At our Term 2 full-day conference, “Connect to collaborate and create”, The Children’s Bookshop proprietor, Paul Macdonald, was one of our guest speakers. Paul has given us his slideshow file to share here, so that teacher librarians can share his presentation on the CBCA Book of the Year Awards’ nominees, and what’s currently “hot” in reading, to teachers and students in their schools. Thank you Paul.
In association with the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s NSW Branch, teacher librarians Ian McLean and Jackie Hawkes have set up a blog to help students to explore the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the “Notable books”, Short List, Honour Books and gold-medal winners, and to support CBCA NSW initiatives, such as the Kids AAA event.
Check it out at: HERE.
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.
• 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
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
The Children’s Book Council of Australia announces the Shortlist on Friday! Have you seen the great merchandise for celebrating Book Week this year? (Includes an amazing poster by Shaun Tan.) Click for more information HERE
Here are some details of our next full-day conference, Connect to collaborate and create at Rooty Hill RSL. The PMBW Group is pleased to be able to subsidise the cost to delegates. The reduced cost will be about $70-$80 (exact costing still to be finalised), which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Registration details and a detailed copy of the program will be emailed shortly.
Please ensure you discuss this dynamic event now with your school’s Professional Learning Team and book this date in! This will be a most relevant, practical and valuable Conference!
Date: Thursday 30th June at Rooty Hill RSL
8:15 – 9:00am Registration & Coffee
9:00 – 9:10am Welcome, Housekeeping & General Business
9:10 – 11:10am Unpacking how pictures and text work together; Using visual literacy to plan for English K-12: Jenny Williams
11:10 – 11:45am Morning tea
11:45 – 12:45pm CBCA Shortlisted books and What’s Hot: Paul Macdonald , Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft
12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 – 3:15pm Google Apps for Education: Dr Nerida McCredie
3:15 – 3:30pm Evaluation
3.30 – 4.30pm Afternoon Tea
A large trade fair will also be a part of the day with suppliers showcasing their library resources and products.
Jenny Scheffers (Teacher Librarian Caddies Creek PS)
Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown & Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group
Children’s author Deborah Abela launched her new book, “Teresa: a new Australian”, at our Term 1 literary afternoon tea. With this title, Deb delves into her own past to bring us a story of courage, strength and a plucky little Maltese Australian girl…
Thank you Deb for a wonderful event, and to our host, Jenny Dengate.
The PMBW Teacher Librarian Group Committee has plans well underway for another very exciting year of professional development and networking, including our Term 1 Author Book Talk! Please mark the following date in your diaries!
* Term 1 Literary Afternoon Meeting Wednesday 30th March (Week 10) at Glenmore Park High School with guest author Deborah Abela, who will launch her new title Teresa: a new Australian. Deb delves into her own past to bring us a story of courage, strength and a plucky little Maltese Australian girl called Teresa. Bombs, caves and a new life in Australia!
Time: 3.30 – 5pm
Parking: Council car park adjacent to the sport fields, near the school’s front car park. There may be some parking onsite.
Afternoon tea will be provided. Deborah’s books will be for sale (payment by either cash or schools can be invoiced) and autographing!
RSVP: by Friday 18th March to host teacher librarian, Jenny Dengate
Phone: (02) 4733 0155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In other news, details of our Term 2 full-day conference will be announced soon. Connect to collaborate and create will be held on
Thursday 30th June at Rooty Hill RSL Club.
In this blog entry, you can quickly locate the digital resources used by the presenters at our Term 3 professional learning day, held on Monday 10th August (Week 5).
* Progressing with Oliver:
Research Projects – Evidence of how Oliver and Orbit are supporting student learning
(A) Primary: Julie Grazotis (Banks PS – their Oliver ClassMovie is linked HERE) and Ian McLean (Penrith PS).
(B) Secondary: Jenny Dengate (Glenmore Park HS) & Lolita Garcia (Richmond HS).
* STEPS Book Forum – Engaging your school learning community: Julie Grazotis (Banks PS) – Click down to Page 2 of the PDF.
* CBCA Update: Jackie Hawkes & Honor White (CBCA NSW representatives)
* Promoting reading through dynamic author/illustrator visits: Jenny Scheffers (Caddies Creek PS)
* Website of our Guest Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah (Click on the hyperlink).
The Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group is hosting an exciting professional development day in Term 3, on Monday 10th August (Week 5), at Clairgate Public School, Colorado Drive, St Clair.
Host Teacher Librarian: Lisa McInally
Please see the Agenda (below).
Online registration through MyPL@DET is now available using one of the following:
Course title: PMBW Teacher Librarian Professional Development Day Term 3 2015
Course code: NR08226
To enrol for this conference, you need to do the following:
1. Complete the online registration (which closes on Monday 27th July).
2. Give a copy of the tax invoice (see attachment) to your SAM so they can prepare a cheque
When completing the online registration, please select the payment option “Cheque”, as there is NO DIRECT DEBIT available.
Please note that we now have a new Treasurer, Jan Poona from Rooty Hill PS, and there are new payment arrangements. If you are a 229 School please email Jan, so she is aware that payment may be delayed.
Please also note your registration is not official until payment has been received. Places for this PD Day are strictly limited!
If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Jenny Scheffers email@example.com
The Committee hopes you will be able to join us for this exciting professional learning day!
Teacher Librarian @ Caddies Creek PS
8:15 am Registration & Coffee
9:00 am Welcome by Principal, Housekeeping & General Business
9:10 am Sponsor Presentations
9:30 am Concurrent Sessions: Progressing with Oliver:
Research Projects – Evidence of how Oliver is supporting student learning
(A) Primary: Julie Grazotis (Banks PS), Ian McLean (Penrith PS)
(B) Secondary: Jenny Dengate (Glenmore Park HS), Lolita Garcia (Richmond HS)
10:30 am MORNING TEA and Sponsors’ Displays
11:15 am STEPS Book Forum – Engaging your school learning community: Julie Grazotis (Banks PS)
12:15 pm: Guest Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
1:15 pm LUNCH and Sponsors’ Displays
2:00 pm CBCA Update: Jackie Hawkes (CBCA) and Honor White (CBCA)
2.30 pm Promoting reading through dynamic author / illustrator visits: Jenny Scheffers (Caddies Creek PS)
3:00 pm Evaluation and lucky badge prizes.
Click HERE to download the presenters’ materials.
PMBW is conducting its first Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Day in Term 1.
Date: Thursday 19th March (Week 8) 2015
Host Teacher Librarian: Lynne Millson
Venue: Parklea Public School, 205 Glenwood Park Drive, Glenwood
Oliver Library System Update – Doug Jenkins (Senior Systems Analyst, Schools Admin Support, Information Technology Directorate) & Colleen Foley (Manager School Libraries & Information Literacy)
Panel Discussion of Teacher Librarians who are currently using Oliver
Concurrent Sessions split into primary and high school groups:
(A) Resourcing the new curriculum – Paul Macdonald (The Children’s Bookshop)
(B) Professional Networking-Group Discussion – with peers.
Register online at MyPL@Edu. Course code is NR07564 (where 0 is zero), or via the hyperlink: www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=100966
Cost: $40 per person. Do not include GST. (MyPL payment option – please select CHEQUE.) PMBW sent out Tax Invoice forms by email for this event. Please give a copy of that document to your SAM for payment. Please send all cheques to: Attention Jan Poona, Rooty Hill Public School, Westminster St, Rooty Hill, 2766. Make your cheque payable to Rooty Hill Public School. For any queries about payment, please contact Jan Poona firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Jenny Scheffers: email@example.com