Harnessing the power of school libraries 800 2018 2
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23 May / $40

Otonga Road School Library, Rotorua

This professional development event for school library staff and teachers explores how effective library services and environments benefit students. Learn advocacy skills and strategies to maximise the impact of your library on student learning and reading for well-being in your school.

Dates, fees, and registration

Date and time Thursday 23 May, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Fee $40
Registrations close 5pm Thursday 16 May

Who this learning event is for

  • School library staff who want to strengthen library/classroom connections.
  • Primary, intermediate, and secondary school teachers and literacy leaders.

What you'll learn

  • Understand how the library impacts literacy, learning, and student well-being, using current guidelines and research.
  • Learn ways to collaborate effectively to maximise library services for students.
  • Further develop your skills in advocacy to support school library development.
  • Explore strategies to build 'reading for well-being' programmes in your school.
  • Discover books that help encourage inclusion, develop empathy, and boost mood.
  • Understand how the school library can be a place of well-being for students.
  • Improve your professional practice by applying what you learn to your own school context.

What you'll do

  • Look at examples of highly effective school library practice.
  • Explore how to identify and work with collaborators in your school community.
  • Plan practical advocacy strategies you can implement in your school.
  • Understand more about the benefits of reading for well-being.
  • Identify books and ideas to support student well-being.
  • Learn from other participants by sharing ideas and practice.
  • Reflect on your learning and create an action plan to implement back at school.

What's provided

Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Register or find out more

Registrations closed 16 May.

For more information, email vicki.stephens@dia.govt.nz

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