eBooks have become an essential component of the K12 curriculum. A successful shift toward digital means engaged students, teachers incorporating new resources into their lessons and enthusiastic administrator support. But how is this achieved? Joanna and Betsey shared how to teach students to use eBooks meaningfully, how to help teachers incorporate them seamlessly into their teaching, and how to gain buy-in from administrators and parents.
Based on their new book Having an Impact on Learning: The PR Professional and the Principal, authors and husband and wife duo, Kelly and Matt Wachel, presented how PR professionals and principals can work together to impact student achievement.
The Big6 is the most widely known and used information skills program in the world because it works! The Big6 is essential, practical, and easy to implement—from day one. And, with a completely new book, The Big6 Curriculum, focusing on the needs of 21st-century students, schools, and library programs, the Big6 continues to be fully relevant and cutting-edge. In this webinar, Mike Eisenberg and Colet Bartow helped educators preK–20, especially teacher-librarians, to design and deliver curriculum and instruction to meet the ICT literacy needs of 21st-century students.
We know this connected generation loves technology and wants to be in charge of their learning. Inquiry-based learning is a perfect match! New standards, such as the C3 Social Studies, NGSS, ISTE and AASL Standards, and the Common Core, all embrace inquiry research, so educators need to understand the differences between finding information and finding answers. This webinar will help teachers and librarians repackage old research models for Gen-Z students.
The Common Core calls for inquiry, close reading, and publication but in this millennium, publication is evolving. Giving students choice helps to differentiate and personalize instruction, and technology opens the door to new options for publication. In this recorded webinar, Michelle Luhtala explored alternatives to the traditional research paper to engage students with the research process while challenging them to document their learning using innovative tools and meeting rigorous expectations. This webinar is a continuation of Rethinking the Research Paper, Part 1 hosted in January 2016.
Building on her precending webinar, Getting Started With Guided Inquiry, Leslie Maniotes presented numerous examples from the field that describe a schoolwide approach that hones in on the skills developed across grades K-12.
Discover how the application of eBooks can be used as an assistive technology tool for reading for all students – including those with special needs. In this webinar, Dr. Terence Cavanaugh shared the numerous features of eBooks that can be classified as accommodations.
Information enthusiasts have been talking about how to best curate resources for some time, but the tools for curation keep changing. In this session, our presenter shared an array of curation solutions, their strengths and limitations, and strategies to morph tools and create workarounds where services still need work.
This webinar explored how two secondary librarians serve as technology innovators, teacher-leaders, co-teachers, literacy specialists, and “other duties as assigned.” Heather Lister and Allison Mackley shared strategies that they have used to spark connections and collaborations among their school’s students, faculty and administrators.
As school librarians you, too, have to learn to think, act and learn to teach information literacy within the STEM, STEAM, and STREAM context. In this webinar, Terry Young, a veteran librarian and science educator, took viewers on a STEMulating discovery of STEM and NGSS.
This webinar was designed to give educators across the secondary curriculum insights into how documentary films by students can engage learners in the pursuit of global understanding, explorations of globally relevant issues, and ultimately serve as a catalyst for meaningful action. The presentation featured the new five-part series, FILMS BYKIDS, a partnership between THIRTEEN, the flagship station of PBS, and BYkids, a nonprofit organization. This documentary series brings the voices of five young filmmakers from different cultures to a wider audience through the reach of public media.
The Common Core calls for inquiry, close reading, and publication but in this millennium, publication is evolving. Giving students choice helps to differentiate and personalize instruction, and technology opens the door to new options for publication. In this session, Michelle explored alternatives to the traditional research paper that will engage students with the research process while challenging them to document their learning using innovative tools and meeting rigorous expectations.
Analysis of the Speak Up Research Project data reveals that today’s K-12 students have a unique vision for digital learning that is often surprising and sometimes perplexing to the adults in their learning lives. Students are increasingly tapping into a diverse set of digital tools, content and resources to self-direct learning around areas of academic passion, both in and out of school. Most importantly, this emerging learning behavior is shaping how the students view information, research, learning and school.
In the mobile era, what is the role of physical libraries and learning spaces when every student potentially has a global, virtual library in their pocket? How does ubiquitous access impact literacy and learning? In this webinar, Holland explored how libraries and learning spaces can transform from archives of information to places of knowledge co-construction.
In this session, viewers will discover strategies to cross-pollinate instruction, and maximize learning opportunities. This month’s special guest is Dr. Brenda Boyer, school librarian in Kutztown, PA, and co-author of Social Media Curation with Joyce Valenza.
As standards and pedagogy change to accommodate 21st century learning and 21st century students, we need to think about why we do the things we do…and perhaps change. This webinar will give you a dozen fresh ideas to mix-up your reading activities.
As collections shift to digital format, new opportunities emerge. Physical space can open new learning experiences for a school community. Michelle Luhtala shared effective strategies to repurpose vacated space in innovative ways. Maker spaces, and learning commons were addressed as well as other creative models that promote learner engagement.
Wondering how to manage your school library career while still doing a great job for your students, teachers, and learning community? One way is to take advantage of smart opportunities to grow your professional expertise while also building your community of colleagues and your own career visibility. Helping you accomplish all three goals, the new online School Library Connection (SLC) provides not only an extensive learning resource center for school library professionals but also opportunities for you to share your own knowledge.
Big6 by the Month is an information, communications and technology (ICT) literacy program that is practical, easy to implement, flexible, and essential. Mike Eisenberg and Janet Murray presented this Big6 by the Month webinar for educators preK-20—especially teacher-librarians—focused on meeting the ICT literacy needs of 21st Century students.
In this webinar, teacher-librarian, NBCT, and past President of CSLA, Connie Williams, led an interactive session on several different strategies for teaching with and teaching about primary documents. Connie shared ways to help students think critically about primary documents in a variety of content areas.
In this webinar, Leslie K. Maniotes shared concrete strategies that will get you started using Guided Inquiry Design including programmatic systems, long and short-term planning, and connections and tweaks to your current instructional practice. Join the growing community of educators who are learning about the research-backed practice of Guided Inquiry.
In this webinar, Tina Berumen shared with school librarians how she created a major eBook frenzy on her campus and implemented a completely digital library orientation.
Don’t reinvent the wheel! Resourceful librarians promote reading every day. This webinar highlighted fruitful partnerships, engaging programming, and creative strategies to get kids reading.
We know that learning how to collaborate is an essential skill for college and workforce readiness. How are we engaging students to meaningfully collaborate through inquiry? In this webinar, learn how essential student collaboration is to deepen learning through inquiry, see a model for how to implement Inquiry Circles and strategies for assessing collaboration to improve your teaching and learning for your students.