Sunday, March 1, 2015

A leisurely librarians' luncheon - with professional learning - Sat. March 14

You may have heard from your school PD person about TeachUp 2015 -- a new mini conference here in Singapore.  It's an initiative of the international school PD network and the event will rotate throughout the different schools.

UWC East in Tampines is hosting the first one.  It's on Saturday morning, March 14th, 9am-12pm, cheap (cost = $25), with a peer-to-peer format (teachers sharing with other teachers), in 25 min sessions. Please consider attending and/or presenting.

As it's at our campus, Barb Reid and I want to host a librarian PD event in the afternoon on the same day:  lunch and some whole-group professional conversations to be held in the secondary library -- from 12:30 - 3:00 pm

The ISLN Executive Committee is willing to be a partial sponsor, such that a nicely catered lunch complete with wine will cost our members just $10.
We're proposing 3 conversation-sessions: one focused on Information Literacy (inquiry, non-fiction, etc.), one on Literature/ Literacy (fiction, reading programs, etc.), and one on Digital Literacy (technology).

For example, Kim Beeman from Shrewsbury Int'l School in Bangkok (who just hosted the Librarians' Knowledge Sharing Workshop that we UWC librarians and Jo from GESS attended) is coming to Singapore for the March 14th TeachUp -- and plans to tour some of our school libraries on the Friday before.  Also visiting will be Karen Blumberg, the Tech Integrator at the laboratory school at Columbia Univ. in NYC.  So we have asked the two of them to lead the Digital Literacy conversation.

We have some ideas of other people for the other two conversations, but we will also be looking at the bank of possible professional development presentations by our members.

We know it's short notice, but we hope some of you will be able to come.  We only need to know numbers for catering purposes.  The costs are minimal and the format will work for 10 people as easily as 30 people.

Click here to register your interest in attending the Saturday afternoon librarian event:

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