Fifteen Trees is an Australian company located in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Established in 2009, the company operates with a small team of 3 along with a host of independent native nurseries and community groups (such as Landcare, school groups and environmental networks) across Australia.
The School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV), led by its Committee of Management and State Council hopes to lead by example through this initiative with Fifteen Trees.
We feel strongly that we all should play a role in ensuring we lessen our carbon footprint by making good sustainable choices whenever we can.
In total, the SLAV committee of management have paid for 200 trees – described online on the website as a ‘library of trees’ – to be planted as speaker gifts and also to offset the carbon footprint of recent conferences.
The work of school libraries is all about knowledge, critical analysis of information and finding pleasure in learning about the world through the experiences of others and school libraries have a role in helping us learn how better to care for our world.
The 2017 Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge
School libraries definitely attract keen gamers and digital problem solvers. Do you work with a teacher who will encourage students to use coding to solve a real world problem? Do you have Art students who aspire to a career in the digital environment?
The 2017 Victorian School Games and Apps Challenge is for them! It’s all about design and computational thinking.
• Show your teachers the Design Brief Template – http://gac.global2.vic.edu.au/create/
• Tell them about the free online tutorials about games and coding tools – http://gac.global2.vic.edu.au/tools-home/tools/
• Use the range of posters and headers to spread the word across your school – http://gac.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2016/07/ProfilePic-11f4mwn.png
Entries close 5pm, Wednesday 11 October and will be judged at the Education in Games Summit as part of Melbourne International Games Week 22 – 29 October.
An initiative of the Department of Education and Training in partnership with SLAV and Microsoft.