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

A webinar is an online presentation or seminar. Click here for detailed instructions for connecting and participating in the webinars.

Throughout 2019, 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.

Past Webinars become available on Slideshare some time after their presentation if permission has been granted by the presenter/s.

June Webinar, 2019

Date: Wednesday 5 June, 2019
Time: 7.30pm AEDT. See below for starting times in each Australian state. 
This webinar is of 1 hour duration.

Topic: Exploring Visual Grammar Using Picture Books


Jo Laretive

K-6 teacher librarian, at Moriah College, Sydney. Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch secretary. Previous experience Kambala, Junior School teacher librarian and McKinsey & Company, information specialist. Passionate about what libraries can offer to teaching and learning experiences, enthusiastic about promoting quality literature, learning and creating with technology and in providing a high standard of service to all. Specialist in delivering literature based and information and digital literacy teaching and learning to complement class units and content from the NSW Syllabus and General Capabilities for the Australian Curriculum K-6.


Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of visual grammar (visual literacy) terminology. 
  • Be aware of how and where visual grammar fits into the Australian Curriculum. 
  • Gain knowledge and practical examples of how to plan and instruct lessons regarding visual grammar using picture books. 
  • Obtain strategies to ensure students have opportunities to interact with images to demonstrate their learning.

Focus age: Stage 2, however, lessons can be adapted to suit Stage 1 through Stage 4.

Webinar Starting Times

  • Adelaide at 7:00 pm ACST    
  • Brisbane at 7:30 pm AEST   
  • Canberra at 7:30 pm AEST   
  • Darwin at 7:00 pm ACST
  • Hobart at 7:30 pm AEST
  • Melbourne at 7:30 pm AEST
  • Perth at 5:30 pm AWST
  • Sydney at 7:30 pm AEST


If you register and are unable to attend the live webinar presentation the recording will be available to you to view for one week after the event.

Registration links

    Member Registration:40.00 + $4.00 GST

    Non Member Registration: 50.00 + $5.00 GST

    Please Note:

    As you complete the Paypal payment you will see a link “Return to the Australian School Library Association”. You MUST click on this link to complete the last step in the registration process otherwise you will not receive a confirmation email that will contain your unique web link for the webinar.


    This is a NESA accredited 1 hour session.

    This webinar addresses the following standard:

    2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

    2.2.2 Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.

    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.

    Presented by

    Jo Laretive 

    Wednesday 5 June, 2019

    WMore information & registration

    At the ASLA AGM on 3 May, 2019

    the ASLA Board for 2019-2020 was elected

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