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!
- Casper Pieters – DigCit eLearning program and the DigCit MG novel. This links into SLAV’s 2017 Theme: Collaborating beyond the school walls – engaging students, teachers, parents and the community nicely. See below for more information
- Sue Dracoulas – Myreading program
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.