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With an increasing emphasis on integrating 21st century learning skills into the classroom, teachers, schools, and educational organizations are seeking new ways of engaging students with people and places outside the classroom. This webinar will highlight resources that are available, the tools needed for a quality virtual connection, and ways you can facilitate a rewarding, educational, and fun experience for all involved!
During difficult times of budget cuts, school librarians are often fortunate to hold full-time positions never mind having support staff. Learn how a student techspert team can increase engagement in your library program, while also proving opportunities for management of library resources and makerspaces.
Elevator speeches are 2- or 3-sentence statements that make a point quickly. When you have just a moment to get someone's attention, you must use it wisely. Crafting an effective elevator speech is an art, and you can learn it during this webinar. So next time someone asks, "Why do school librarians still matter when everything is online?" you'll be ready with the perfect comeback!
To have a successful MakerSpace, you don't need a dedicated space, just a dedicated mindset. This presentation will empower teacher librarians to initiate a Maker movement in their buildings. Teacher librarians will learn how to implement STEAM activities and challenges using supplies that cost little to no money to encourage student creativity and ownership of learning.
Delivering the Message: Using Podcasts, Google Hangouts, and Other Technologies for Professional Development (AASL)
Looking for new or different ways to deliver professional development? Wondering what others are doing in the field of librarianship? In this webinar learn about librarians and library professionals who have created free online programs specifically geared to the field using technologies such as podcasting, YouTube channels, Twitter Chats, and Google Hangouts. Librarians in public, academic, and school settings, how they created their programs, topics, technology, and much more will be discussed.
The Interview is the middle section in a three-step process that leads to a job offer. Discover how to manage each step and you will ace the interview and most likely get the job you want. Learn how to stand out from the crowd and make your interview one that the administrators remember.
Fake news is proliferating. While fake news has always been part of the (dis)information picture, social media and campaign documents have highlighted its impact. The 2016 Stanford report on evaluating information found that most students have difficulty discerning online media such as fake news. Students need to be media literacy, which is seldom addressed in curricula. Because of their information expertise and cross-curriculum reach, librarians are well positioned to teach media literacy and apply it to fake news.
School librarians can help learners with ASD by providing a safe, informal learning environment that supports academic pursuits, facilitates technology use, creates social opportunities, distributes interest-based material and media, and creates a bridge between the student and his or her teachers. Based on research, this webinar provides practical suggestions for activities and examples of technology that school librarians can use to support students with ASD.