I received my monthly newsletter from LMC in a Flash (Library Media & Technology Specialists) which had among other things a list of upcoming webinars that may be of interest to our community. Here are the blurbs and the links:
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.
Presenter: 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.
Inquiry Circles: Collaborative Learning in Guided Inquiry
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4pm EST
Collaboration is an essential skill for college and workforce readiness. How are we engaging students to collaborate meaningfully through inquiry? Learn how important student collaboration is to deepen learning through inquiry, see a model for implementing Inquiry Circles, and explore strategies for assessing collaboration to improve your teaching and learning.
Presenter: Leslie Kuhlthau Maniotes, NBCT, MEd, PhD, is an international consultant focused on inquiry learning and curriculum design.
Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR and Mount Pleasant Elementary