The Committee of the Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor (PMBW) teacher-librarians invite you to an informal afternoon tea gathering to network, and to share the successes of your Book Week activities. This is a great opportunity to meet your TL colleagues, especially if you are often unable to attend full-day PD opportunities. We hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday 13th September (Week 8)
Venue: Bidwill Public School, 45 Bunya Road, Bidwill
Time: 3:30 for 4.00pm – 5:00pm
Topics: Networking opportunities, Flexible Learning Spaces and sharing of Book Week successes
Cost: Free. Afternoon tea refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: Friday 7th September to Cate Yard (Teacher Librarian)
Phone: 02 9628 2444
Parking details: Please park on the street (Bunya Road). Enter through the Chifley College Bidwill pedestrian gate. The library is to the right of the high school office.
Please note amended agenda.
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. (Note: Enrolments have now closed.)
Day: Thursday May 10 2018 (Term 2, Week 2)
Venue: Richmond High School
RICHMOND NSW 2753
Host Teacher Librarian: Lolita Garcia
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-6 and curriculum overview: Easter Cameli representing James Hoffman, Acting Leader of Primary Curriculum (NSW DoE)
11:30am – 12:15pm Secondary Teacher Librarians’ Discussion: June Wall, Library Coordinator, Learning Systems (NSW DoE)
12:15pm – 1.00pm Science Syllabus K-6 and STEM: Easter Carmeli, Science & Technology Adviser K-6 (NSW DoE)
12:15pm – 1.00pm Science Syllabus 7-12: Sham Nair, Science Advisor, Secondary Curriculum Learning and Teaching Directorate (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.
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 email@example.com
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!
Chairperson, PMBW Teacher Librarians’ Learning Group
Where: James Erskine Public School’s Library I-Centre
53 Peppertree Drive
When: Wednesday 11th April (Term 1, Week 11)
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Parking: Available onsite, or in car park across from the school
This is an opportunity to network, have afternoon tea, and a local teacher-librarian sharing with you:
* A brief overview of both the process and the value of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and maths)
* Problem solving, critical thinking and the importance of the school library
* Participate in a Picture Book S.T.E.M. challenge
* Try a variety of “Make & Take” challenges
* Meet and play with JEPS robots, Bee-Bots, Construct-a-Bots, Ozobots, Wonder Dash & Sphero
* Access to a Google Doc file of Picture Book S.T.E.M. ideas.
We hope you can join us.
RSVP closing date: Friday 6th April
Contact Cathie to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Due to the nature of this workshop, it is limited to 40 attendees. RSVPs will be recorded in order of receipt. TLs will receive priority as the local PMBW TL Committee is hosting this event. Other teachers are welcome and will be advised is there are places available after the RSVP cut-off date. Thank you.
UPDATE: Here are some photos of the day…
Click here for slideshow (Requires Flash)
Or go to the album HERE.
The Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group (PMBW) is hosting an exciting Term 4 Conference on Friday 24th November (Week 7), 9.00am – 3.30pm at Rooty Hill High School Conference Centre, North Parade, Rooty Hill. The Conference Centre is on the first floor above the hall (and was the school library years ago, before the new one was built).
Please use the Tax Invoice attached to the email we sent out by email, which MUST be given to your SAM. The cost is $40. The PD Day Agenda is as printed below. Online registration is through MyPL and the code for this event is NR17175. We look forward to seeing you.
8:15 – 9:00am Registration & Refreshments
9:00 – 9:10am Welcome, Housekeeping & General Business
9:10 – 9:40am Integrating Popular Information Picture Books into Teaching & Learning Programs: Paul Macdonald (The Children’s Bookshop)
9:40 – 10:45am A Guide to using picture books in Geography (Dept of Education’s new online resource): Theone Ellas (DoE HSIE K-6 Advisor)
10:45 – 11:00am Sponsors’ Presentations
11:00 – 11:30am Morning tea
11:30 – 12:15pm Author presentation: Bruce Pickworth, author of The Godwits (book has a focus on bird migration and built environments, HSIE, with online Teachers’ Notes by Margo Pickworth)
12:15 – 1.00pm Using an information picture book as a resource for Geography and History: Margo Pickworth
1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:00pm Discussion Groups (High School & Primary Schools): Library Programs – Lesson Planning & Programming Templates
3:00 – 3:15pm Evaluation and Badge Draw.
Colleen Blancato, Library Coordinator, Learning Systems, of the NSW DoE’s Learning and Business Systems Directorate, will also be attending. (More on Colleen’s participation later!)
