THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND LIBRARY
UQL CYBERSCHOOL SEMINAR, 2013
Flipped, Blended, MOOCS: What does it all mean?
Join us at the biennial UQL Cyberschool Seminar for a day of information sharing and professional development.
The seminar will address the impact of emerging digital learning environments on teaching pedagogy and the library.
Who should attend?
• School Principals
• Deputy Principals
• Heads of Departments
• Teacher Librarians
When, Where and Cost?
When: 8.30am - 3.45pm
Friday 13 September 2013
Where: The College Playhouse
The Women's College
Sir William MacGregor Drive
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Q 4072
Cost: $77 (including GST)
The UQL Cyberschool acknowledges and thanks Proquest for their generous lunch sponsorship and Britannica Digital Learning for their venue sponsorship.
SEMINAR PROGRAM: FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2013
8.30am - 9.00am
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
9.00am - 9.15am
Manager, Marketing and Community Outreach, UQ Library
Welcome and introduction
9.15am - 10.00am
Keynote address: Dr Hilary Hughes
Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in the Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship) and Master of Education (Information-Learning Connections), QUT
Evidence that school libraries and teacher-librarians make a difference to student literacy and learning
10.00am - 11.10am
Coordinator of Online Learning and ICT Integration, Pulteney Grammar, Adelaide
Supporting the flipped classroom: Pedagogy of the flipped classroom, and how to support the flipped classroom model.
11.10am - 11.30am
MORNING TEA AND VENDOR DISPLAYS
11.30am - 12.30pm
Consultant: Teacher Quality for the Association of Independent Schools, NSW
To Flip or Not to Flip: is that the question? This session will provide food for thought on strategies to "flip a library", as well as provide an information service to flipped classrooms.
12.30pm - 1.00pm
Visit UQ Libraries and new Global Change Institute building.
1.00pm - 2.00pm
LUNCH AND VENDOR DISPLAYS
2.00pm - 2.45pm
Professor Phil Long
Director of the Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology, The University of Queensland
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): a snapshot
2.45pm - 3.30pm
Vicki Palmer and Debbie Hunter
Teacher Librarians, Brisbane Grammar School (BGS)
Blended learning at BGS
3.30pm - 3.45pm
Manager, Marketing and Community Outreach, UQ Library
Summary and Close
To register online for another exciting and informative day of professional development, simply click on the link below.
Register online by Monday 9 September 2013 at: https://www.uq.edu.au/secure/events/library/form/autostart.html?event_id=3
The College Playhouse
The College Playhouse is situated in the beautiful grounds of The Women's College, at UQ St Lucia campus.
Limited parking is available in Sir William MacGregor Drive and Thynne Road, adjacent to the College, but a multi-level carpark is located in Thynne Rd. See map reference M10 on the attached map. Parking costs $3 for the day.
For further details on transport to the University and parking information for UQ St Lucia Campus please visit the UQ website: www.uq.edu.au/about/transport.
Information about parking at UQ can be found at http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/maps/Parking/01CarPark.pdf
We suggest that if you are driving, the car park (98D) at map reference M10 would be the best option as it's very close to Women's College (36H) at M12. Buses are also an excellent way to travel to UQ.
Hope to see you there!
Diane and Nicole
The University of Queensland student Symphony Orchestra will perform Carnival of the Animals in Brisbane on 26 May.
The University of Queensland student Symphony Orchestra will perform
Carnival of the Animals in Brisbane on 26 May.
The University of Queensland student Symphony Orchestra is joining forces with writer, broadcaster and researcher Roland Sussex to present a musical classic in Brisbane on 26 May.
Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex will narrate during the student orchestra's performance of the Carnival of the Animals.
School of Music Manager Mr David Mayocchi said the musical suite and narration were rarely performed together.
"The combination will ensure an energetic and highly entertaining concert," he said.
"We're delighted Emeritus Professor Sussex from the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies has agreed to give the narration which accompanies this humorous and well-loved classic.
"One of the advantages of being part of The University of Queensland community is that we can co-operate with the extensive talent available in other schools to create unique and vibrant performances such as this.
"As a skilled narrator, Professor Sussex's contribution will not only complement the talents of our acclaimed pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg, but will also greatly enhance the performance of our student musicians in the UQ Symphony Orchestra," Mr Mayocchi said.
Carnival of the Animals, written by French composer Saint-Saëns in 1886, is a 14-movement musical 'zoo' featuring lions, elephants, kangaroos and tortoises, and is suitable for all ages and musical tastes.
A set of humorous verses to accompany the suites was written by American poet Ogden Nash in 1949.
Rachmaninoff's dramatic Symphony No. 2 in E minor will also be performed during the concert.
What: Live concert: 'Carnival of Animals', performed by the UQ student Symphony Orchestra and narrated by Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex
When: Sunday 26 May, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Concert Hall, QPAC
Tickets: $25 / $18 concession (booking fees apply), available from the QPAC website
As a result of our recent professional development activity - Cyberschool Update, 2013 - it was suggested that a discussion forum be formed for participants to share information and ask questions with regards to databases and eBooks.
As a discussion starter, what session did you find most informative and why?
Click on this link which takes you to our Professional Development page to see presentations from most speakers.
Please note: non-UQ staff and students are not able to comment at the moment. If you email your comments to email@example.com, we would be happy to upload them to the Blog for you.
QASMT is a long time member of Cyberschools and we are delighted that one of their students has been named Australia's 'neuroscientist of the future'. The country's brightest young minds competed in the finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABCC) held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this month.
ABBC is an initiative of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ).
Jackson beat seven other Australian finalists and two New Zealanders in a
test of brainpower in front of a live audience during a brain-teasing anatomy
exam, doctor-patient diagnosis, written test and a neuroscience quiz.
The runner up was Zelda Perri of Presentation College Windsor, in Melbourne.
Presenting the award, Education Minister Martin Dixon said the finalists were of an extremely high calibre.
"All the finalists have demonstrated an extraordinary talent, and I hope the Australian and New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge will inspire them to pursue further study in this vitally important field," he said.
"The community as a whole will be the winners from advances in neuroscience."
The country's only neuroscience competition for high school students, ABBC is a test of knowledge about important facts and concepts concerning intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, Alzheimer's disease and stroke, and is designed to inspire students to pursue careers in neuroscience research.
Jackson has earned the right to compete in the International Brain Bee Competition held in Vienna, Austria (TBC) in 2013. He will receive return international airfares, accommodation and spending money for himself and an accompanying adult to attend the prestigious international competition.
The UQ Library congratulates Mrs Janine Schmidt, who was appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Australia Day awards.
Mrs Schmidt was honoured for her significant service to the promotion of library services and information sciences, particularly through the development of electronic access initiatives.
She was University Librarian at the University of Queensland from 1993 to 2005 and a Board Member of the UQ Press and Bookshop from 1996 to 2004. Mrs Schmidt left UQ to become Trenholme Director of Libraries at McGill University in Canada.
She has served on the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and has been a board member and mentor for the Aurora Foundation's library leadership program.
Read more about members of the UQ Community to receive Australia Day honours at http://www.uq.edu.au/news/index.html?article=25772