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Welcome to the latest edition of the CEnet bulletin.

In this edition we hear from Reuben Bardak who was seconded to CEnet from Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong for a 5 month term as Interim Enterprise Architect. We also highlight some of the free ebooks available as part of the Sora Sweet Reads initiative, provide an update on upcoming Catholic Learning Online Events and provide the latest Book of the Week recommendations. 
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CEnet Secondment Experience

CEnet is always open to opportunities to share expertise within the membership.

One such opportunity arose recently with the role of Interim Enterprise Architect becoming available when our current Enterprise Architect, Ian Gregory, stepped into the role of Interim Chief Information Officer for a few months. Reuben Bardak from the Diocese of Wollongong was seconded to CEnet to act as Interim Enterprise Architect.

Now that Reuben has returned to the Diocese of Wollongong, he has taken the opportunity to reflect on his experience with CEnet.

Over the last 5 months I’ve been acting as the Interim Enterprise Architect for CEnet. Although I was quite nervous initially, the support I received from the entire CEnet team was outstanding, and this helped me find my feet quickly. During my time, I was involved with the coordination of CEnet’s IT Security Management Programme, assisted with the development of CEnet’s future Safe Internet as a Service capability, as well coordination of a significant portion of CEnet’s Business Continuity Management Programme including Disaster Recovery planning for CEnet services.

My experience at CEnet has given me a much greater understanding of how CEnet’s services operate, as well as a greater appreciation for the effort involved in delivering them to such a high standard, and diverse membership. I have gained new skills that I will be able to bring back to my existing role at DOW, and would like to thank both the CEnet and DOW leadership for providing me with the opportunity to take on this secondment.

CEnet would like to thank the Diocese of Wollongong and Reuben for the contribution they have made not only to their own diocese but to the entire CEnet Membership.
CEnet Staff Feedback

A big thank you to readers who have taken the time to share details of positive interactions with members of the CEnet team.

CEnet celebrates outstanding efforts and the addition of great feedback from member dioceses is a welcome addition that will be shared with all staff.

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Sora Sweet Reads

Sweet Reads is a world-wide initiative run to promote reading in schools and is based on checkouts of a subset of the ebooks available to students. All of these titles are available for free in Simultaneous Use through the Sora Sweet Reads program until 20 August 2021.

For the last two years the CEnet ACEN consortium has been number 1 in Overdrive's global 'Sweet Reads' initiative with 24,010 checkouts in last years event.

For the next few weeks we will highlight some titles available for free in Simultaneous Use through the Sora Sweet Reads program until 20 August 2021. 
Star Wars Choose Your Own Destiny. A Finn and Poe Adventure
Star Wars Choose Your Own Destiny eBook. A Luke and Leia Adventure
A Finn & Poe Adventure: Choose Your Destiny and
A Luke & Leia Adventure: Choose Your Destiny by Cavan Scott

These two Choose-Your-Own-Destiny titles allow readers to live inside the Star Wars universe and control their favorite characters' movements! These books are perfect for young Star Wars fans or reluctant readers who want to continue not only following their favorite characters, but also adventuring right alongside them. For those who find a love of Star Wars there is a whole world of reading available to follow these characters’ lives! 
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ClickView Workshops

ClickView is an educational video platform used by over 4500 schools globally. These session focus on how to search for, curate, and share videos within ClickView; and how to turn videos from passive to active learning through the ClickView Interactive function
  • ClickView for Primary Teachers - Wednesday 21 July 7.30 am
  • ClickView for Primary Teachers [repeat] - Thursday 22 July 3.30 pm
  • ClickView for Secondary Teachers - Wednesday 4 August 7.30 am
  • ClickView for Secondary Teachers [repeat] - Thursday 5 August 3.30 pm
Register through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or email
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CLO Google Fundamentals
Google Fundamentals

Over 250 staff from across the CEnet membership have registered for the Google Fundamentals course and it's not too late to join them. 

The course combines Google online self-directed learning modules with virtual sessions to assist in developing your skills and knowledge around the effective use of Google Workspace tools in teaching and learning. 
The CLO Google Fundamentals Program is designed to enable participants to work through modules at their own pace, and to support participants along the way. The CLO team have arranged a number of virtual check-in sessions, where participants will be shown some innovative uses for their new skills and be able to ask questions to clarify their learning.
These virtual sessions will be joined by Google for Education Specialist Chris Betcher, Program Manager, Adoption, Google for Education and/or members from CEnet member dioceses.

Session Schedule
  • 17 June - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 15 July - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 29 July - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 12 August - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 26 August - 3.30 pm AEST
If you are interested in developing your skills in the use of Google tools, the Google Fundamentals may be of benefit, click here to register your interest. 
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Resource Sharing - National Science Week 14-22 August

As part of the finalisation of the Catholic Learning Online Apple Teacher Program and to promote National Science Week (August 14-22), members of the Wollongong Diocese team developed two student learning journals using Pages, designed to be used in classrooms.

This year's theme for National Science Week is Food - Different by Design. The Wollongong team has created learning journals in Pages that guide students through the exploration of Food (Bread Years 3-4 and Chickens Years 5-6) and some of the activities put out in the Australian Science Teachers Association Science Week Resource.

The journals are designed to be shared with students for them to work through and document their learning utilising features of the iPad.

The resources can be downloaded and then opened in Pages. Teachers can share the Pages journals with students or get them to scan the QR codes to download and open in Pages.

A big thanks to Ben Woods from Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong for sharing.
Link to year 3 and 4 National Science Week resources
Link to year 5 and 6 National Science Week resources
On Demand Catholic Learning Online Workshops

The Catholic Learning Online team has organised a significant number of workshops since commencing with the Catholic Learning Online Summit in April 2020.
Recognising the demands on the time of teachers, the team has taken the opportunity to record workshops and there are now 46 recordings available on the CLO website.
Opening a world of reading through Sora. An example of the on-demand workshop recordings available in the Catholic Learning Online website
Recordings are supplemented with detailed descriptions of learning intentions and success criteria. Many also have supporting resources.

If you or your colleagues would like to access the Catholic Learning Online Summit, workshop recordings can be found on the Catholic Learning Online Summit Resources page

If you or your colleagues would like to access the Catholic Learning Online Events, workshop recordings can be found in the Catholic Learning Online Resources page
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Book of the Week

The CEnet member dioceses ACEN eBook Consortium, with the assistance of Lisa Nash and Saba Maniar from the Digital Learning and Library Services in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, provide the book of the week feature for students and staff who have access to the SORA eBook Library.

Each week, two reading recommendations for eBooks or audio books, with age guidance are published for primary school students and high school students and to make sure that no-one is left out, there is a recommendation for staff too.
Book of the Week image - Primary Students
Book of the Week image - secondary students
Book of the Week image - Staff
Click on any of the three options above to go straight to the recommended books and enjoy the read!
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