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Upcoming Webinars

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.
Register here

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.
Register here

Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR and Mount Pleasant Elementary


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Upcoming Webinar on the latest Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga

mangaI don’t know about you but at my school there is a serious interest in Manga and Comic Books.  Looking forward to hearing about the latest and greatest books that will be hitting the Spring season.  Register for this ALA webinar which will take place on March 3rd.

Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR

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Free PD: Bookmark this one!


I recently discovered, a free online community dedicated to all things educational, and this includes school libraries. It provides an opportunity to share resources and network, and offers professional development webinars which are archived for our convenience.

Once you complete the free registration and your profile, you select the communities you are interested in. These communities cover topics as varied as exploring K-12 eBooks, game-based learning, digital literacy, library advocacy and technology in libraries, and this is just the tip of the iceberg! Check out their calendar of upcoming events.


What urged me to write today is a webinar slated for October 15 (remember, you can always watch the archived webinar later). This webinar, Pitching the Library: how to explain what school librarians do, is offered by the Emerging Tech community.


Added bonus: When you attend the webinar live, edWeb will also send you a Continuing Education (CE) certificate. This can be used for credit for people registered in The Partnership’s CEC program.


Suzanne Nesbitt, LBPSB Educational Services