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2018 professional learning program

Date Type Topic Venue
1 March Forum Primary Publisher Showcase
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Melbourne Grammar School
23 March Conference Real Libraries vs Fake News VU Conference Centre, Flinders Street, Melbourne
10 May Forum Reading Promotion
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Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
1 June Conference Real Libraries: Making it happen in Primary schools Etihad Stadium, Docklands
21 June Workshop Display workshop for library technicians and assistants
Focus on Book Week “Find your treasure”
17 August Conference Real Libraries: Collaborative spaces VU Conference Centre, Flinders Street, Melbourne
6 September Forum Genrefication
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Kew Primary School
1 November Forum Current Reading Research
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The Dream Factory, Footscray
23 November Conference Conference – Real libraries: Reading the world Etihad Stadium, Docklands


2017 Professional Learning Events and Resources

SLAV_Read Aloud please_conference_2017Connecting Readers SLAV Professional Learning 2017: Theme: “Collaborating beyond the school walls – engaging students, teachers, parents and the community”

Building upon previous years’ programs, this year we take collaborative learning beyond the schools walls by focussing on engaging with parents and the greater community to improve student learning outcomes

We will do this to:

  • increase school library staff capacity and expertise.
  • engage more fully with teachers and students to deliver better student outcomes.
  • be an interface that parents and the greater community have with the school.
  • support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum.
  • develop school library staff capacity to enhance student outcomes.
  • encourage teacher-librarians to engage in peer-to-peer teaching to enhance the capacity of all teachers.
  • incorporate critical thinking, digital learning and research skills in the curriculum.
  • explore new learning tools and inquiry methods that provide opportunities for library staff to employ a variety of creative and innovative collaborative methods to deliver programs.
  • further develop a ‘learning commons’ framework to support curriculum planning and shared learning resources.
  • increase skills and knowledge in school library practice.
  • work collaboratively with teachers, parents and students to foster 21st century learning.

SLAV, as a leader in school libraries is committed to showcasing SLAV members’ achievements and activities, big and small, at our Conferences, Workshops and in our Journals. We need your assistance to be able to plan the year effectively, so completing the Expression Of Interest Form (EOI – see below) gives us an indication of delegate numbers for each event Expression of Interest to attend 2017 SLAV PL Events  

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal(s) for the year, so please download and email to us at 2017 Call for Papers and Presenters

2017 Program Outline

Date Type Topic Venue
17-03-17 Conference Weaving the Future: Inquiry Learning within a Digital Curriculum Treacy Centre – Parkville
24-03-17 Workshop Creating sustainable school libraries in uncertain times Dream Factory – Footscray
27-04-17 Workshops Coding: Basic and Advanced – 1/2 day Workshops Graduate House – Carlton
29-05-17 Conference Primary School Libraries: vibrant, multifunctional spaces – A SLAV Conference for ALL Working in Primary School Libraries Graduate House – Carlton
10-08-17 Conference Making the most of data: Collecting, visualising, applying Bayview Eden – Queens Road Melbourne
11-08-17 Masterclass Data Masterclass with Kristin Fontichiaro Dream Factory – Footscray
24-11-17 Conference Choose, Read, SucceedPartnerships of Practice Etihad Stadium, Docklands

2017 Resources are now available for the following workshops and conferences.

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  • Weaving the Future: Inquiry Learning within a Digital Curriculum – 17 March 2017
  • Creating Sustainable School Libraries in uncertain times – 25 March 2017
  • Coding, Scratch and the Digital Curriculum – 27 April 2017
  • Primary School Libraries: vibrant, multifunctional spaces – 29 May 2017


2016 Resources are now available for the following workshops and conferences. Log in to access.

  • Student Centred, Curriculum Centred: Exploring the new Victorian Curriculum 18 March 2016
  • LibGuides from a Practitioners view: A workshop for all School Library staff 29 April 2016
  • Redesigning thinking in Libraries 11 May 2016
  • Strategic Planning for School Libraries 29 July 2016
  • Collaborative Learning, SLAV’s Premier Conference for 2016 19 August 2016
  • Learning and Teaching with Technology 6 October 2016
  • Engaging Teen Readers 25 November 2016

2015 Resources are now available for the following workshops and conferences.

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  • LibGuides Workshops, March 10 and 11
  • Conference – AusVELS: Constructng new Learners, March 2015
  • Google Apps Workshop May 14 2015
  • Courageous Conversations Workshop  June 10 2015
  • iPAds Workshop July 16 2015
  • Conference –  It’s a Digital World August 7 2015 
  • Change Management Workshop September 9 2015
  • eBooks and eResources Workshop October 29 2015