Chairperson, PMBW TL Committee
14 teacher librarians met at Nepean Performing Arts High School’s library on Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed sharing some great ideas from their 2017 CBCA Book Week celebrations.
Sue Pitt and Ian McLean had prepared digital slideshows to present and Kelly Finch shared an art activity that involved using Publisher‘s tools to change backgrounds from photos of students reading to create new surroundings so they could “Escape to everywhere”.
Many thanks to our teacher librarian host, Karuna Chetty, for making us feel so welcome.
Chairperson, PMBW TLs.
Here are Penrith PS’s class displays to celebrate CBCA Book Week! Click HERE to view a slideshow.
During Book Week, Penrith PS also had a visit from author Bruce Pickworth, a former teacher at that school. He had introduced his picture book The godwits to students in Class 23, and all of Stage 2 and Stage 3. This resource has strong links to the new geography and history syllabuses, and will feature at our Term 4 full-day meeting.
And here are some old friends…
The Committee of the Penrith, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Windsor (PMBW) teacher-librarians invite you to an informal afternoon tea gathering to network, and to share the successes of your Book Week activities. This is a great opportunity to meet your TL colleagues, especially if you are often unable to attend full-day professional learning opportunities with us. We hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, 13th September (Week 9)
Venue: Nepean Creative & Performing Arts High School Library
115-119 Great Western Highway
Time: 3:30 for 4.00pm – 5:00pm
Topics: Networking opportunities and sharing of Book Week successes
Cost: Free. Afternoon tea refreshments will be provided.
RSVP by Friday 8th September to Karuna Chetty (Teacher Librarian)
Email: email@example.com or
Phone: 02 4728 7200
Parking details: TBA.
We had a great response for our professional development day on Thursday 22nd June. Thank you all!
Many thanks to Paul Macdonald for this PowerPoint slideshow of his presentation on the CBCA “Book of the Year” Short List for 2017. PMBW members are granted permission to use this material with your staff and students. Click on the hyperlink to download.
Many thanks also to Leanne Steed, Bradley Cook and Glyn Jones for this PDF of their presentation about PDPs and goal-setting for teacher librarians. Click on the hyperlink to download.
An email was sent out to all members on Wednesday about the online evaluation for the day on GoogleForms. It can still be filled in via Google Classroom from your DoE Portal, or there is also an alternative, direct hyperlink. Please contact Ian at Ian.McLean7@det.nsw.edu.au if you require the direct link again.
We are hoping to have a secondary TL volunteer their school library as a venue for our Term 4 full-day PD day. If your Principal is agreeable to this, please do let the committee know ASAP. The committee will be meeting in early Term 3 to decide on the venue and agenda.
Enjoy your holiday break!
Chairperson, PMBW TL Learning Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee hope you will be able to join us for this exciting Conference, which will provide most valuable professional development and networking opportunities!
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.
Registration & Coffee
Welcome by Principal, Housekeeping & General Business
CBCA “Book of the Year Award” Short Listed books, and What’s Hot: Paul Macdonald (The Children’s Bookshop)
Professional Development Plans (PDPs) : Bradley Cook & Leanne Steed (Teacher Quality Advisors, Nirimba)
Using Google Docs (PDPs) & Google Forms (Evaluation): Julie Grazotis & Lolita Garcia
Evaluation & Badge Draw
We hope to see you there!
Hi Teacher Librarian colleagues,
The Penrith Mount Druitt Blacktown Windsor (PMBW) Teacher Librarians Professional Learning Group invites you to meet Bradley Cook (Teacher Quality Advisor, Nirimba) at our afternoon tea meeting this Wednesday.
Bradley will be talking about Professional Development Plans (PDPs) as they relate to Teacher-Librarians. The presentation will be 40 minutes. You are encouraged to bring along your 2016 or draft 2017 PDPs, for discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies.
When: Wednesday, 15th March (Week 8 Term 1) 3.45 – 5.00pm.
Cost: This is a FREE event! Afternoon tea will be provided.
Where: Hambledon PS Library, Bali Drive, Quakers Hill, 02 98373200
Who: This event is open to all teacher-librarians
Please RSVP by Tuesday 14th March to: Terrie O’Hearn, TL at Hambledon PS, our host
Terrie.Ohearn@det.nsw.edu.au or call 02 98373200.
You are welcome to park in the school grounds if there is room. Otherwise, street parking is available.
The PMBW Committee looks forward to sharing in this valuable literary afternoon with you!
Ian McLean (Penrith PS)
Chairperson, PMBW Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Group.