AASL Upcoming Webinars


Tuesday, September 15 | 6:00 p.m. Central
Motion Math, an AASL 2015 Best App for Teaching & Learning, makes visual, and exploratory games to build fluency and conceptual understanding for the toughest elementary math concepts. The Motion Math organization was founded at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, has over 3.8 million downloads, and its games have been proven to improve student attitudes and mastery. Why games? Games provide a safe structure for students to experiment, they provide meaningful context for ideas, and of course, they engage students!
Thursday, September 17 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Beenpod for Education allows educators to adapt web resources to all the different ways you want to teach! From leading an entire lecture hall on a synced journey that encourages spontaneous discovery to supporting one-on-one sessions where students take the initiative, educators vary their approach continuously. Beenpod’s purpose is to allow educational resources on the web to be seamlessly incorporated into all the activities that educators can dream up.
Wednesday, September 30 | 6:00 p.m. Central
In this webinar, participants will learn how online circulation (LMS) features could be a productive, efficient toolbox for school libraries. Participants will also discover how to take full advantage of Google Apps and its collaborative features & integration for everyday library use. Because librarians need to stay on top of new trends, educational technology, and best practices, a general discussion on developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) will help participants improve their professional development skills.
Wednesday, October 14 | 6:00 p.m. Central
iBiome-Wetland was named one the 2015 AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. President of Springbay Studio, Jane Ji, and school librarian, Cathy Potter, will describe the app’s unique features and share how the inquiry-based app will engage learners. Participants will learn how the app uses a simulation to teach students about three different wetland habitats.
Tuesday, November 17 | 6:00 p.m. Central
Loose Strands is an adventure novel about tough choices, and uses its unique Choose Your Path interface to encourage readers to confront the consequences of their decisions. The story provides launching points for discussions about regret, censorship, and feeling trapped. This webinar shows how you can use Loose Strands (named by USA Today's Jinny Gudmundsen as one of the year's best apps for teaching SEL [social and emotional learning], an AASL 2015 Best App for Teaching & Learning, and winner of the 2015 Digital Book Award for best children's app) to introduce students 9+ to these themes.
Wednesday, November 18 | 5:00 p.m. Central
The new CIP Data Block which appears on the verso of the title page for print books and on the Copyright page for electronic books will be implemented by the Library of Congress during the summer and fall of 2015. This course will review all of the elements of the new layout and how they can be used for cataloging. New features will be highlighted including the permalink to the Library of Congress catalog which will allow users to locate a complete bibliographic record from the Library’s online catalog.
Wednesday, December 2 | 6:00 p.m. Central
Join us for a webinar where we’ll provide an overview and discussion on using Remind for libraries. Used by 1 in 5 teachers across the US, Remind is a free communication tool that helps teachers connect with students, parents, and staff. Remind helps school communities deepen relationships and engagement through instant and safe communication through text and mobile app messages.
Thursday, December 3 | 6:00 p.m. Central
The modern library should be the heart of the school emphasizing student voice and providing opportunities for young people to tinker, create and explore. Transforming the library into an innovative area is easier than you might think. All you need is a space, a positive attitude and a community of learners to invite!