
• Glenmore Park HS has a subscription to Wheelers ebooks
• Easy to use / multiple copies of titles
• Promotion $995 – Subscription for 2017 plus Term 4 2016 free
 Ian – contact Colleen Blancato for any updates on NSW ebook subscription and guidelines for the promotion of ebook providers.

2017 Organisation
• Term 1 Afternoon Tea Meeting – hosted by Terrie O’Hearn, Hambledon PS?
• Term 2 Full Day Meeting – hosted by Christien Midgley, Hebersham PS?
• Term 3 Afternoon Tea Meeting – hosted by Karuna Chetty, Nepean HS?
• Term 4 Possible Department of Education Conference.

Term 1 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Wednesday or Thursday Week 7 or 8?
• Possible 2pm start?
• Topic – Professional Development Plans for Teacher Librarians
o Possible guest speaker – Louise King (DoE, Teacher Quality Advisor)?
o Small group discussion and sharing of ideas

 Ian – contact Terrie re date of meeting and start time
 Ian – contact Louise King
 Jenny – visit Hambledon PS to check out the school facilities
 Committee members to copy and share their PDP.

Term 2 Full Day Meeting
• Date to be confirmed – possibly Week 9 Wednesday or Thursday (alternate day with Term 1 meeting)
• Agenda:
o Michelle Jensen – ASLA and Maker Spaces?
o Paul MacDonald – CBCA Short List?
o Catherine Thompson (DoE) – Contextual Concepts?
o Julie Grazotis and Jenny Dengate – Google Apps (G Suite)
o Practical Application for the Classroom
o Author – Walker Books?

 Ian – contact Christien to confirm date, check on availability of breakaway rooms, wifi and computers
 Ian – contact Catherine Thompson
 Jenny – contact Walker Books re author availability
 Marianne – contact Michelle Jensen
 Jan – visit Hebersham to check out the school facilities.

Term 3 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Possible guest speaker – Dr Belle Alderman of the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature?

Next Committee Meeting: 4.00pm at Blacktown Worker’s Sports Club (Week 3, Thursday 9th February 2017)
Meeting closed: 5.10pm.

August 9

Committee Meeting Minutes – Thursday 28 July 2016

Venue: Penrith Panthers
Meeting opened: 4.00pm
Present: Jenny Scheffers, Cathie Cattermole, Ian McLean, Jan Poona, Vicci Bishop, Sue Pitt, Lolita Garcia, Julie Grazotis, Lorraine Baxter, Natalie Ignacz, Marianne Grasso and Michele Young
Apologies: Fran Mead and Jennifer Dengate.

Jenny
• Welcome to Vicci who works with Jan at Rooty Hill PS
• Thank you to the Committee for Conference organisation
• Thank you to Cathie for designing the Flyers and for organising the Thank you cards
• Thank you to Julie for the Evaluation report
• Julie and Jenny Dengate are our representatives for the Department Conference
• Marianne is the SLAV NSW representative on the Department Conference Committee
• Committee members asked to consider taking on the Chairperson role from 2017.

Jan (Treasurer’s Report)
• Waiting for ten Conference payments
• It will be necessary to meet later in the year to discuss how PMBW finances will work in with the introduction of LMBR.
• Committee agreed to present a thank you gift or flowers to Jan’s SAM.

Julie
• Evaluation of Term 2 Professional Learning Day – very positive feedback
• Refer to handout
• For Jenny Williams resources – access her website
• BOSTES – majority of delegates are at Proficient level with some aiming for Highly Accomplished
• Used Google Forms for the Evaluation – go to Google apps link on your Portal page.

Cathie
• A Connected Classroom session with Aleesah Darlison available through DART ($110).

Term 3 2016 Afternoon Tea Meeting plus AGM
• Hosted by Lyn Drew – Penrith South PS
• Thursday 22 September (Week 10, Term 3)
• From 3:30 – 5pm
• Special guest – author Aleesah Darlison
• Copies of Aleesah’s books will be available for sale on the day by The Children’s Bookshop
 Committee members to bring a plate
 Lorraine – send a reminder email to PBMW members
 Marianne – liaise with Jenny about contacting Michelle Jensen to offer her 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting to discuss/promote SLA NSW.

