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Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The Short List Professional Development Conference

The CBCA Short List Professional Development Conference
Rydges World Square Sydney
Tuesday 26 March 2019  |  9.00am to 5.00pm 
NESA Accreditation 6.2.2
Theme | Connecting Visual Literacy and Literature

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Completing Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! The CBCA Shortlistwill contribute 5 hours and 45 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This key one-day Professional Development Conference aims to: Enhance your knowledge of current quality literature Explore the connection between Visual Literacy and Literature - Highlight Australian books and their creators - Celebrate the 2019 announcement of the CBCA Short List.

Key Note Speaker: Graeme Base
Additional Speakers: TBA
Short list Panel: TBA

Speaker Bios

Graeme Base

Graeme Base has been writing and illustrating for children for over thirty years, with worldwide bestsellers AnimaliaThe Eleventh Hour and The Waterhole known and loved by millions around the world. The recipient of numerous Australian and international publishing awards, and with global sales exceeding six million copies, he has established himself as one of Australia's pre-eminent creators of imaginative works for children.

A passion for music and theatre has led him to adapt three of his titles for the stage, writing the book, music and lyrics for all three: The Sign of the Seahorse (Melbourne Concert Hall 2002, Kennedy

Centre Washington 2009), My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch (Vic Arts Centre 2006) and most recently Jungle Drums (2008). He is currently adapting his 1999 sci-fi epic The Worst Band in the Universe as a concert/stage play and working with acclaimed puppeteer Peter Wilson to create a stage version of The Waterhole.

Graeme collaborated with Ewan Burnett of Burberry Productions to create a 40 x half hour animated television series based on Animalia. To date the series has been sold into approximately 130 territories worldwide and in 2009 won a Daytime Emmy for best musical score.

Graeme was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Swinburne University in recognition of his achievements in children's book publishing. 

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Conference theme | Visual Literacy and Literature

The CBCA Short List Professional Development Conference
Rydges World Square Sydney 
Tuesday 26 March 2019  |  9.00am to 5.00pm  
NESA Accreditation 6.2.2 

2019 Program  TBA

All inquiries to CBCA NSW Branch Inc or download the flyer here.  (TBA)

Children's Book Council of Australia NSW Branch acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for supporting this project.

THANK YOU to our supporting publishers

  . . . and THANK YOU to our bookseller

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The CBCA Short List Professional Development Conference 2019