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Keep the 1st Wednesday of the month free for our webinars.

Throughout 2020, ASLA will continue to provide high quality professional development in the form of regular online webinars. It is possible to update your skills and knowledge of current issues relevant to teacher librarians in the comfort of your own home. Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, are of one-hour duration and delivered by experts in the field. ASLA is a NSW accredited provider of QTC registered professional development so your participation can contribute to the maintenance of your teacher accreditation.

Click here for detailed instructions for connecting and participating in the webinars.

August Webinar 2020

Date: Wednesday 5 August, 2020
Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm AEST 
(The correct starting time for your time zone will be provided when you register.)


From a small sketch scribbled in a notepad, through to the published book, Bear in Space was a true creative collaboration. Deb and Marjorie will explain how they developed the story through concept, manuscript, thumbnails, storyboards and illustrations. They will show the changes Bear went through and why, and discuss how they arrived at the final book. Participants will hear inside knowledge of how kids’ book creators work and have a deeper understanding of the how images and text need to work together to create the overall story. They will learn how the character of Bear and his journey began from a very personal place for Deb and Marjorie and how reading the text and understanding the book’s visual literacy is crucial for a complete appreciation and enjoyment of the characters, their journey and the story. 


Member Rate - $20.00

Non Member Rate - $40.00

Become a member to receive discounted rate. Join ASLA here.


The webinar addresses the AITSL Teaching Standards 3.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher status.

Completing How to Launch a Bear Into Spacewill contribute 1 hour of NESA registered PD addressing standards 3.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

All registrants will receive the recording for a month, whether or not they attend alive.

Live participants will receive a certificate.

NESA accredited hour, if in NSW, is added if you attend the live stream.

Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend the webinar, a substitute delegate is welcome.  All cancellations or alterations to registration must be made via an email to the webinar organiser at the Australian School Library Association. 

  • A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be made on cancellations received 3 weeks before the event.
  • After this time, no refunds will be made.
  • All refunds will be paid after the conclusion of the webinar.

21 November, 2020

While we are unable to gather in person due to travel restrictions and social distancing, ASLA will now stream this event ‘live’ to you, right where you are, wherever you are throughout Australia. 

Current registrations remain.

New registrations welcome

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