Term 4 2016 Department of Education Conference
• Monday 17 October.

Organisation for 2017
Term 1 2017 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• TL – Terrie O’Hearn
• Hambledon PS
 Jenny – contact Terrie to ask if the Library is suitable for a full day meeting and if wifi is available
Term 2 2017 Full Day Meeting
• TL – Christien Midgley
• Hebersham PS
Term 3 2017 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• TL – Karuna Chetty
• Nepean HS
Term 4 2017 Department Conference?

Possible Topics for Professional Learning Days 2017
• Hands on workshop using Google Docs?
• Makerspaces – Michelle Jensen?
• eBooks – Overdrive & Wheelers?
• STEM & STEAM?
• Promoting features of Oliver?
• PDPs and the accreditation process for Teacher Librarians?
• Afternoon Tea – informal discussion, bring along your favourite book, promote PRC?
– guest author – Walker Books?
 Marianne to contact Michelle Jensen to ask if she would be interested in presenting a session at the full day meeting?
 Jenny – contact Colleen Foley about a speaker on the PDP and accreditation topic.

Next Committee Meeting: 3.45pm at Blacktown Workers’ Sports Club (date TBA)
Meeting closed: 4:55pm.

June 14

Committee Meeting Minutes – Thursday 26 May 2016

Venue: Penrith Panthers
Meeting opened: 4.05pm
Present: Jenny Scheffers, Cathie Cattermole, Ian McLean, Jennifer Dengate, Jan Poona, Sue Pitt and Michele Young.
Apologies: Fran Mead, Lolita Garcia, Julie Grazotis, Lorraine Baxter and Natalie Ignacz.

General Business
• Jenny announced that she will be retiring from the position of PMBW Chairperson at the end of 2016. She intends to continue with her support as a Committee member
• Ian will write a short article for Scan, including photos, about our Term 2 Conference
• Ian shared a handout promoting the Jackie French Travelling Suitcase and the blog to support the CBCA Notables and “Book of the Year Awards” Short List at kidsaaa.edublods.org

Jan (Treasurer’s Report)
• $500 deposit paid for Term 2 conference. 50% of balance owing is due to be paid next week.

Term 2 2016 Conference
• Rooty Hill Club – Waratah room
• Thursday 30th June
• 82 registrations at present, up to 100 is acceptable
• See handout for Function details
• Venue seating – tables of 8
• Club will provide notepad and pen for delegates
• Access from 7am via trade entrance – lift available for sponsors
• Jenny emailed Colleen Foley to ask if SCIS could donate any books for the Lucky Door prizes
• Show bags – will contain the Agenda, Evaluation Form, Jenny William’s Handout, Term 3 Afternoon Tea with Aleesah Darlison Handout and a Scholastic book
• Sponsors – organised by Sue – Teacher’s Health, Scholastic, Syba Signs, Copyright Agency, CBCA and The Children’s Bookshop
• Introduction and thank you to presenters
Cathie – Dr Nerida McCredie
Ian – Paul Macdonald
Natalie – Jenny Williams

TO DO
 Jenny – confirm menu and finalise the number of delegates requesting special dietary requirements
 Jenny – check venue for wifi access
 Jenny – email Club PMBW Logo for signage
 Jenny – copy handouts in colour at Caddies Creek PS. School to invoice PMBW for cost of paper and printing
 Jenny – liaise with Jackie Hawkes about selling CBCA merchandise at the trade fair
 Jenny – bring a spare laptop to the conference
 Jenny – make announcements before and during lunch to remind delegates to visit the Trade Fair. Ask Events Manager if morning and afternoon tea can be set up near the Sponsor’s tables
 Fran – Purchase gifts for presenters
 Cathie – prepare ‘Reserved’ signs for Committee tables
 Cathie – organise the design and purchase of Thank you cards through Vista Print. Add PMBW logo to the back of the card. Email Jenny and the Committee a copy of the final design
 Michele – organise folders for showbags
 Jan – organise different showbag styles for primary and high school
 Jan – bring PMBW banners
 Lorraine – email delegates information about parking, Club entry etc in the week before the conference
 Lorraine – organise delegate badges
 Natalie – organise certificates.

