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Computational thinking as the 'new literacy': professional development opportunities

By Associate Professor Katrina Falkner

Issue 95, Term 4 2015

athematics, science and literacy, and with examples from teaching themes commonly used within Foundation to Year 6. Being online, the course provided professional development opportunities at a time and in a location that suited the individual. At the same time, we were conscious of the need to deve

Learning online: MOOCs for library staff

By Martin Gray

Issue 90, Term 3 2014

With teachers being required to take on regular professional development, but often being both time and funding poor, many educators are turning to the phenomenon of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.A MOOC is a form of distance education which can be studied at a student's own pace and in the

Down the library path

By Bernadette Bennett, Kerry Gittens, Lynette Barker

Issue 92, Term 1 2015

Three teacher librarians from the Hunter region report on the planning to create an Information Skills Strategy and programme guide for the region based on the NSW DET Information Skills Process. When you are working with like-minded people sometimes the planets align and between you, clarity can be

Collector, curator or collaborator?

By Jennie Bales

Issue 100, Term 1 2017

Jennie Bales, adjunct lecturer at Charles Sturt University, celebrates the collaborative ethos inherent in school library professionals. Collaborators by nature Collaborators work together for a common purpose. In the school library setting, collaboration involves the sharing of information, knowled

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

Welcome to Issue 110 of Connections! New Connections editor In this issue, we welcome our new Connections editor, Carmen Eastman. Carmen brings a background in marketing for libraries to our team. We are very happy to have her, and I’m looking forward to all the great content she has planned for com

Synergy highlights: The first 15 years

By Rosemary Abbott

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Synergy, the online journal of the School Library Association of Victoria, is published twice a year. Articles are written by those in the field and are often practical in nature. The most recent issue is available to members only, but earlier issues are available to all readers. The journal aims to

International engagement: the SLAV / IASL partner association program

By Susan La Marca

Issue 106, Term 3 2018

Susan La Marca, Executive Officer of SLAV, discusses its recent partnership with the International Association of School Librarianship — and how we can learn from the international school library community. School librarianship is different from country to country. We may share many similar aims and

Preserving the past: becoming the archivist in the school library

By Naomi Heyman, Nigel Paull

Issue 107, Term 4 2018

they often possess the most suitable skillset within the school community. Library staff who are also school archivists are recommended to undertake professional development; visit schools with extensive archives; liaise with local and state libraries and museums; discuss archives at collegial grou

The professional learning hat

By Barbara Braxton

Issue 97, Term 2 2016

The core of our mandate as teacher librarians is to enable our students to become lifelong learners. By teaching students, staff and other members of the school community about the information literacy process, we provide them with a scaffold that they can use in any area. This allows them to find w

LIFT: From little things ...

By Madeleine Galbraith and the LIFT team

Issue 108, Term 1, 2019

Madeleine Galbraith shares the story of the Library and Information Focused Training (LIFT) group in Western Australia, and how they got together to form a personal learning network of passionate, eager-to-learn library officers. Introduction In 2017, Carmen Lawrence addressed a room full of librari

The value of podcasts for school library staff

By Amy Hermon

Issue 110, Term 3 2019

or and keep me up to date with constantly evolving technology, and its applications in the classroom. In many ways, podcasts are how I personalise my professional development. A recommended strategy is to review archived episodes and cherry-pick the ones that serve your interests and needs. Or — as

SCIS is more

By Caroline Ramsden

Issue 111, Term 4 2019

2019 is racing along — welcome to Issue 111 of Connections! SCIS Data as a selection tool Many of you are now using either Z39.50 or the SCIS API to import records from SCIS Data into your library management systems. This seamless and efficient workflow has many benefits for users. SCIS also provide

SCIS is more

By Carmen Eastman

Issue 112, Term 1 2020

Welcome to 2020, and Issue 112 of Connections! We are looking forward to another busy year – look out for upcoming professional learning sessions and webinars. We love talking with the SCIS community! When we are out and about at conferences, or in SCIS workshops, we are often asked about SCIS Autho