Professional development

2015 Professional Learning and Development programme

Commemorating the First World War: supporting your students' research (Term 1)

With the focus on Gallipoli commemorations this year, together with ongoing events honouring those who served in the First World War, this face-to-face one-day course is designed to help you and your students locate and use reliable primary source material to support their research. We're offering it in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch during Term 1. Register early to secure your place!

NEW: School libraries supporting learning: primary and secondary online courses

Now available as a new online course. We've created separate primary and secondary versions, designed for new members of your school library team - including library staff and teachers with library responsibility. Each runs for 5 weeks, with Part 1 in Term 2, and Part 2 in Term 3. 

We've been aware that in some parts of the country new school library staff haven't had access in the past to the face-to-face course, with insufficient numbers for local delivery. Now you don't have to miss out on this valuable training. You can register for the online course and join with others from all over New Zealand, with support throughout from an e-facilitator.

School libraries supporting learning, primary and intermediate: part 1 25 May-26 June 2015. Facilitator: Debbie Roxburgh
School libraries supporting learning, primary and intermediate: part 2 3 August-4 September 2015. Facilitator: Katrina Young-Drew
School libraries supporting learning, secondary: part 1 2 June-3 July 2015. Facilitator: Janet McFadden
School libraries supporting learning, secondary: part 2 17 August-18 September 2015. Facilitator: Vicki Stephens

Curating content for digital learners: helping students manage information overload

If you're focusing on improving the digital literacy of your students by improving the quality of the online resources they select for their research topics, your curated content will give them a reliable starting point. Updated for 2015, this 5-week online course is designed to support teachers and school librarians, with our target audience being intermediate and secondary schools. By the end of the course you'll have chosen an online curation tool and started to populate it with content.

The course and learning has really helped me learn a variety of skills for the successful curation of digital resources. It's more than just slapping a few websites together! It was a good balance of theory and practice. - 2014 secondary participant.


Curating content for digital learners: helping students manage information overload: 27 July-28 August 2015. Facilitator: Maxine Ramsay.

Earlybird discount: 20 percent

The Earlybird discount applies to all registrations received by the stated Earlybird close-off date, four weeks prior to course date, after which the full course fee applies.


Registrations close one week prior to each course. Select your location on the right-hand sidebar, select your desired course, and you can then access the online registration form.

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