Next meeting – Conference preparation – Thursday 16 June (Week 8) at Plumpton HS
Sue, Jenny, Jan and Michele to attend to fill showbags

Next Committee Meeting: 3.45pm at Blacktown Workers’ Sports Club (date TBA)
Meeting closed: 5.10pm

July 29

Committee Meeting Minutes – Thursday 24th July 2014

Venue: Blacktown Workers Sports Club
Meeting opened: 3:55pm
Present: Jenny Scheffers, Lee Arundle, Jan Poona, Jennifer Dengate, Janelle Van Capelle, Cathie Cattermole, Sue Pitt, Fran Mead, Natalie Ignacz and Michele Young.
Apologies: Ian McLean (on leave).

Lee
• Lee to step down as Treasurer of the Committee and take a break from the Committee after many years of service
• A new Treasurer will need to be appointed, possibly Cathie Cattermole
• With the introduction of LMBR the financial organisation of the Committee may need to change. Perhaps set up our own account and not have a trust fund attached to a school. Jenny to investigate what other schools do and what our options may be.

Jenny
• Jenny taking long service leave Term 4 Weeks 1 – 3
• Number of delegates attending the Term 2 Conference (Integrating Inquiry Learning & Web 2.0 Technologies into the Australian Curriculum) was disappointing
• Positive evaluations by delegates
• Syba Academy easy to work with
• Purchased one PMBW banner and received one free
• Paid $100 for graphic design
• Lorraine to add Non PMBW attendees to our data base
• Julie to add a question to Term 3 PL Day Evaluation, ie. “Did you attend the Term 2 Conference? Why/Why not?”

Cathie
• CBCA Western Sydney – organising an authors/illustrators weekend to be held at Auburn. Advertised via DEC email. Cathie will attend.

Term 3 Professional Learning Day
• Wednesday 3 September (Week 8)
• TL – Rosalind Graham (prefers Ros)
• Riverstone PS
• Cost $40
• Add mention of AGM during Housekeeping matters. Encourage delegates to speak to Committee members throughout the day and consider joining the Committee
• Caterer is booked – Richard
• Jenny has visited the venue
• Course has been uploaded onto MyPL
• Sponsors have paid
 Michele – organise folders
 Julie – organise evaluation sheet
 Jenny – amend Agenda to include AGM 3:00 – 3:15pm followed by Lucky Door Prizes
 Jenny – inform presenters that the IWB is low to the floor, handouts may be helpful if delegates find it difficult to view the screen
 Jenny – investigate parking for sponsors – inform Sue
 Jenny – contact Lorraine to email delegates on data base re lack of parking in the school grounds
 Lorraine – organise badges
 Janelle – touch base with Nerina and suggest that she bring handouts along
 Janelle – pass on website list re Teaching Standards.

Term 4 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Quakers Hill PS
• Thursday 30th October (Week 4) 3:30 – 5:00pm.
• Judith Ridge will organise a free session with guest author Sally Murphy (promoting Walker Books)
Suggest that Sally will speak from 4:00 – $:45pm followed by question time
To be confirmed
• Walker Books would have a promotional stand?
• Invite Teacher Librarians and Classroom Teachers?
• Jenny – organise a flyer to promote this event at Term 3 PL Day.

Next Committee Meeting: 3.45pm Penrith Panthers – date to be announced.
Meeting closed: 4.50pm.

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May 12

Committee Meeting Minutes for Wednesday 7 May 2014

Venue: Penrith Panthers
Meeting opened: 4.00pm
Present: Jenny Scheffers, Lee Arundel, Ian McLean, Jan Poona, Jenny Dengate, Janelle Van Capelle, Cathie Cattermole and Michele Young.
Apologies: Lorraine Baxter, Fran Mead and Natalie Ignacz.

