Term 3 Branch Meeting will be on September 5th at Nossel Secondary College, Berwick 4pm for 4:30pm start. This term we will hear all about Libguides from Eileen Cooney.
Don’t forget to RSVP on the Facebook Event at – www.facebook.com/groups/PSLAV
Australia’s funniest illustrator, James Foley, will be visiting Victoria during Octrober. James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator from Western Australia. His books include In The Lion (Walker Books, 2012), The Amity Kids Adventures (2013), The Last Viking (Fremantle Press, 2011) and The Last Viking Returns (Fremantle Press, 2014).
His latest books in the S. Tinker Inc series is Gastronauts! Brobot and Dungzilla link into STEAM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education.
Dunzilla stars Sally Tinker, creator of Brobot and the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve. Sally has built a machine capable of enlarging any object, but when she tries resizing a slice of pizza she accidentally enlarges a dung beetle to scary proportions. As the hungry beetle rolls itself a dung ball large enough to crush an entire town, Sally races to shrink down the monster, before it’s too late
If you think you and your school would like a visit then get in contact with James ASAP!
On behalf of the Pakenham SLAV Branch welcome to Term 3! I hope you got this as an email, if not you are not on our database so get in contact with Michelle Nye ASAP!
Just a few things to remember to link into and add to your calendar;
Have a great term and enjoy the CBCA Book Week – Find Your Treasure.
Pakenham SLAV Convenor
Thanks to all who attended the Pakenham SLAV Branch Meeting and AGM on Tuesday 29th May, 2018.
On behalf of Fay Pattison, the Returning Officer for the School Library Association of Victoria, Pakenham Branch we can announcement the results of voting for four Co-convenors for Pakenham SLAV Branch for 2018. Thank you to all members who nominated.
The four 2018/2019 Co-convenors are;
At this meeting we also said farewell to Sue and Lynne who are both retiring at the end of Term 2.
Please find the minutes of this meeting here! 29 May SLAV Minutes-1zwuq1q
Save the date for Term 3 – Wednesday 5th September 2018
There is a lot happening in SLAV this year and we thought you might like an update so you can book into the things that interest you! Here are our Term branch meeting dates!
Branch meetings for 2018
Term 1 – 5th March at Hillcrest Christian College, 500 Soldiers Road, Clyde North
Term 2 – 29th May at Officer Secondary College – 1 Parker Street, Officer
Term 3 – 5th September at Bunjil Place Library – Bunjil Place, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Term 4 – 15th November Berwick Mechanics Library – 15 High Street, Berwick – tour and End of Year dinner at the Berwick Pub
Michelle and Eileen
Attached is information regarding the Education in Games Summit which takes place at ACMI next Friday, 27 October.
I would be pleased if you could circulate the flyer among your branch members.
The winners of the 2017 Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge will be announced at the event.
Thank you so much,
School Library Association of Victoria
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Over the holidays the new executive team met and reflected on what we have done and where we want to go. As the Lamont Books is really an event they host we felt it prudent to cover the missing items from last meeting. Therefore we will have a meeting on 7th August at Nazareth College – please feel free to add items to the agenda before that time.
Next meeting and at Nazareth College, Noble Park from 4pm
Hosted by Sue Dracoulas, Teacher Librarian Mon-Wed and Resource Centre Manager
Address – Nazareth College, Manning Drive, Noble Park North 3174
Ph 03 9790 8134
Agenda – what we missed last meeting!
Digital Citizenship is best taught with a coherent school community approach.
The presentation will be about my school community inclusive digital citizenship eLearning program (blended for MG students) which aims to foster informed discussions through moderated forums between students, their parents, and teachers (please inspect the demonstration site sooced.com). It takes a school community to raise a positive and able digital citizen. Both schools and parents need to work together in a cohesive framework of mutual support and students need to be given a voice in the process. As we discovered from practical experience ‘If we don’t want students to game the system then they need to be able to frame the system‘ (Prof. Jason Ohler).
This program was developed over two years and has been trialed last year at Padua College on the Mornington Peninsula. The program is now actively supported by the Victorian Parent Council
Casper Pieters published the popular digcit adventure novel, Team Savv-i The 10 Secrets of Cyberspace for young teens that incorporate the 9 elements of digital citizenship devised by Dr. Mke Ribble.
Dr. Ribble made the following comment about the book; ‘Team Savv-I uses a fictional account to address the real-world needs of our children and students. By breaking down elemental ideas of this new digital world the book helps to focus the reader on those skills needed when using digital tools. Those reading this book are provided with a better understanding of what needs to be addressed in our homes and schools. Text like this is necessary today to provide a roadmap for the future.’
Thak you for offering to bring this to the attention of your branch.
As we lead up to the semester break, I would like to remind you of the message from Camilla Elliott, our Professional Learning Chair, to please promote the August 10 Conference & August 11 Masterclass to your branches – http://slav.org.au/calendar/2017-premier-conference/
The program looks wonderful with international speaker and data literacy expert, Dr Kristin Fontichiaro, as our keynote. Kristin is also conducting a Data Masterclass on August 11. As this is very early in Term 3, it is important that we highlight the conference and masterclass to our members so please circulate the details to your branches.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your excellent work for our Association.
Please do have a wonderful relaxing break with your family and friends and I look forward to seeing you at Council next term.
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Melbourne Grammar School
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In accordance with the School Library Association of Victoria’s Rules of Association, an Annual General Meeting is required to be held within five months of the close of the financial year, the 31 December in each year.
Notice is hereby given of the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The AGM will be held on Saturday 13 May, 2017, at 10.30 am at:
All current financial members of SLAV are invited to the meeting
RSVP: 8th May 2017
In accordance with the School Library Association of Victoria’s Rules of Association, all Office Bearer positions of the Committee must be vacated and are eligible for re-election. All nominees and nominators must be financial members.
Please note that ANY current financial members of SLAV are able to nominate for the positions. This is not restricted to Council Members or Branch Conveners.
Nomination Form can be downloaded from http://slav.org.au/calendar/council-agm-4/ and will be included in the Official Notification.
AGENDA 2016 Annual General Meeting 13th May 2017
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Footscray, VIC. 3011.
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Our ticket link for May 2nd First Tuesday Book Club is here http://ftbcmay2017.eventbrite.com.au/
2 guest authors, Kirsty Manning (Australian fiction) & Shivaun Plozza (young adult fiction)
We also have another dinner at Georges coming up on May 11th, with international best selling author Kathy Lette, tickets here:
And if you’re a Dog Lover/Owner, come & join us for a light dinner to meet Melbourne’s own Dog Behaviourist, 3AW presenter, Laura Vissaritis, on May 31st:
I am also extremely excited to announce that we also have Melbourne’s only dinner event with Jeffrey Deaver, on June 30th…! Ticket link will be active soon, so keep an eye on these emails, or the Dymocks Camberwell Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dymcam to be notified, so you don’t miss out on this rare event!
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