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Events and Activities

CBCA NSW Branch runs a lively program of events and activities which we invite you to be a part of.

AAA Professional Development Conference

In 2020 the AAA! PD conference is going fully online. With 6 hours of NESA accreditation it provides teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians and the general public with up-to-date knowledge and industry insights for promoting literature and literacy within the NSW Education Curriculum. It is an inspiring conference that includes world class speakers. This event has been running for over 20 years. Delegates have the opportunity to listen to presentations at times which suits them whilst visiting the online trade fair and book shop.

This Conference will encourage critically reflective thinking and provide a showcase of professional development resources to support educators in their role.

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Kids Book of the Year Event @ Taronga Zoo

This event offers an unique opportunity for students and adults to celebrate the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards online.

Join guest speakers and students from Primary and High Schools across NSW will review the Shortlisted titles in the Younger and Older Categories of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Following this program the Winning & Honour titles will be announced.

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Curious Creatures, Wild Minds @ Taronga Zoo

Leave the ordinary behind and become Curious and Wild this Spring! When our Curious Creatives visit Taronga Zoo Sydney, thanks to a grant gratefully received from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. We are bringing children’s authors and illustrators into Taronga Zoo to ‘talk with the animals’ we are keeping alive and well - Our kids’ curiosity and creativity skills, our teachers’ and parents’ sanity, and our amazing community of creatives (authors and illustrators) and their publishers.

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Story Scoop

Join us online on the first day of every month for a free scoop!

All welcome - teachers, librarians, kids and adults who love books for kids and are curious about their creators and characters.  Each month authors and illustrators will give a sneak peek into their inspiration, creative choices, artwork and the story behind their stories. Invite your friends and colleagues along and we will mix it up each month with three segments including; Illustrators Corner, Picture Book Nook, Junior Fiction Gems, Middle Grade Magic and Sneak Peek.

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Preparing for NAIDOC Week PD Event 2020

A special event to celebrate our outstanding Indigenous Australian creative and prepare you for NAIDOC Week. Up-date your knowledge of current Indigenous resources and how best to share them with your students.

This presentation supports teaching the cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. When planning and programming content relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, teachers are encouraged to involve local Aboriginal communities and/or appropriate knowledge holders in determining suitable resources.

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