Part of a children's author's job is to conjure up worlds and situations that give children reasons to read and wonder. If we do our jobs well, their imaginations expand to bursting, so much so, many are compelled to want to create themselves. Most are natural born scribes but for those who want to delve deeper into the mysteries of marvellous-story writing, their first port of call is often their teacher or librarian.
That is why it's imperative for these custodians of stories to understand exactly what makes them more real than real life.
Queue Amazing Opportunity for Teachers and Librarians.
I want to let you know about a one-day PD conference on 26 February 2019 at the State Library of NSW. It’s called Creating Creative Writers and will bring together teachers, librarians and 21 of Australia’s finest children’s authors and illustrators to focus on practical activities to develop enthusiastic, confident young writers.
The speakers include Tim Harris, Sarah Davis, Sandy Fussell, Jodie Wells-Slowgrove, Sally Murphy, Stephanie Owen Reeder, Gina Newton, Libby Hathorn, Lesley Gibbs, Deborah Abela, Claire Saxby, Susanne Gervay, Liz Anelli, Meredith Costain, James Foley, Sue Whiting, Yvette Poshoglian, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Dimity Powell 😁, Alexa Moses and Corinne Fenton.
The day will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Bookings are open now but payment can be made up until Feb 20, 2019. Use the code PayFeb2019 to register now and pay later.
You can find the program and all the details here.