The Central Coast has an active primary school Teacher Librarian network who meet regularly to socialise, support and develop new ways of enhancing their library environments and teaching programs. They meet each year specifically to create their teaching programmes collectively, despite the very different requirements of each of their schools. In some schools the TL is required to teach a portion of the History, Geography or Science curriculum, in others they teach inquiry learning and research skills or STEM and technology. Despite these differences these TL's work together to ensure that their core duty, of engaging students in rich literature and literature based activities and guided inquiry developing critical thinking and problem solving, is performed. The Central Coast TL Network has an active social media presence, with the group sharing their initiatives to make the library an engaging space for the school community. They are also involved with the local CBCA and participate in Book Launches, Author Lunches and more. A group of TL's from the Central Coast will share their methods for programming and discuss the role they play within their individual library setting to ensure the library is the heart of the school.
To see more of what they do follow their Facebook - @Central Coast Primary Teacher Librarians
Breakout Session: Context is Key - Different approaches in the primary library
A group of Central Coast TLS will present different approaches to teaching in the Library within the Primary setting. The presentation focus areas will include: collaboration with teachers and between TLs, programming options (for both RFF and collaborative primary school libraries), library promotion and building connections and professional learning networks. They will share what works for them in their settings, in the hopes that some of it may work for you!
Jodie Gallagher - Kanwal Public School
Donna Judd - Kincumber Public School
Jodie McCabe - Point Clare Public School
Kayla Frost - Niagara Park Public School