Following our recent professional learning day at Riverstone PS, here are the presenters’ PowerPoint slideshows, which may be useful when sharing your learning with colleagues in your own school and beyond. Please click on the hyperlinks below and, when you get to the slideshow’s link page, click on that hyperlink to “open” or “save” the […]




The Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group is hosting an exciting professional development day on Wednesday, 3rd September (Week 8) at Riverstone Public School. Please see the below agenda, which provides full details of the day. Online registration through MyPL@DET is now available. The course title is PMBW Teacher Librarian […]




Tuesday 22 May 2012, Cambridge Park HS Teacher Librarian: Alison Johnson & Library Assistant: Renae Wheeler Welcome: Mr Tony Diaczok (Deputy Principal Cambridge Park HS) • Thank you to everyone for attending • Key focus on literacy • Teacher Librarians drive the literacy agenda in their schools • Acknowledgement of the valued work done by […]




Don’t forget that the picture book “The very cranky bear” by Nick Bland is today’s annual ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime title! Have fun, everyone!




Just a quick reminder from Jackie Hawkes about some of the Children’s Book Council activities that may help your NYoR efforts and involvement AAA- Anticipate, Appreciate, Applaud – Tuesday April 3 Lead up to the announcements of the short listed books for Book Week 2012 – Champions Read. Nadia Wheatley as keymnote speaker, panel of […]




Compiled from the CBCA-NSW National Year of Reading Think Tank at Penrith: November 28, 2011 Me, My Shelf and I – Staff Photos in foyer of each teacher/support staff – Changed each year as a way of introducing teachers to our growing school. Photos are of teachers with their favorite book. We change photos of […]




The Sydney chapter of the children’s charity, Room to Read, held its bimonthly function recently at the Kirribilli Club. “Room to Read” is an international organisation that raises funds to help children in the developing world by building libraries in schools, providing locally published books, and maintaining the children’s right to read and for the […]




Here is a Word version of Colleen Foley’s presentation, a site tour of online resources for teacher librarians, which she presented at yesterday’s meeting: Please click here Thanks Colleen!



Getting started with IWBs
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At our professional development day in November 2009, teacher librarians Colleen Blancato, Fran Mead and Shelley Napper gave a presentation about how Smart notebook 10 software, which is free and downloadable on every NSW DET school computer, even if you do not have an IWB. Teachers can make resources to use on their IWBs. Or, […]