2017 Canberra Careers Xpo

The 2017 CareersXpo is almost here! Over 9000 students have registered for this year’s event including 430 primary school students.

Try’aSkill will be spread across two spaces this year in the Budawang Building and the Parkes Room. On Wednesday students will have the opportunity to watch apprentices compete in three WorldSkills competitions in the trade areas of tiling, painting and plastering. They will also have the chance to try some Indigenous bush tucker including crocodile and rosella juice! Students attending the CareersXpo on Thursday can learn to use a drop saw, drill and impact driver to create a small cheese board or make a Cambodian inspired floating house! We will also have arborists climbing trees, NAO the robot, napkin folding, nail painting and cryptography!

New ‘Pathways to a Job’ have been created for students to help prepare them for their visit to the CareersXpo. These can be found on the CareersXpo website at www.canberracareersmarket.com.au or the CareersXpo Google Classroom (code: Dq2kem).

Rotary is running an ipad competition to encourage students to download the new CareersXpo app and to attend seminars running in the Freycinet Room in the Conference Centre. Rotary is also running a forum on Wednesday evening from 5.30pm called ‘Choose Wisely: Matching Course Choice to Career Realities’.

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UC Design Competition

UC Deans Award

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LTC’s Keys to Success program hits the national stage

KTS

During the recent school holiday break LTC teacher librarians, Holly and Lori, travelled to Sydney to attend and present at the Australian School Library Association’s national biennial conference – Challenge to Change. Teacher librarians and other library staff were represented from each State and Territory. A conference such as this is an important opportunity to undertake professional learning to ensure that LTC Library is providing cutting edge teaching and learning support for the school and wider community.

Lori and Holly presented a workshop about our Keys to Success program and the journey that was taken to develop and create the program to meet the needs of LTC students. Participants were also able to brainstorm ideas for development of their own Keys to Success-style programs, and take away a folder of resources including a shared Google Doc that contained contributions from all workshop participants.

The workshop was a great success with 45 participants! It was an honour to be able to represent LTC at a national level and receive such positive feedback for a program that we are proud to be able to provide.

Please take part in the LTC Keys to Success program in Term 3 (STARTING THURSDAY 20 JULY)… Give yourself a head start with the skills you need to get ahead at LTC. Learn about researching effectively, discover tools that can make completing your assessment easier, discuss issues around digital citizenship, find out how to avoid plagiarism, and define the mystery that is Creative Commons. This R Unit is worth 0.2 points towards your Senior Secondary Certificate.

Come and see Lori and Holly in the LTC Library ASAP if you’re interested.

Lori Korodaj and Holly Godfree
Teacher Librarians

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11th Annual Technology in Govt Conference

Tech Govt

Click the image link above to register for a FREE visitor pass!

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CIT Creative & Design Short Courses

CIT

If you’re looking to explore some Drawing, Graphic Design, Art or Photography CIT have a selection of short courses… “carpe diem”.

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Keys to Success R Unit (starts Thursday 20th July, 12:30pm)

Give yourself a head start with the skills you need to get ahead at LTC. Learn about researching effectively, discover tools that can make completing your assessment easier, discuss issues around digital citizenship, find out how to avoid plagiarism, and define the mystery that is Creative Commons. This R Unit is worth 0.2 points towards your Senior Secondary Certificate.

Come and see Lori and Holly in the LTC Library ASAP if you’re interested.

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LTC Library/Tuggeranong Library celebrates Harry Potter: 20th anniversary!

Monday 26 June marks the 20th anniversary of the appearance of ‘The Boy Who Lived’: Harry Potter! To celebrate this grand occasion, Holly (teacher librarian at LTC) and Vicki (Libraries ACT) have worked on a joint display that is currently on show in our shared use library.

Take some time to pop in and marvel at the many different languages that Harry has been published in over the years and see if you can identify what those languages are!

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