DEC Scan Journal : May 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 2 May 2011 3 Currents Leading and collaborating for digital age learning he School Libraries and Information Literacy team in Learning Services at the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre (CLIC) <clic.det.nsw.edu.au>, has been reflecting on our goals for supporting quality learning, curriculum and innovation for teacher librarians and school libraries working with their teachers and school communities. We welcome your suggestions for learning and teaching initiatives you would like to see or partner with us on, to continue providing evidence about successful school libraries contributing to student learning. Articles in this issue reflect some powerful collaborations and partner- ships. Penrith Public School students excitedly share their learning. Partnerships for collaborating and leading learning for innovative practices with mobile devices, and for supporting digital age literacies are reflected in a number of articles. The Research columns from Alinda Sheerman and Brad Gillon makes inspiring reading about achievable pedagogical change through a guided inquiry approach, engaging students in ways that surprised and motivated students who were proud of their achievements. Actions and evidence of learning support are far stronger than any other form of advocacy or role discussions. Teacher librarians incorporating an evidence based practice approach are able to provide explicit feedback about learning achieved through programs initiated by or planned with the teacher librarian. Check the Raps and book raps program (below) for exciting learning partnership opportunities using technologies for digital literacies. First up this Term is a rap focusing on Shaun Tan's award winning animation of The lost thing, with choices for exploring related texts. In Term 3 we will explore picture books in innovative ways. Watch this space We look forward to communicating with teacher librarians and their colleagues in new and different ways during 2011 as we consider innovative ways to enhance provision of authentic learning and teaching resources and support. Check the School Libraries and Information Literacy team web pages in Curriculum initiatives at NSW Curriculum and learning Innovation Centre's (CLIC) site <clic.det.nsw.edu. au/ content/learn_teach.htm> for our team blog (intranet) and the Scan survey (open to all). We look forward to your ideas and feedback. If you would like to know about endorsed OASIS Library trainers in your region please contact me or check our website. T Colleen Foley is Team Leader, School Libraries and Information Literacy <colleen.foley @det.nsw. edu.au> Scan survey online <www.curriculumsupport.educati on.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/> Are you or your colleagues readers of Scan? Tell us what you think of Scan. What you think our future directions should be? Tell us through the online survey. Do you know anyone who does not read Scan, or does not read it regularly? We'd like to hear from them too. Encourage them to complete the survey. <www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps/> • Shaun Tan: The lost thing, stories & more!. Stages 3 and 4 (Years 5 to 8) English. Live 31 May 2011. • Book Week -- picture books focus. Term 3. Explore the shortlist and your other favourite picture books. Vote for your winner! More information coming on site soon.