The YABBA Awards is a great opportunity to engage students in reading practice whilst encouraging student voice.  Students get to recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books through the YABBA Awards.

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Students read as many shortlisted books as possible and to begin their critical assessing in preparation for voting.

Students reward their favourite book by voting online from the 1st of September

Check out YABBA’s webpage for more details of the partnership between YABBA and DET.

Session Dates:

Session 01 – Felice Arena
Thursday 27th April 9:30

Session 02 – Sally Rippin
Tuesday 16th May 9:30

Session 03 – Robin Cowcher and Corrine Fenton
Tuesday 30th May 9:30

Session 04 – Adam Wallace and Serena Geddes
Tuesday 20th June 9:30

Session 05 – Terry Denton
Tuesday 18th July 9:30

Session 10 – Tuesday 31st October 10:00-12:00

Guest: Many Authors, Illustrators and Students
Topic: Awards Ceremony Broadcast.

Voting Voting Voting

Have your students voted? Here is the link  It's the last week to vote this week as voting closes this Friday Oct 20th.  Check yabba.org.au for voting sheets if you'd like...

Session 10 – Reward, Award Ceremony

 Wow the year has flown and we've had so much fun learning with our talented and interesting authors/illustrator's virtual sessions,  thanks to our authors and illustrators.  At the award ceremony on Oct 31st  we'll be seeing many more authors and illustrators and of...

Session Dates:

Session 06 – Leigh Hobbs
Tuesday 8th August 9:30

Session 07 – George Ivanoff
Tuesday 29th August 9:30

Session 08 – Hazel Edwards
Tuesday 19th September 9:30

Session 09 – Oliver Phommavanh
Tuesday 10th October 9:30

Session 10 – Awards Ceremony Broadcast
Tuesday 31st October 10:00-12:00

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YABBA at Your School in 2017

YABBA Book Awards

The Department of Education and Training has partnered with the Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBA) to provide FREE membership for 2017 for all Primary Schools in Victoria. This initiative complements the Premier’s Reading Challenge further inspiring children and young people to read more books.

The YABBA Awards is a great opportunity to engage students in reading practice whilst encouraging student voice. Students get to recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books through the YABBA Awards.

As a 2017 YABBA Member each Victorian Primary School will get to participate in the remainder of this year’s program.

Term 2

  • Each Victorian Primary School will receive an A1 full colour poster depicting the top 40 Australian books as nominated by Victorian children
  • Students read as many shortlisted books as possible and to begin their critical assessing in preparation for voting in Terms 3 and 4

Term 3

  • Students continue reading widely from the shortlist thinking about which book will get their vote
  • Students reward their favourite book by voting online from 1 September
  • Apply for tickets to attend the YABBA Award Ceremony being held at Hampton Park Secondary College

Term 4

  • Ensure all your students have voted by 20 October (End of week 2)
  • Attend the YABBA Award Ceremony being held 31 October
    • All schools can apply for seats at the Awards Ceremony being held at Hampton Park Secondary College through the YABBA Website
    • All schools can login remotely to watch the Awards Ceremony broadcast through the Virtual Learning Platform

The Virtual Learning Coaches (VLC) will support schools to access 10 virtual online sessions connected to the YABBA program across the school year.  These sessions will connect students to well-known Australian authors and illustrators, during which these experts will discuss and share their craft with students.

This will culminate in an awards ceremony day that will be broadcast to all schools via the DET Polycom Network. All teachers and schools have the ability to dial into Polycom sessions using MS Lync or Skype for Business accounts provided by DET. For technical support, contact your VLC.

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In term 2 all schools will be mailed a poster of the short listed books and membership pack from YABBA. In this pack schools will receive a schedule of online author/illustrator talks with registration details.

The first virtual session is on April 27th at 9:30 am and we will have Felice Arena launching the YABBA VAP (Virtual Ambassadors Program) and the shortlisted books. Check out http://lv2vl.global2.vic.edu.au/yabba/ for more details on the 10 virtual sessions.

Register now.

YABBA Dabba Doo

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Exciting news! Our surprise author for next Tuesday is George Ivanoff author of the You Choose books. Also we’ll be so lucky to have illustrator Serena Geddes of the Lulu Bell books, drawing for us from some squiggles provided by some students, similar to Mr Squiggle. George will be able to answer questions about his books and will be explaining all about the YABBA. So please add some questions in the comments section on this blog post and those who like to squiggle, scan your squiggle and then email to us or add to the board below.
Register here to book your seat

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YABBA DABBA DOO! Student Voice at it’s best.

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Student voice is being used to select the Young Australian Best Book Awards winners. (YABBA)

Have you cast your votes?  On Tuesday Sept 13th we have YABBA presenting to schools. You can find out all about how to vote and let your voice be heard.  Also during the live session we’ll have some surprise authors ready to say “Hi”.

This will be a great session and then you can vote to tell us just what  kids think are the best books. Guess who the surprise authors are going to be? Check the blog closer to the date to see which authors will be coming on line.

All participating schools will receive a free poster of the shortlisted books. Votes due in by October 14th.

Register here to book your seat

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