Many of you have asked us to share resources from the day and we have done so in PDF format HERE
Thank you for coming along to these events, it is a pleasure to share them with all of you.
NOTE – Resources from our Primary event on March 4th will be posted on Monday.
Our Professional Development Days for teachers, librarians and educational support staff, held annually at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne – are back by popular demand!
We have an unprecedented line-up of speakers and authors for you and, if that isn’t exciting enough… FREE BOOKS and teaching resources.
March 4th is our Primary focus day. For those of you working with Prep to year 6 students, we have a spectacular line up of authors and exciting new books for your library and classroom.
March 5th is our Secondary focus day. For those of you involved with students in years 7 – 12, not only do we have a stunning line up of presenters, resources and new books, we are proud to present Sonya Hartnett in conversation with Stephen Romei – Literary Editor for The Australian. This is a day not to be missed!
The Fault in Our Stars has become a young adult phenomenon, and those of you working with teenagers and young adults will no doubt have heard talk about not only the book, but the upcoming movie as well.
You can watch the newly released movie trailer below.
There is something magical about John Green’s novel that has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers across all age groups. Why is this exciting news for teachers of secondary students? What could be more thrilling than a novel that can be studied closely as a class text that your students will actually want to read and most importantly, enjoy reading?
John Green himself is an engaging, intelligent and inspiring figure, which makes further exploration of the Author an engaging and easy task. Well known for his vlogs and social media presence, chances are, your students already know a great deal about John Green and his ‘Nerdfighting’ community.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and an internationally recognised authority on teenage behaviour. He was the founder of the world’s first national support group for teenage cancer patients, CanTeen, and has been Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics and a political lobbyist. He is currently a consultant psychologist to many schools and national organisations, including Reach Out and beyondblue.
Carr-Gregg has been a regular on Melbourne radio 3AW, the resident parenting expert on Channel 7′s Sunrise since 2005 and a regular on its Morning Show. He has written several bestselling books on parenting, including Surviving Adolescents, The Princess Bitchface Syndrome, Beyond Cyberbullying and When to Really Worry, and is the ‘Agony Uncle’ for Girlfriend magazine. He has won many awards for his work.
Previously published as Real Wired Child, Beyond Cyberbullying is the fully updated edition of the best-selling guide to raising your children to be safe in the digital world. Not just for parents and caregivers, but relevant for teachers, librarians and any one who is involved with the welfare of children.
Be alert but not alarmed ― understanding the digital world that your kids inhabit.
Is your teenager being bullied online? Has your child adopted a monster? What games are they playing, who are they talking to, and what are they potentially exposing themselves to? Do you really know that they are doing on all those devices?
The internet is fun and fabulous and it’s here to stay, but it can pose serious risks for some kids. In this compelling and insightful book, Michael Carr-Gregg explains what kids get up to, provides guidelines for family internet safely and advises how to minimise the risks without limiting your children’s freedom to learn, explore and communicate in the all-important cyber world.
The very last edition of Off The Shelf for 2013 is now live in the iTunes store, ready for free download in your Newsstand. If you already subscribe to Off The Shelf in Newsstand, simply check in and download the December edition, free of charge.
New subscribers need only download Newsstand to their Apple device and search for Penguin Teachers’ Academy. The rest is but a tap of the screen away.
This edition features articles by Adele Walsh – Program Coordinator for Centre of Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria. Adele explores the myriad of benefits to using graphic novels in the classroom and library. Erin Wamala – Teacher Librarian and Manager of The Kids Bookshop, discusses Gay and Lesbian literature in your libraries and Fran Atkinson delivers a stellar interview with Alison Lester as she departs her role as Australian Children’s Laureate. We celebrate the Best Books of 2013 and much more!
For those of you without Apple devices – download the free PDF version of Off The Shelf December 2013 HERE.
The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to go, Eric comes up with a clever solution to a very BIG problem
From the creators of The Terrible Plop – Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner, comes this delightfully energetic story, full of fun and exuberance.
This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 21 May at 11am (AEDT) and we would love it if you could join us by sharing Too Many Elephants in This House. Everyone can join NSS – it doesn’t matter whether you are a home school, a public library or even a University Library!
Register to participate – it’s free and we have some great activities and resources available to support your National Simultaneous Storytime event, with plenty more to come! For more information about National Simultaneous Storytime contact ALIA’s Events team.
In the meantime, Ursula’s very talented son interviewed Ursula speaking about Too Many Elephants and has shared that video with all of us.
The video interview is a lovely clip to share with your students to introduce them to Too Many Elephants, or perhaps to use after a shared reading of Too Many Elephants to further explore the book. Enjoy!
We have selected two of our favourite entries so far in our Hard Luck Competition to share with all of you and to remind you, there is still time to get your entry in!
You have until 10 am Friday November 29th, 2013 to enter and you could win 30 copies of Book 8 in the best-selling series – Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Enter HERE!