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Resourcing the curriculum


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This workshop considers the priorities facing teacher librarians and school leadership teams in ensuring learners and teachers are supported by appropriate selection, organisation and access to curriculum resources at the school level. It looks at a range of recent sources relevant to the Australian curriculum, with particular emphasis is on e-resources.

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Resourcing the curriculum

  1. 1. Resourcing the curriculum Pru Mitchell Manager, Schools Catalogue Information Service 2013
  2. 2. Canberra aerial_003, 26 May 2010, Michael Renner, CC-by-nc-sa Flickr Advanced Search for Creative Commons licensed images of Canberra aerial view
  3. 3. What I am proud of about my school’s collection... What will change about the collection by 2016... What are our collection priorities, issues and questions... Light bulb RichardScott33 CC-by-nc-sa
  4. 4. a collection of learning resources and equipment organised, accessed and circulated through a whole of school resource management system that includes all information services. Learning for the future, 2001, p. 25
  5. 5. provision of access to human and material resources and information in the wider community, eg State Library, public libraries, community information agencies and electronic resources. Learning for the future, 2001, p. 25
  6. 6. Learning resources still needed? 6 How times change, 2012 ESA This material may be used, reproduced, published, communicated and adapted free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained. Insect pinned in the field, 2010,The Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Entomology, 2010
  7. 7. Nothing more than the fact that somebody, at some time, considers it to be a resource. Stephen Downes 2003 Resource profiles
  8. 8. A thriving national and global culture, economy and democracy will best be advanced by people who are empowered in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. ALIA Statement on Information literacy for all Australians (2006)
  9. 9. To become lifelong readers, students must have access to current, quality, high-interest, and extensive collections of books and other print materials in their school libraries, classrooms, and public libraries.
  10. 10. School libraries provide equal opportunities for learning and achievement to all students. School libraries work! 2008
  11. 11. • Quality and quantity of resources that individuals cannot afford or justify • Purchased once, used many times • Managed for efficient location and retrieval
  12. 12. 1. selected 2. organised 3. searchable 4. maintained 5. marketed = CURATED
  13. 13. ABC Splash AC History units Asia Education Foundation ASTA ScienceWeb Australian Screen English for AC GeogSpace
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  15. 15. Library catalogues provide access to learning resources selected for the school community Other search engines rarely point to the learning resources your school has purchased or selected
  16. 16. Users expect to search in only one place to find resources
  17. 17. SCIS catalogues digital curriculum resources
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  19. 19. 21 Schools and teachers determine pedagogical and other delivery considerations The Shape of the Australian Curriculum 2.0, 2010, p. 10
  20. 20. 22 Working nationally… offers the potential of economies of scale and a substantial reduction in the duplication of effort and resources The Shape of the Australian Curriculum 2.0, 2010, p.6
  21. 21. 23 What are the search or discovery issues facing your teachers for resources - within - and beyond?
  22. 22. More information SCIS updates @schoolscatinfo
  23. 23. Learning for the Future: developing information services in Australian schools, 2nd edition 2001, Education Services Australia Mitchell, P 2011 Resourcing 21st century online Australian Curriculum: the role of school libraries, FYI Autumn 2011 Wall, J & Ryan, P 2010 Resourcing for curriculum innovation, Learning in a changing world series, ACER Press m_Innovation.html