January 2020 School Library CE Events

Note: The following events have been labeled as Professional Development (PD), Library Information (LI), Classroom Connection (CC), or Technology-Related (TR).

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January Calendar

Jan 10: (1-2 pm) Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute) PD

Jan 13:  (4-5 pm) Leading Digital Learning: Successful Strategies for 1:1 Implementations TR

Jan 14: (1-2 pm) Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist) LI

Jan 14:  (1-2 pm) The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining) PD

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Jan 15: (1-2 pm) Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist) LI

Jan 15: (2-3 pm) A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal) LI

Jan. 16: (1-2:30 pm) Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations) CC/LI

Jan 16: (2:30-3:30 pm) Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools) CC/LI

Jan 16: (3-4 pm) Building Lasting Relationships with Students One Book at a Time CC/LI

Jan 16: (4-5 pm) Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection) LI/CC

Jan 21: (1-2 pm) How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop) PD

Jan 21: (2-3 pm) Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net) CC/LI

Jan 21: (4-5 pm) Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net) TR

Jan 22: (10-11 am) Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission) TR

Jan 22: (11-12 am) That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) PD

Jan. 22 (2-3 pm) What is Structured Literacy and Why Does It Matter? Breaking Down the Buzz (edWeb.net) CC/LI

Jan 22: (4-5 pm) Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net) LI

Jan 23: (1-2 pm) Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop) TR

Jan 23: (3-4 pm) Trauma-Skilled Literacy: What’s the Connection? (edWeb.net) CC/LI

Jan. 28: (2-3 pm) Make Every Read-Aloud Experience Intentional and Instructional (edWeb.net) LI/CC

Jan 30: (2-3 pm) Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) CC/LI

Webinar Description

  • Friday, Jan 10 (1-2 pm) PD

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

  • Monday, Jan 13 (4-5 pm) TR

Leading Digital Learning: Successful Strategies for 1:1 Implementations (edWeb.net)

If your school is considering 1:1 devices or has already implemented this technology, but did so without a vision, this webinar will explain why planning is key to success. The presenters will share what it takes to successfully deploy, implement, and sustain a commitment to digital learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Tuesday, Jan 14 (1-2 pm) LI

Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Join Booklist for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. This webinar features conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame).

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

  • Tuesday, Jan 14 (1-2 pm) PD

The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

Nearly everyone wants to make some kind of change in their life whether its losing weight, overcoming anxiety and depression, increasing their confidence, improving their relationships, or just managing their time better.  Yet nearly everyone struggles to make the important changes in their lives. Discover ways to successfully make important changes in your life in this webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

  • Wednesday, Jan 15 (1-2 pm) LI

Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

Kick off the new year with a plan to hit the ground running to promote your library and all that it offers. From advocacy to newsletters, social media to collection building, you’ll leave this webinar with actionable steps to keep your library and its value to the community top of mind all year long.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2rGAlV3

  • Wednesday, Jan 15 (2-3 pm) LI

A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring four 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event ahead of the award announcement at ALA Midwinter!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

  • Thursday, Jan 16 (1-2:30 pm) CC/LI

Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

It is no secret among seasoned early childhood teachers that children who thrive are those who are able to articulate their needs, have the ability to regulate their emotions, and can focus their attention on a task. Now, findings from new research studies are not only backing up that intuition, but they are providing teachers and child care staff with the new approaches and techniques to employ in their classrooms. This webinar will review those highlights.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

  • Thursday, Jan 16 (2:30-3:30 pm) CC/LI

Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Join Thomas C. Murray (Director of Innovation, Future Ready SchoolsⓇ)and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by: making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic; ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic; developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and being personal and authentic. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

  • Thursday, Jan 16 (3-4 pm) CC/LI

Building Lasting Relationships with Students One Book at a Time

This webinar is set to show how small group instruction in the early education setting is key to putting students on the pathway to successful independent reading and deep comprehension. This webinar will help educators understand their students, their strengths, and their challenges; differentiate instruction for the range of readers in a classroom; guide readers in various learning contexts; and inform instruction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Thursday, Jan 16 (4-5 pm) LI/CC

Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

What does it mean to bring human-centered design to student learning in the classroom and library? It starts with moving from assignments that ask students to “prove you understand” toward those that encourage them to “use this knowledge to make a difference.” Learn the steps to transform your research assignments into human-centered projects in both the library and the classroom with road-tested, easy-to-replicate exercises and web-based resources that will nurture your students’ empathy and strengthen their talents for collaboration, creativity, and inquiry.

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28 (2-3 pm) LI/CC

Make Every Read-Aloud Experience Intentional and Instructional (edWeb.net)

Establishing a routine of read-aloud experiences provides exposure to the best available texts presented by the most fluent reading voice in the classroom community. Hearing a well-written text in the voice of someone who is both thoroughly familiar with the text and has deep respect for the writing is a rare experience. This routine exposes students to a variety of genres, topics, authors, styles, voices, formats, and opinions, which allows them to sample each as they find new interests they may want to pursue independently. A routine read-aloud experience creates a cultural norm, an expectation that some text will be “heard” each day at a given time. Further entice your students to delve into texts independently by creating a browsing collection of related texts to extend what you are reading aloud. Read aloud to them with no other intention than to inspire them to delve into print independently.

This edWebinar will be of particular value to kindergarten through elementary school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Tuesday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm) PD

How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

Join GovLoop and NextGen to learn how to strengthen your public speaking skills and find your professional voice.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

  • Tuesday, Jan 21 (2-3 pm) CC/LI

Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Just for early childhood educators, this edWebinar is chock full of fun, just-right activities that build oral language and early reading and writing skills. Amy and Allison break down the hows and whys of early literacy into bite-size pieces to help busy teachers support our youngest learners’ individual development without pushing them too hard. Participants will leave with ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment; literacy activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning; strategies for building an effective home-school connection; and much more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Tuesday, Jan 21 (4-5 pm) TR

Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Within each school or district, it is important that students have equitable access to devices, high-speed internet, quality instruction, and meaningful learning opportunities. However, given their geography and context, rural schools and systems face unique challenges when addressing digital equity both inside and outside of school. As these presenters will explain, each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 (10-11 am) TR

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 (11-12 am) PD

That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

  • Wednesay, Jan 22 (3-4 pm) CC/LI

What is Structured Literacy and Why Does It Matter? Breaking Down the Buzz (edWeb.net)

With all of the media buzz around structured literacy and the science of reading, there is a lot of confusion, not only about what really constitutes a structured literacy program, but more importantly, why it matters. This edWebinar will give insights to the science of reading, components of structured literacy, and strategies for implementing a structured literacy program.

This webinar will be of benefit to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school district leaders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 (4-5 pm) LI

Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Thursday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm) TR

Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

  • Thursday, Jan 23 (3-4) CC/LI

Trauma-Skilled Literacy: What’s the Connection? (edWeb.net)

Participants will gain an understanding of trauma as a root cause of student challenges and how to support trauma-impacted students in strengthening their literacy skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

  • Thursday, Jan 30 (2-3 pm) CC/LI

Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Join the authors as they share practical literacy techniques for navigating strong all year long by laying a solid foundation with literacy components, finding creative ways to fend off the mid-year blahs, empowering ideas for ending the school year on a high note, and proven strategies for motivating students in literacy all summer long!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

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