Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Selecting resources

About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher librarian collaborates with colleagues to select a wide variety of resources to meet the needs of students for an inquiry unit. She is proactive in consulting with teachers on their resource needs and plans with teachers and the teaching and learning coordinators to ensure the resources selected align to the key skills and content of each learning area.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.4
Select and use resources
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Other descriptors
Standard 1
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.1
Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Select from a flexible and effective repertoire of teaching strategies to suit the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students.
  1. In what ways do you support colleagues to select resources that target the learning needs of specific student groups?
  2. How does collaboratively planning, teaching and evaluating benefit or enhance student learning?
St Francis of Assisi Primary School
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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St Francis of Assisi Primary School is located north of Melbourne and has over 900 students enrolled in years prep to year 6. Over 50 per cent of students speak English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D), and 46 countries are represented within the school population. The library is staffed with one full time teacher librarian, one 0.7 teacher librarian and a full time library technician. Volunteer parents are also involved with the day-to-day tasks of borrowing, returns and processing of resources.

Content provider
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

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