April 3

Forthcoming Term 2 full-day Professional Learning event

Our Term 2 full-day Professional Learning event is now available on MyPL. The session is called “PMBW Teacher Librarian Term2 2018 PD Day”. Type this title or Course Code “NR19790” into the MyPL search engine to enrol.

Day: Thursday May 10 2018 (Term 2, Week 2)
Venue: Richmond High School
Lennox Street
RICHMOND NSW 2753

Host Teacher Librarian: Lolita Garcia

Program:
8:15am – 9:00am Registration & Refreshments
9:00am – 9:10am Welcome, Housekeeping & General Business
9:10am – 10:15am Book Week 2018, the CBCA Short List, Notables and What’s Hot to support new syllabuses: Paul Macdonald (The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft)
10:15am – 10:45am Premier’s Reading Challenge – Meet Tamara Rodgers, 2018 PRC Officer (NSW DoE)
10:45am – 11:00am Sponsors’ Presentations
11:00am – 11:30am Morning tea
11:30am – 12:15pm Teacher Librarians, English Textual Concepts K-12 and curriculum overview: James Hoffman, Acting Leader of Primary Curriculum (NSW DoE)
12:15pm – 1.00pm Science Syllabus K-10 and STEM: Easter Carmeli, Science & Technology Adviser K-6 (NSW DoE)
Note: High School TLs’ Discussion from 12.30pm: June Wall, Library Coordinator, Learning Systems (NSW DoE)
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm The new online “Scan” journal and past thematic history articles: June Wall, Library Coordinator, Learning Systems (NSW DoE)
3:00pm – 3:15pm Evaluation and Badge Draw.

Instructions:
Parking on the school site is limited. The entrance is on Lennox Street. More parking is available on Lennox or West Market Street or Castlereagh Road.
If you have any dietary requirements, please contact Lolita Garcia at lolita.garcia@det.nsw.edu.au

As for the $40 payment, give the tax invoice to your SAM. It contains exact instructions as to how payment can be made. Please ensure that PMBW and your first and last names are used to clearly identify your payment. If we can’t identify who made the payment, we cannot determine that you have paid! Both the tax invoice and the agenda are attached to the email that told you that this PD day was on.

Please note that the day is quite early in Term 2. We look forward to seeing you there!

Ian McLean,
Chairperson, PMBW Teacher Librarians’ Learning Group

May 5

Term 2 professional learning day – Thursday 22nd June

The Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor (PMBW) Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group is hosting an exciting Term 2 Conference on Thursday 22nd June, 9am – 3.30pm at Caddies Creek PS, Glenwood Park Dr & Currawong St, Glenwood. (Host: Jenny Scheffers.) The cost is $40. The payment information is on the Tax Invoice (sent in our email to members).

Online registration through MyPL (see below). Please note your registration is not official until payment has been received. Places for this PD Day are strictly limited! (UPDATE: ALL PLACES NOW FILLED. Waiting list only.)

If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Jenny Scheffers at jennifer.scheffers@det.nsw.edu.au

The Committee hope you will be able to join us for this exciting Conference, which will provide most valuable professional development and networking opportunities!
Ian McLean
​Teacher Librarian @ Penrith PS
Chairperson PMBW Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group

How to sign up for the PMBW conference in MyPL
1. Open MyPL
2. Select Browse learning
3. Type course code NR14363 into Search box on right hand side.
4. When the course appears, click new green button.
5. This makes the enrolment button available so you can click on it.
6. An email will arrive very soon after with 3 buttons on it. Click the ‘Accept’ button.
7. Another email will arrive, confirming that you’re enrolled in the course.​

Program
8:15 am
Registration & Coffee
9:00 am
Welcome by Principal, Housekeeping & General Business
9:15 am
CBCA “Book of the Year Award” Short Listed books, and What’s Hot: Paul Macdonald (The Children’s Bookshop)
10:15 am
Sponsors’ Presentations
10:30 am
Morning tea
11:15 am
Professional Development Plans (PDPs) : Bradley Cook & Leanne Steed (Teacher Quality Advisors, Nirimba)
12:45 pm
Lunch
1:45 pm
Using Google Docs (PDPs) & Google Forms (Evaluation): Julie Grazotis & Lolita Garcia
2:15 pm
Discussion Groups
3.00 pm
Evaluation & Badge Draw

We hope to see you there!