Upcoming Term 2 CONFERENCE – Integrating Inquiry Learning & Web 2.0 Technologies into the Australian Curriculum
Lee
• Paid to Syba Signs
• PMBW bags – 250 ordered, new logo displayed

Jenny
• Presented by Lyn Hay at Novotel Parramatta
• Partnership with Syba Academy
• Syba Academy will coordinate all aspects of the day – registration, certificates, evaluations etc
• 59 delegates enrolled at present – 49 from our district, 3 non PMBW TLs and 7 TL colleagues
• Aiming for a total of 100 delegates
• Advertise on NSW listserv if numbers have not improved over the next two weeks
• PMBW bought one banner, second banner free
• Members of the committee will hand out PMBW showbags
• Suggested that delegates bring a unit of work to use in the last session of the day
• Sponsors – Syba Signs, Wheelers Books, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eisau School’s Directory
• Advertise Term 3 Professional Learning meeting at this conference
 A couple of Committee members will need to meet with Lee (Blacktown South PS) to organise the show bags before the Conference date
 Jenny – confirm menu and table settings
 Jenny – approach Syba Signs about donation of lucky door prizes.

Upcoming Professional Learning Day – Term 3 instead of Term 4
• Wednesday 3 September (Week 8)
• TL – Rosalind Graham (prefers Ros)
• Riverstone PS
• Cost $40
• Proposed Agenda
8.15am Registration & coffee
9.00am Welcome by Principal & Housekeeping
9.10am Review of the Shortlisted CBCA titles and What’s Hot – Paul MacDonald (The Children’s Bookshop) – confirmed
10.20am Bringing authors and Illustrators into your classroom using Connected Classroom + Pinterest – Cathie Cattermole
11.00am Sponsor’s Presentations
11.15am Morning Tea and Sponsor’s Displays
12 noon Unpacking the Teaching Standards for Teacher Librarians – Nerina Pretlove
 Janelle to organise with Nerina
1.00pm Lunch and Sponsor’s Displays
2.00pm Author /Illustrator – possibly Catherine Jinks, John Heffernan, Aaron Blabey or Oliver Pomnavah?
 Jenny to contact Lateral Learning
3.00pm Concluding Evaluation/ Lucky Door prize draw
 Sue to organise sponsors
 Jenny to book caterer
 Jenny and Jan to upload course onto MyPL.

Term 4 Afternoon Tea Meeting
• Quakers Hill PS
• Date to be announced, 3:30 – 5:00pm.

General Discussion
Jan
• Suggested PD Day session for 2015 – How do Teacher Librarians teach in their School Library?
Cathie
• Scholastic will provide authors for free eg Dav Pilkey
Janelle
• Try ‘Booked Out’ to find authors for school visits.

Next Committee Meeting: 3.45pm Blacktown Sports Club – date to be announced

Meeting closed:
5.00pm

July 10

Committee meeting – minutes

Venue: Penrith Panthers
Meeting opened: 4.05pm
Present: Jenny Scheffers, Lee Arundel, Ian McLean, Julie Grazotis, Cathie Cattermole, Sue Pitt, Fran Mead, Di Johnston, Jennifer Dengate, Janelle Van Capelle, Jan Poona, Bonnie Manwaring and Michele Young.
Apologies: Lorraine Baxter, Susan Burke and Natalie Ignacz.

Evaluation of Term 4 Professional Learning Day
Jenny
• Thank you to Cathie for preparing the Evaluation Report
• A very successful day
• Thank you to all Committee members
• Sharon McGuinness – $300 gift voucher for Children’s Bookshop presented as payment to Thirroul PS. Sharon received wine plus $50 gift voucher.
Cathie
• Comments about the day were extremely positive
• Refer to Evaluation Report.
Ian
• Suggestion – indicate representation of Primary School / High School numbers on Evaluation handout.
Sue
• Suggestion – survey TLs on listserve to gather information as to why many HS TLs are not attending Professional Learning days
• Committee has made a conscious effort to include content appropriate for HS TLs.
Lee
• Waiting on four delegates to pay.

Term 3 Afternoon Tea
• Thursday 29 August
• TL – Julie Grazotis
• Banks PS
• 3:30 – 5:00pm
• Book Week discussion
• Committee members to bring a plate
• RSVP to Julie.

Term 4 Professional Learning Day
• Date to be announced
• TL – Janelle Van Capelle
• Chifley College Bidwill – Janelle to check possible dates, enquire about catering through the school, and contact Jenny.

