Professional learning and development

Professional learning and support

Our professional learning and support services aim to strengthen the knowledge and skills of school library staff and educators. The services focus on our 3 strategic priorities: school libraries, reading engagement and digital literacy.

These pages have information about the different ways we support schools. Read about our professional learning and development opportunities, and the advice and support we can offer you to help improve student outcomes in your school.

Featured upcoming professional learning courses and events

Learning events

Christchurch school library tour

24 Nov / $40

Tour begins at Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre

Services to Schools' capability facilitators invite you to a full-day tour of school and community libraries in Christchurch. We'll visit 4 school libraries (2 secondary, 2 primary) and one brand-new community library.
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Learning events

Open the book: Literature at the heart of literacy — Greymouth

28 Nov / $40

Grey Main School Library, 12 Joyce Crescent, Greymouth

Learn ways to harness the power of children’s and YA books to engage students and help develop language, ideas and lasting memories. This seminar is the first in a series for school leaders, teachers and librarians supporting...
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Professional learning with a Services to Schools facilitator

Professional learning courses and events Attend our online professional learning courses or events. Learn new skills. Be inspired with new ideas or concepts for libraries, and for teaching and learning. Meet and share with other school librarians and educators.

Resources to use for school library advice and support

School library advice and support Our capability building team can help you create a welcoming, inclusive school library environment and services. Find out what support we offer for all aspects of managing or developing your school library.

The Spiral Playbook: leading with an inquiring mindset

The SpiralPlaybook: Leading with an inquiring mindset in school systems and schools, L. Kaser and J. Halbert, 2017. C21 Canada. All rights reserved.

Capability building projects to improve student learning Our capability building projects aim to help your school, syndicate, or community of learning | Kāhui Ako improve student learning.