In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging,” spending models, and content availability. This webinar benefits K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators using iOS, Droid, and Chrome.
In this webinar, Laura Fleming introduced the Maker Movement and provided tips on how you can create a makerspace in your own school. An overview of makerspaces and how they foster experimentation, invention, creation, exploration, and STEM/STEAM-related concepts were examined. Attendees learned about the Maker Movement and the role libraries are playing in it.
Nancy shared examples of collaboration between home and school literacy programming and demonstrated how to build a reading community at your school. Topics included: “why” RPP is so important; “how” to carry out RPP; step-by-step description and implementation of programming; reactions from students, parents and caregivers about RPP; building a home-school connection with RPP; involving the community with RPP; and Book Swaps to recycle and promote summer reading at your school.
In this webinar, presenter Michelle Luhtala highlighted examples of how such partnerships can increase student achievement and professional learning for teachers. Michelle covered assessment, blogging, and discussion forums. The webinar is especially beneficial for school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators in grades 6-12.
Digital libraries are much more than just eBooks! In this webinar, middle school librarian Heather Lister gave an overview of the various resources available to begin a digital library, as well as ways to share these resources with your teachers and students. She explored the many resources she uses to build her digital library of eBooks, websites, and databases.
Our student’s needs, interests, talents, and attentions continually evolve. School librarians are progressive and proactive, and adapt to create new ways to connect to patrons and re-envision the facility to better facilitate changes in those patrons. The impact on engaging patrons in school libraries is tremendous, making the library a destination.
In this webinar, Joyce Valenza, Director of the MLIS Program at Rutgers University, and Brenda Boyer, High school librarian and Chair of Information & Technology Resources for the Kutztown School District, shared proven strategies for integrating databases into 1:1, BYO, flipped, blended, and embedded learning environments.
In this webinar, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, explored how physical changes to library facilities can transform learning throughout the school community.
Digital photography is a multimedia skill that can be applied to many instructional situations –from creative artistic assignments to curriculum-based presentation projects. Media specialists across the country are using their creativity and multimedia knowledge to teach digital photography elective classes.
School librarians have been caught in the new wave of teacher evaluation reform. Defining and measuring student learning outcomes presents new challenges and new opportunities. In this webinar presented by the Emerging Tech community at edWeb.net, Michelle Luhtala encouraged participants to examine assessment tools, review smart goals, and explore ways to use assessment to inform library program instruction.
In this webinar, Dr. Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz discussed the important relationship between the Big6 Approach and inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based learning creates opportunities for students to engage in active learning surrounded by good questions. Good questions lead students to investigate and problem-solve about significant topics, themes, and ideas – and design new insights and develop new skills.
In this webinar, new and effective approaches to learning and teaching in the school library program were shared. This one hour could transform your library into a Think Tank! With strong rationale for brain-based learning coming from successful practice, neuroscience, and standards reform, presenters Paige Jaeger and Mary Ratzer explored why and how it works.
Learn from best practices of educators who have successfully used eBooks in school. In this webinar, Meg Brooke and Laurie Dunlap shared 10 proven lessons for integrating these important resources into the curriculum and increasing eBook usage in your school. eBooks present exciting opportunities for educators.
When administrators are faced with challenging budget cuts, they often cut from library programs – often because they don’t understand how strong library programs serve the learning community. This webinar equipped participants with talking points to promote library programs, reframing librarians’ work with new language, and dispelling myths about librarianship.
Citizenship, including digital citizenship, is not learned through osmosis. Millennials have formidable capacity for 21st century learning – communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. They excel in these areas when empowered to learn in an educational environment founded on respect and trust.
How you begin a unit of inquiry can make or break participation, engagement and student motivation to learn. In this webinar, author Leslie Maniotes shared 5 engaging ways to get you off to a great start for opening guided inquiry units. She gave advice… read more →
In this webinar, Elisabeth LeBris, Director of Library Technology Services at Kenilworth Public Schools in Illinois, joined Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, to share her expertise as a K-12 school librarian in a small school with well-established Google Apps practice.
Let’s face it. Not every classroom is ready to launch into app-driven instruction, but we’re all moving toward mobile learning in some capacity. There is no doubt: It is coming. And when it does, will we be ready? With the prevalence of smartphone technology, educators can build application fluency in their own productivity and learning.
While New Canaan High School library has been packaging instruction for online consumption for years, it shifted its approach this year to increase personalized instruction. In this webinar, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT highlighted the experiences of the library-flipping transition.
Is the application market transforming education? In this webinar, participants discovered apps that change the way students and teachers think about learning. Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, featured apps that promote essential 21st century learning skills – creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and apps that fuel creativity.
This webinar focused on eContent. Presenter, Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, held this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, in which participants learned about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging”, spending models, and content availability.
Are you a fan of the Big6 and Super3 and looking for interesting ways to incorporate these problem-solving strategies into your teaching? You can use team teaching with the Big6 and Super3 in your classroom or library media center.
Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, shared her insight as to how librarians can be driving forces in their schools to strengthen communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and curiosity. While schools are aggressively slashing budgets to make ends meet, many districts still feel compelled to spend on professional development programming and accreditation review.
In the edWeb.net Emerging Tech community’s webinar this month, presenter, Michelle Luhtala, educated participants on the benefits of using Google Applications in the classroom. Schools across the country pledge to teach 21st century skills, but building a culture of collaborators can prove difficult. Luckily, Google Apps for education provides tools to transform an insular learning community into a collaborative one.