Possible Agenda
o Colleen Blancato – Smart Money presentation – 1 hour
o Workshops – one hour per session x 2
Ian – Book Trailers using Photopeach (present in a classroom)
Cathie – Book Trailers using imovie (present in classroom), delegates to bring own ipad
Bonnie – using Adobe Premier Elements (in Library)
Di – using Voki and Puppet Pals (in Library)
 Workshop presenters to email Jenny with their requirements to conduct the session
o Discussion Panel – PS / HS sessions. Delegates email questions / discussion points to Jenny prior to the day. Questions answered / discussed by panel on the day

o Timetable
8.15 Registration & coffee
9.00 Welcome
9.10 Smart Money presentation
10.10 Sponsors presentations
10.30 Morning tea
11.20 Workshop – session 1 (finish 12.20 for 10 minute change over)
12.30 Workshop – session 2
1.30 Lunch
2.15 Discussion Panel
3.00 Evaluation / Lucky door prizes.

o Sponsors – Kingfisher & Elizabeth Richards??

General Discussion
Jenny
• Committee members to update phone numbers on Committee information sheet
• Sue and Jenny attended conference ‘eBooks 4 eLearning’ at Parramatta
• Future author / illustrator presenters – contact Jackie Hawkes (CBCA)
• Suggestion – print our Logo on pens and notepads
• Purchase PMBW banner – consider an area name / Logo change – to be discussed further at next meeting, ie. when schools are no longer officially within the district’s ever-changing boundaries.
 Lee – organise quotes for printing our logo on pens, notebooks, bags and banner.

Next Committee Meeting: 3.45pm Blacktown Sports Club – date to be announced
Meeting closed: 5.10pm.

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June 12

Minutes of 5th June professional learning day

Here are the minutes of the recent PL day at Oxley Park Public School.

Host Teacher Librarian: Bonnie Manwaring

Welcome: Mrs Delphine Annette (Principal Oxley Park PS)
• Acknowledgement of traditional custodians
• Teacher Librarians have the opportunity to live and breathe books
• Thankyou to everyone for attending & enjoy the day.

Welcome & General Business: Jenny Scheffers (Chairperson PMBW Committee)
• Acknowledgement of traditional custodians
• Thankyou to everyone for attending
• Housekeeping matters – Bonnie
• Welcome and thankyou to our presenters and sponsors
• Folder contains the following documents:
 * Agenda
 * Term 3 Afternoon Tea – Thursday 29 August at Banks PS (TL – Julie Grazotis) 3:30 – 5:00pm, No cost and no need to register on MYPL
 * School Library Association of New South Wales presents ‘eBooks 4 eLearning’, Thursday 13th June 2013 4.40 – 6.30pm, The Auditorium, Parramatta RSL, O’Connell St Parramatta
 * Evaluation Form
• Term 4 Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Day, Chifley College Bidwell (TL – Janelle Van Capelle), Date to be announced
• Badge draw at the end of the day – prizes donated by sponsors.

Guest Speaker: Paul MacDonald (The Children’s Bookshop)
Review of the Shortlisted CBCA titles and What’s Hot
• Refer to copy of Paul’s PowerPoint presentation
• Greater focus on Visual Literacy – picture books
• Teen fiction and children’s fiction booming – authors for the adult market are now writing teen fiction
• Trend – hopelessness, dark, depressing themes
• Focus areas – books supporting the National Curriculum, Asian texts, sustainability, multimodal texts
• CBCA 2013 Theme – Read Across the Universe
Mrs Mac’s Library website – teaching notes and ideas for shortlisted titles
• Classics are popular – no copyright
• Impact of Diary of a wimpy kid Double dork, Soccer star, Cricket God, Big Nate, Tom Gates
• Easy Read Alouds – Our Australian girls, Billy B Brown, Andy Roid
• Popular picture books – King Pig, Treasure box, Mr Darcy the dancing duck, Baa baa smart sheep, Lilac ladies.

Guest Speaker: Sharon McGuinness (Author of Coming Home and Teacher Librarian, Thirroul PS)
From TL to Author
mrsmacsbooks.weebly.com
• Catalyst for writing – ghost story competition to win a colour TV. Part of story published in the newspaper
• 2006 – participated in Di Bates’ picture book writing course. Wrote short story based on brother’s horse farm – published in The School Magazine 2008
• Wrote beginning chapter book based on rugby league titled Try! – an eBook for kindle and ePub. Dedicated to students, Max and Jack, who provided inspiration for the book. Teaching notes available on Mrs Mac’s website
• 2006 – started Mrs Mac’s
Coming home was written during a time of personal/family trauma. Published 2012 during Mental Health Week. Author royalties donated to Black Dog. Book trailer on Youtube and Mrs Mac’s
• Now enjoying the challenge of writing picture books.

