Dr Helen Weston | Program Leader Library and Information Services
Loreto College Coorparoo

Dr Helen Weston, Program Leader Library and Information Services, Loreto College Coorparoo

Dr. Helen Weston is currently Program Leader, Library and Research at Loreto College, Coorparoo, Queensland. Helen has worked in school libraries across Queensland and overseas where she completed extensive research on culture and information use. Her current research is grounded in the role of gamification in motivating students to read for enjoyment and the way students use information to learn. She is championing the cause of Citizen Science Corners in libraries and was awarded the QLD College of Teachers Innovation Award 2023 for this initiative. Helen is also the Convenor of the Australian Library and Information Association’s School Library Special Interest Group. She is a casual lecturer for the University of South Australia’s Information Management course.

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Day 2 @ 14:00

Atomic Reading - Gamification in your school reading program

 

  • How to motivate students who believe they cannot find anything of interest to read
  • How students can collaborate in teams to play a series of online and offline games, based on novels, authors, and genres
  • How you can build a reading program that will continuously improve and enrich the practice of reading for your students.
  • How you can use data meaningfully to inform you and your readers.
last published: 25/Jun/24 07:55 GMT

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