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  1. page AITSL National Standards for Teachers edited ALIA Schools Online Forum: 29 August – 7 September 2012National Standards for Teacher Librarians …
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    We look forwardThank you to reading everyone's contributions!everyone who chose to participate in the forum. A reminder that contributing a comment may count towards your PD hours.
    The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has created the National Professional Standards for Teachers and devised a project called “Illustrations of Practice” which demonstrate a range of teacher practices across the different career stages (graduate, proficient, highly accomplished and lead). The illustrations have been set in a variety of contexts to help teachers evaluate their own practices in order to meet the National Professional Standards for Teachers.
    If you would like further information about the “Illustrations of Practice” project, please refer to the AITSL website http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/Illustrations and watch the following video:
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Thursday, September 6

  1. msg Day 8: Summary message posted Day 8: Summary We would like to thank those people who have contributed to this online forum on AITSL National St…
    Day 8: Summary
    We would like to thank those people who have contributed to this online forum on AITSL National Standards for Teachers. A reminder that posting a comment can contribute to your PD hours.

    On this final day of the forum, participants are invited to share their overall thoughts of the standards. Or perhaps you have some questions of your own that you would like to pose to the community?

    Thank you everyone for participating (either as a poster or a lurker!). :)
    4:50 am
  2. msg Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community message posted Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community This is something that I, and indeed most of us, can directly relate to and apply. The beauty and…
    Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    This is something that I, and indeed most of us, can directly relate to and apply.
    The beauty and the richness of the library and information profession for me is its conduiciveness for sharing information and ideas among colleagues.
    I belong to both ALIA Schools http://www.alia.org.au/groups/aliaschools/ and SLAV - http://www.slav.schools.net.au/slav.html - 2 key organisations for school library professionals. My membership and involvement with each has assisted in my professional growth through the sheer wealth of information; and opportunity to meet and share with colleagues through various forums and professional development and like events.
    Both organisations provide great opportunities for members to engage and share in best professional practice. SLAV's Bright Ideas blog - http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/ - is an ideal forum for the exploration and sharing of Web 2.0 in school libraries.
    It's quite a buzz being at an ALIA Schools seminar or SLAV Branch or Council Meeting and seeing colleagues engage and share so enthusiastically.
    A forum such as this wiki also provides the perfect opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion on such pertinent issues as Teaching Standards, for example.
    One also has the opportunity to share through OZTL-NET - http://oztlnet.com/ - a thriving discussion list and online community for school library professionals. Sharing here could be of a great resource; a recommended read; exploration of a key issue or simply some timely professional support.
    I like to think that my own modest offerings - be it a book suggestion; a timely and relevant link or resource; contribution to a particular discussion - serve as valid contributions to this rich, collaborative environment.
    12:51 am
  3. msg Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community message posted Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community Engagement is such a ‘buzz’ word in education these days. I think we have all been engaging with ou…
    Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    Engagement is such a ‘buzz’ word in education these days. I think we have all been engaging with our school communities for all of our teaching careers. Personally I have participated in professional engagement on a variety of levels with colleagues and my school community
    Network groups have been a wonderful way of me keeping in touch with other teacher librarians. For many years I fulfilled an Executive role (Co-convenor and Treasurer) in a local network group and it provided me with:
    • an invaluable number of contacts in a wide variety of schools many of whom have become good friends – a tremandous asset when you need advice, guidance assistance or a professional ‘outsider’ to chat to about professional issues, developments, etc.
    • the opportunity to share in providing, delivering, organising and developing affordable professional learning opportunities for all schools meant that I also was informed, educated and empowered by the learning and sharing we all participated in
    • the opportunity to visit a broad range of school libraries when attending a network meeting is always a treat. Many network groups are held in school libraries, and seeing the different way these learning spaces are laid out, their various collections, displays, furnishings, etc. is also a valuable part of the ‘networking’ experience.
    The engagement with the school community happens on a variety of levels and in many ways. These are just a few of the things we have tried, some more successfully than others
    • Host in the Resource Centre author visits and writer’s workshops for English
    • Host special event days such as Year 7 Ancient Civilisations day, Year 8 Medieval day – we have the costume, dancing, music and usually the Fashion Parade and award prizes for the best costumes in each class
    • Display a year levels models for a unit of work and award prizes for the ones that best fulfilled the criteria
    • Display photos of events, held in the Resource Centre and other parts of the school, on our numerous digital photo frames and TVs
    • Host talks/lectures by visiting speakers on World War 11 experiences, from CSIRO, local lawyers, etc.
    • When author’s visit for our Bookweek or similar events we host morning tea and lunch and invite the English faculty to attend and chat with the Library Resource Centres staff and the visiting speaker
    • Recently established a staff blog for sharing reading experiences
    • Provide a publicised and decorated ‘holiday reading’ area at the end of every term and send humorous email to staff to encourage them to come and borrow some recreational reading
    • Participate and contribute to school events and fund raising e.g., this year we held a book swap for staff and students and contributed the proceeds to the National Indigenous Literacy Foundation
    • Regularly attend faculty meetings to demonstrate something very practical and useful they can use in their teaching practice and then allow time for them to experiment and play, e.g., how to insert a ClickView clip in a document, the range and breadth of one of the Resource Centres databases like Library Webs and demonstrate some of the features that the staff may not have been aware of, co-operatively plan a unit of work that is resource based, etc.
    • Host on our Resource Centres intranet, ‘packets of information’ for a particular unit of work. This means it will usually have the task, outcomes and marking criteria, a locating resources guide of recommended print and digital resources, perhaps a data grid, essay plan/structure, other data collection tools, etc.
    • Provide a venue for the After School Homework club 4 nights a week from 3.45pm to 5.00pm that has specialist tutors and up to 40 students attending
    I’m sure others have a wealth of diverse and interesting experiences, strategies and techniques for engaging with their professional colleagues and school and wider communities, and hopefully you’ll share them with us.
    12:49 am

Wednesday, September 5

  1. msg Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community message posted Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community Focus: Standard 7 (sub-standard 7.4) Career Stage: Proficient Teacher librarians in their …
    Day 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    Focus: Standard 7 (sub-standard 7.4)
    Career Stage: Proficient

    Teacher librarians in their proficient career stage participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.

    • Can you share an example of something you have done that meets this standard?
    • Can you think of anything else you could do to address this standard?
    4:04 am

Tuesday, September 4

  1. msg Day 6: Engage in professional learning message posted Day 6: Engage in professional learning As a school (rather than teacher) librarian, I see my role more as supporting teachers in engaging …
    Day 6: Engage in professional learning
    As a school (rather than teacher) librarian, I see my role more as supporting teachers in engaging in professional learning .

    This can be through developing and maintaining a well-resourced and diverse collection of relevant and timely resources. Through various contacts with such professional bodies and networks as ALIA Schools; SLAV and OZTL-NET, I can also keep staff at my school informed on key news, resources and events.

    I am also constantly looking for opportunities to develop my own professional learning and expertise. This includes exploring Web 2 and social media tools to support and engage staff and students in their teaching and learning.

    As kjohnsto says above - small steps so far.
    11:57 pm

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