Best of all - Carmen has ensured that the Parramatta TLs will again have a voice in future professional activities.
Thanks Carmen for 'putting up your hand'!!!
On Friday 19th May 5 primary teacher librarians attended the 21st annual CPTLA (Catholic Primary Teacher Librarian’s Association) conference at the Mercure Hotel on Broadway.
The conference is an opportunity for catholic primary teacher librarians in the state of NSW to network and learn about innovative practices in school libraries.
The keynote speaker for the day was author Lisa Forrest who shared stories about her best and worst experiences as an Olympian in the late 1970’s.
A choice of workshops throughout the day then allowed individuals to pursue topics of interest while an all day trade fair allowed all present to view and be inspired by new resources.
Some of the workshops to choose from were:
- The Learning Federations Learning Objects with a primary focus
- Book week books summarised and activities suggested
- Ipod Shuffles with an overview of how to set up providing Audio books on Ipod shuffles in the library
- Storytelling in RE
Unfortunately there were only 5 primary teacher librarians from
in attendance, this is probably due to the fact that we have no representation on the CPTLA committee. Parramatta
SO in a moment of weakness I volunteered as the
delegate! Be prepared to hear more from me about the CPTLA over the next 12 months. Parramatta
The major work of the CPTLA is the annual conference. In preparation 2007 will be a 2 day conference, in or around May, at a lovely venue somewhere in the state of NSW.