Friday, January 16, 2015

Free webinars for librarians - PD in your pajamas!

LMC Magazine offers high quality webinars by the "movers and shakers" in the school library world. They are usually one hour and if you watch live, you can get a certificate for CPE credit. 

The three that are coming up this spring all correlate with initiatives we have going on in our district. You might want to check them out!

Dynamic Databases: Revolutionizing Today's Research, Teaching, and Learning
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4pm EST
Today's databases are no longer just for research. They turn students from passive to active learners and provide educators with the variety of resources necessary to facilitate learning anytime, anywhere, in any way. Discover proven strategies for integrating databases into 1:1, BYO, flipped, blended, embedded, and more! Sponsored by ABC-CLIO. 
Presenters: Joyce Valenza is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Brenda Boyer is a high school librarian and Chair of Information & Technology Resources for the Kutztown School District. 

Makerspaces: The Now Revolution in School Libraries
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4pm EST
The new wave of participatory learners and the change in schools to more student-led learning has a tremendous impact on engaging patrons in school libraries. Now, the library is a destination. One hot topic hitting public and school libraries is makerspaces where students (and sometimes staff and parents) create, problem solve, and develop thinking.
Presenter: Leslie Preddy is a school librarian in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a past president for the Association of Indiana School Library Educators and current President-Elect for AASL. 

You Need It: Reading Promotional Programming That Really Works!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4pm EST
Learn the why, how-to, and what-to-expect about Reading Promotional Programming (RPP). It’s supported by research and encouraged by the experts and this webinar will focus on this critical topic in detail, to help you develop students’ leisure reading. Learn from examples of collaboration between home and school literacy programming and explore how to build a reading community at your school. 
Presenters: Nancy Baumann has been an elementary classroom teacher and a librarian at the elementary and middle school levels and has worked in the University of Missouri’s School of Information Sciences and Learning Technologies. 

Also, all previous webinars are available to view on demand for members of the LMC@the Forefront community. You can sign up for that here.

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