Sponsor: Syba Signs (Phyll)
• Professional Development program 2013
The National Curriculum: Developing a Guided Inquiry and Web 2.0 Approach with Dr. Ross Todd and Lyn Hay – Sydney, Friday 21 June 2013
Resourcing the Australian Curriculum with Lyn Hay – 9 September 2013
• Digital Signage and teaching resources
• Wide range of posters
• Winter catalogue available
• Happy to visit schools to discuss your Library needs.

Sponsor: Kookaburra (Jan)
• Jan – 9 years as area rep
• Long term sponsor
• New catalogue available
• Products include trolleys, touchscreens, DVC, headphones, pinboards, dictionaries, atlases, Get Reading Right Literacy program.
• Contact for appointment 0417 101 028, jan@kookaburra.com.au

Guest Speakers: Colleen Foley – DEC School Libraries Update
• Access documents on 21C learning via School Libraries website
Scan online – key support for school libraries and TLs – share username and password with staff
• eBooks – available on L4L (My Library interface), Load H1>G3
• eBooks project – article and report found in 2012 November issue of Scan
• SCIS records can be used to catalogue book trailers, apps etc
• Timeline for Library Replacement System – start July/August for first round (LMBR schools – 229 schools) – completed over 18mth to 2 year period
• New Syllabus
 NSW Scootle – search and discovery tool, bank of resources
 BOS Program Builder
TaLe – will continue – add resources for the new curriculum
 Education Services Australia (ESA) – supported by each state and sector
Scan reviews – future change to see reviews as resource packages, springboards to links with other resources.

Guest Speaker: Sharon McGuinness (Teacher Librarian, Thirroul PS)
Subtle TL Advocacy
• Refer to copy of PowePoint presentation
mrsmacsbooks.weebly.com
• Professional groups – ALIA, ASLA, SLANSW, TL Advocacy group ‘The Hub’
• Opportunities
 Contribute to your School’s Annual Report
 Resourcing the new curriculum
 Present at staff meetings
 Guided Inquiry and inquiry based learning complement the new curriculum
 Have your own library page on the school website
 Contact local public libraries – access databases
• Useful links
 Prezi (new English syllabus) http://prezi.com/
 Squarl http://squarl.com/3v/Ouw
 Pinterest http://pinterest.com/
 NSW State Library
• Web 2.0 tools
 Smore
 Flipsnack
 Motivator
 Voki
 ABC Splash
 Story Box Library
 Literacy Shed
 Show Me the Awesome
 Cybrarian – retro Library posters.

Guest Speaker: Jackie Hawkes
CBCA Update
• Refer to flyer The Children’s Book Council of Australia and copy of PowerPoint presentation
• http://nsw.cbca.org.au/
• Activities
 Book Sale – held in March at Rozelle. Meet guest authors
 Book Week – short list announced
 National Simultaneous Storytime – 2013 The wrong book by Nick Bland
Maurice Saxby Lecture – celebrating the extensive contributions of Maurice Saxby to Australian Children’s Literature
 Writing workshops for students – held at State Library of NSW
 Junior Writing Master Classes – part of Sydney Writer’s Festival – at State Library of NSW
 CBC2U 2013 – Children’s Book Creators to YOU. Invite an author or illustrator to help enrich reading and writing experiences
 Stories on Screen 2013
 Book Week – 2013 Read Across the Universe. Book Week merchandise – order from NSW website
 Judges dinner – celebrates the work of the NSW Book Week judges. To farewell and thank Jill Bruce and welcome Cathie Tasker. August 23, Venue TBC
 Author Teas – invite authors to afternoon tea at your school, buy their books and share their stories
 CBCA Publications – iRead and Buzz About Books.

Next Committee meeting: 3.45pm Thursday 27 June at Penrith Panthers.
Meeting concluded: 3:30pm