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Check back periodically as various webinars will be posted to this page.  If you are unable to view the webinar at the scheduled time, please sign up as you will receive the link to the archived event so you may view it at your own leisure.

  • Job Search Support with your NOVELNY Gale Resources
    May 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM
    Job searches can be an intimidating prospect in an already intimidating process. In this session we’ll share ideas for using your NOVELNY Gale resources to help job seekers research companies, industries, and interviewing and resume skills. Join us to pick up some new ways to assist your job and career seekers!
  • Microsoft Integration and Your Gale Resources
    May 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Join us in this webinar to learn more about how to take advantage of the Microsoft integration in your Gale resources! We will be discovering how to export content to Microsoft OneDrive in a variety of ways and different ways to make use of the new tool. Gale is excited to offer this new integration with Microsoft OneDrive!
  • Design for Learning: Instructional Design
    May 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Dr. Marilyn Arnone, lead developer for the Foundation Module, will lead program alumni in a discussion about the instructional design practices they have incorporated into their own online teaching as a result of their experience with this module. She will also present the new and improved version of the module, launching on WebJunction.org in May.
  • New! Britannica LaunchPacks
    May 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Jump Start Learning with These Ready-To-Use, Expertly Compiled Social Studies Resources! Save planning time; make students’ research more productive; and engage your students with these ready-to-use content sets curated and compiled to match your PreK-12 social studies curriculum. One convenient interface streamlines searching among approximately 1,600 current, trustworthy, and relevant LaunchPacks, covering world history; U.S. history; geography; civics; economics; and biographies.
  • Design for Learning: Diversity
    May 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Dr. Loriene Roy, lead developer for the Diversity Module, will lead program alumni in a discussion about the practices they have incorporated into their own online teaching as a result of their experience with this module. She will also present the new and improved version of the module, launching on WebJunction.org in May.
  • Britannica Image Quest - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    May 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    Close to three million rights-cleared images. Fifty-nine collections. Endless uses. That’s what ImageQuest has to offer. Britannica’s Professional Trainers offer expert recommendations and guidance so that you too will understand why School Library Journal says, “No library should be without this database.”
  • Britannica Spotlight - Avoid the Summer Slide
    May 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Summer is right around the corner, and teachers and students alike are ready for a much deserved break. During this time off, students sometimes experience the “summer slide,” or the lack of classroom time might result in an “achievement gap.” Research shows that reading is the best way to avoid student learning loss. Join us to learn about engaging strategies and activities that encourage students to read, while reinforcing and strengthening key concepts and skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    May 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Design for Learning: Community
    May 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Arden Kirkland, lead developer for the Community Module and Project Coordinator for the D4L program, will lead program alumni in a discussion about the practices they have incorporated into their own online teaching as a result of their experience with this module. She will also present the new and improved version of the module, launching on WebJunction.org this summer, and will share information about the D4L program as a whole, including the relationships formed among alumni as they keep in touch through a continuing community of practice.
  • Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer
    May 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM
    As we release our K-12ers for the summer, are we adequately psyching Generation App up for…wait for it…READING? Oh sure, there’s a list. You know the list, right? The summer reading list? Is this really the most effective way to promote independent reading for Generation Next? Is it the most effective way to improve reading skills? Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this session, facilitators will highlight strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading. This webinar will benefit librarians.
  • Design for Learning: Content Creation & Course Management
    June 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Lori Bell, lead developer for the Content Creation Module, and Samantha Settimio, lead developer for the Course Management Module, will lead program alumni in a discussion about the practices they have incorporated into their own online teaching as a result of their experience with this module. They will also present the new and improved versions of their modules, launching on WebJunction.org this summer.
  • New! Britannica LaunchPacks
    June 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Jump Start Learning with These Ready-To-Use, Expertly Compiled Social Studies Resources! Save planning time; make students’ research more productive; and engage your students with these ready-to-use content sets curated and compiled to match your PreK-12 social studies curriculum. One convenient interface streamlines searching among approximately 1,600 current, trustworthy, and relevant LaunchPacks, covering world history; U.S. history; geography; civics; economics; and biographies.
