DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 2
2017 Volume 36, Issue 2 25 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews Banks Public School – case study Guests at the event experienced one primary school’s journey to introduce Oliver to its students. Julie Grazotis, teacher librarian at Banks Public School, engaged students with print and digital media to form a portrait of themselves as readers using the new school library system, Oliver and the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC). Oliver – A Journey from Computer to Book to Reading by Filmpond At Banks Public School the Oliver library system guides students to explore the library resources and to make informed choices about their reading. Students use Oliver to select texts from the PRC to engage with, review and add to reading lists. Flexible learning spaces provide students with opportunities to work individually or collaboratively. Students access the Oliver interface Orbit to search the catalogue and customise their interface. Celebration To mark this milestone, a celebratory event, held on 30 March 2017 at John Edmondson High School, was hosted by teacher librarian, Mandy Kirk, Principal, Leon Weatherstone, library staff and students. The event provided an opportunity to acknowledge the success of the School Library Project and their partners in delivering such a beneficial program. This storify showcases the tweets that were streamed live throughout the event. Celebrating the successful partnership at John Edmondson High School Oliver support for teachers and students Oliver library system provides teacher librarians with an advanced system for the successful management of their libraries, as well as a very important pathway for future-focused learning. Students now have ‘anytime’ access to an array of information that allows them to critically learn information literacy skills, collaborate effectively and participate in 21st century learning. They can tap into international and national resource collections, access ebooks, and build their own learning journeys. The power students can now exercise over their reading choices and sharing their opinions with others is valued by students and teachers. Oliver training and support Throughout the implementation process of the project, teacher librarians and their staff were supported by a team of dedicated Library Information Officers through a 15 week cycle, ensuring that the migration was successful and seamless. All teacher librarians participated in face-to-face training via Adobe Connect. Advanced training courses were also conducted with high enrolment numbers. The team recently presented via Adobe Connect a two hour stocktake course to over 2,000 teacher librarians and their staff over a 2-day period.
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