HSC Forum 2009

HSC & Education Forum
State Library of New South Wales
17th March 2009

Conference Program

Sites for Sore Eyes. A selection of useful websites for students and library professionals
Lyndon Sharp holds the position of Manager, Information Services Office of the Board of Studies NSW. He is an ex-history teacher and the manager of publishing and educational website development for the Board of Studies.
Navigating databases and maximising blogs for the HSC
Jenni Campbell-Watt and Michael Barr are the Information Services team at Randwick City Council. They promote the valuable online resources offered by public libraries, aim to de-Google-ise student’s searching habits and bring libraries up to speed with ‘Web 2.0’.
Inside Break and meeting the needs of high school students: the school library experience

Part 1 [2.7MB]
Part 2 [7.5MB]

Powerpoint Presentation[750KB]

Carol Yuen is the Manager of Information & Cultural Services at Warringah Library which has developed Inside Break with Manly and Pittwater Libraries. Robyn Beyer is teacher librarian at Mackellar Girls Campus and is on the planning committee for the North Sydney Region Teacher Librarians’ Network.
Senior History, both Modern and Ancient, History Extension, and recommended useful resources
Bruce Dennett teaches History and Education at Macquarie University and holds a Masters’ Degree in Education. He is the author of history textbooks, co-author of the Modern History curriculum and has twice won the NSW Premier’s Prize for History.
English Syllabus (2009 – 2012) decoded: area study of ‘Belonging’ and related texts
Helen Sykes is an author of educational English textbooks and has worked as editor and head English teacher. She is a specialist in literature for schools and is currently employed by Nelson in the publication of secondary English texts.
English Syllabus (2009 – 2012) decoded: insight into the area of study ‘Belonging’
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Gillian Lovell has contributed to the development and implementation of the HSC syllabus and has written text books for Heinemann for both junior and senior English. Gillian and two colleagues now write HSC English texts through The Learning Curve. These texts have been enthusiastically received in schools and have attracted an award.