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SSTLN Conference and Trade Fair

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017

We are excited to announce that we have secured two renowned presenters for this year's conference. Judy O'Connell, keynote speaker "Pedagogy and School Libraries" and Michelle Jensen, President of the School Library Association of NSW, who will offer practical tips and strategies for creating a MakerSpace in just about any environment. Leveraging her experience as a practitioner she will provide practical and simple advice aimed at shoestring budgets and large budgets,

Also in attendance will be Belle Alderman, Emeritus Professor of Children's Literature/ Director, National Centre for Children's Literature, speaking about the role of the national archives.

We will also be holding a trade fair with various book sellers and library suppliers attending. So be ready to spend up!

This day includes Sydney Region TLs and will also be open to all other interested educators.

Judy O'Connell

Senior Lecturer
Quality Learning and Teaching Leader | Online
Faculty of Science
uImagine Digital Learning Laboratory
Division of Student Learning
Charles Sturt University

Judy is based in Sydney and works in online environments for the Faculty of Education, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. Her professional experience spans primary, secondary and tertiary education, at school and district level, with a focus on learning, libraries and information curation.She has long been passionate about global participation and collaboration, so her ongoing commitment to projects like the Horizon Report: K-12 edition and the international journal School Libraries Worldwide help her stay in-tune with 21st century learning innovation. Her favourite areas of interest include: Information fluency and transliteracy; New media and social networking; Gaming and virtual worlds; Web 3.0 and the semantic web; School library design; and Public library services to children and young adults.

Michelle Jensen

With ten years teaching experience and four years as the President of the School Library Association of NSW Michelle has developed a unique pedagogy that harnesses the needs of today’s students.

Michelle Jensen inspires students, teachers and librarians everyday, She has ten years experience as a Teacher Librarian at DoE NSW High Schools and is President of the School Library Association of NSW, She has also launched her new company Michelle Jensen - Education. Her most recent work has been a collaboration with MyLearning on the Code 16 two day conference and the Great School Libraries campaign

Maker Space is her passion and in 2017 she will be working with Gary Stager and Edutech on a Maker Explosion in the Trade Fair.

Enrol online

Enrol for "Libraries Making Learning" on MyPL@edu by Friday, March 17th, 2017 with course code: NR0

Cost : $60?, including morning tea and lunch.

SSTLN members select the No Fee option when registering. Your school will be invoiced for the annual subscription and conference costs.

Please indicate in special requirements if you have any special dietary needs.

SSTLN Term 1 conference

Wednesday, March 29th, 8:30am

Gymea Trade Union Club

The Kingsway,


Parking is available.


8.30 - 9.00am

Registration and coffee

9am - 9-10am

Welcome and housekeeping

9.10 - 10.10am

Keynote - Judy O'Connell

"Pedagogy and School Libraries"

10.10 - 10.50am

Session 1 - Belle Alderman

"Role of the Archives"

Belle will tell us about the national archive and how we can help her with its continued development.

10.50 - 11am

Trade supplier talks

11 - 11.30

Morning tea and trade fair

11.30 - 1pm

Session 2 - Michelle Jensen

"My journey to MakerSpace and how this fits into a dialogue for School Libraries"

MakerSpaces and libraries are informal learning sites libraries facilitate constructing knowledge through the access to information and MakerSpaces facilitate constructing knowledge through the manipulation and creation of Material object. With this in mind it is easy to explore the relationship between the school library and school MakerSpace. Both MakerSpaces and school libraries are constructivist learning spaces that share a common goal. Michelle will use her experience as a case study for understanding what the common goals are in her journey.

1 - 1.45pm

Lunch and trade fair

1.45 - 2.45pm

Session 3 - Michelle Jensen

"Pedagogy of MakerSpace in a school library"

This is a hands on session that will enable participants hands on experience with the pedagogy of MakerSpace. Participants will also develop an understanding of how to build this into a whole school program like SMART FARM.

2.45 - 3pm

MyPL @edu online evaluation and conclusion of meeting