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12 August to 23 September / $100, early bird $80


Learn how to develop library services to support teaching and learning in your school, including using research, evidence, and feedback from your school community.

Dates, fees, and registration

Date Orientation week 12 to 18 August, 5 week course 19 August to 23 September 2019
Early-bird fee $80
Early-bird closes 26 July
Standard fee $100
Registrations close 9 August

Who this online course is for

Primary, intermediate, or secondary school:

  • new library staff
  • new members of the library management team.

Why take this course

  • Strengthen your role and understand its scope in a school library.
  • Learn how library services support teaching and learning and help create a school-wide reading culture.
  • Understand the importance of using evidence, knowledge of the community, and your school’s priorities to inform library services.
  • Improve your professional practice by applying what you learn to your own school context.
  • Learn with the support of a trained, online facilitator.

What you'll learn

On this course you'll learn:

  • how to gather evidence, input, and feedback from teachers, students, and the community
  • how to use this information and find other evidence to inform your library service development
  • some tools for assessing library practices in your school
  • how your school library can:
    • help create a school-wide reading culture
    • support the school’s strategic priorities.

What you'll do

  • Use quality resources to develop your knowledge and understanding of school library services.
  • Learn from other course participants by sharing ideas and practice.
  • Participate in scenario-based, problem-solving activities.
  • Create an action plan for an initiative you can implement to improve library services in your school.
  • Reflect on your learning.

Register or find out more

Registrations for this course have closed.

For more information, email katrina.young-drew@dia.govt.nz.

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