Schools Engagement Program 2021

State Library of Queensland offers exciting learning opportunities for educators, teacher-librarians and students. Through our online collections, education resources and events we aim to inspire, challenge and engage Queenslander school communities to develop skills and knowledge for lifelong learning. Bookings are released throughout the year in advance of each school term.

Term 1

 

Teaching Information Literacy

Professional development for teacher librarians and other educators

Explore research skills through a perceptive use of State Library's powerful catalogue tool, One Search. This duel onsite/online session in March includes how to use e-resources and databases in the classroom and tips and tricks specifically for teachers.

 

The History of Anzac Day

Professional development for history teachers and other educators

Investigate the history of World War I commemoration, including debates about the significance of the Anzac legend. The session will highlight collections in the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries that connects to Anzac Day and World War 1, drawing connections to the Year 9 curriculum and the teaching/commemoration of Anzac Day in schools.  Delivered onsite in March at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries.

 

Term 2

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participation in War

Professional development for history teachers and other educators

Connect to year 9 and 10 Senior Modern History curriculum and explore the consequences of World War 1 and why men enlisted. It will specifically examine the background struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples rights and freedoms before 1965, and the 1983 Day of Mourning for Stolen Generations. Delivered in May onsite at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries.

 

Historical Inquiry Workshop

Online workshop for students in years 9-12

Provide your students with effective historical inquiry and research skills. Through exposure to One Search and other State Library databases students will learn how to access key databases to deeply explore their research projects. This live, online workshop will include embedded activities, and opportunities for breakout rooms to support practical implementation of the research skills taught. Additionally, it will be recorded through Zoom and available via our dedicated Student webpage.

 

Trove Transcript-athon

Online student event

Dive into the archival treasure that is Trove and help others find their research gold. A collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organisations around Australia, Trove is a powerful window into the past. In this state-wide, gamified event students will transcribe original source material, thereby improving Trove's accessibility, and their own research skills in the process.

 

Term 3

 

Teaching Information Literacy

Professional development for teacher-librarians and other educators

Explore research skills through a perceptive use of State Library's powerful catalogue tool, One Search. This duel onsite/online session in August includes how to use e-resources and databases in the classroom and tips and tricks specifically for teachers.

 

Teachers and Librarians Forum

Best practice event for teacher librarians and education leaders 

Building on the enthusiasm for our 2019 symposium, the Teachers and Librarians Forum is a bespoke online/onsite event for Queensland teacher-librarians and education leaders to engage in conversation, debate and sharing of best practice. The onsite component will consist of presentations from leading teacher-librarians and literacy academics to education stakeholders from across government and the private sector. To be held late in Term 3.

 

Term 4

 

Developing Research Skills

Onsite Lecture and Interactive Workshop

This interactive workshop will leverage the content from the Student Historical Inquiry Skills workshop and teacher Information Literacy PDs to showcase State Library resources, collections and services to support students and teachers in developing research skills.

 

 

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Bookings are released throughout the year in advance of each school term.