  • Britannica Spotlight - Avoid the Summer Slide
    June 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Summer is right around the corner, and teachers and students alike are ready for a much deserved break. During this time off, students sometimes experience the “summer slide,” or the lack of classroom time might result in an “achievement gap.” Research shows that reading is the best way to avoid student learning loss. Join us to learn about engaging strategies and activities that encourage students to read, while reinforcing and strengthening key concepts and skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Britannica Image Quest - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    June 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    Close to three million rights-cleared images. Fifty-nine collections. Endless uses. That’s what ImageQuest has to offer. Britannica’s Professional Trainers offer expert recommendations and guidance so that you too will understand why School Library Journal says, “No library should be without this database.”
  • Virtual Library Program Development
    June 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM
    This webinar will align learning goals with the tools used to reach them. Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, we will focus on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them. This webinar is a follow-up on Emerging Tech’s webinar, “Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing.”
  • New! Britannica LaunchPacks
    July 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Jump Start Learning with These Ready-To-Use, Expertly Compiled Social Studies Resources! Save planning time; make students’ research more productive; and engage your students with these ready-to-use content sets curated and compiled to match your PreK-12 social studies curriculum. One convenient interface streamlines searching among approximately 1,600 current, trustworthy, and relevant LaunchPacks, covering world history; U.S. history; geography; civics; economics; and biographies.
  • Britannica Image Quest - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    July 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    Close to three million rights-cleared images. Fifty-nine collections. Endless uses. That’s what ImageQuest has to offer. Britannica’s Professional Trainers offer expert recommendations and guidance so that you too will understand why School Library Journal says, “No library should be without this database.”
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    July 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Britannica Spotlight - Avoid the Summer Slide
    July 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Summer is right around the corner, and teachers and students alike are ready for a much deserved break. During this time off, students sometimes experience the “summer slide,” or the lack of classroom time might result in an “achievement gap.” Research shows that reading is the best way to avoid student learning loss. Join us to learn about engaging strategies and activities that encourage students to read, while reinforcing and strengthening key concepts and skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    August 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    September 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    October 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    November 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Britannica School - Maximize Usage Among Educators and Students
    December 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    When you have access to Britannica School, it’s effortless to find ways to use it every day. Teachers can support the curriculum across every subject. Librarians can be confident that the content is thorough, up-to-date, and safe. And students will turn to it first because it’s easy-to-use and saves time. Subscribers are invited to participate in our one-hour online training sessions scheduled throughout the school year. Discover new features and explore the variety of ways to use Britannica School to help students succeed.
  • Powerful Partnerships: Libraries, Technology, and the Common Core
    In collaboration AASL and Achieve published a new action brief linking libraries and librarians to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian is available for download on the AASL and Achieve websites. Join AASL in an idea swap led by the AASL volunteers who worked on the action brief with Achieve. Use this exchange to propel the school library program into the center of teaching and learning in the era of CCSS. Learn how to recreate the idea swap activity with your own school teaching teams. Prior to viewing the webinar, be sure to download the action brief. Presenters: Kathryn Lewis and David Loertscher
  • TeachingBooks.Net Webinars
    Invite teachers, librarians, faculty, and others to become masters of the TeachingBooks.net digital resources.
  • Booklist Webinars Archive Page
    The following link will take you to a list of archived webinars, hosted by Booklist.
  • Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws Webinar
    Bob Freeman, Executive Director of the NYS Committee on Open Government, provides an overview of the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws and responds to questions. Mr. Freeman has been with the Committee on Open Government since its creation in 1974. He has addressed numerous government, public interest and professional organizations, as well as students of law, journalism, public administration and information science and policy.
  • School Library Journal’s FREE, on-demand webcast series on how the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are impacting your library, school and students.
    In these 6 one-hour, on-demand webcasts, library, literacy, and education experts from across the country explore how to effectively implement this nationwide initiative. You will emerge better able to navigate the Core’s challenges, to make the most of the opportunities it brings, and to be a leader in your library, school and community.
  • PreK-3 Digital Learning  
      
    PreK-3 Digital Learning is a free professional learning community (PLC) that hosts webinars and wide-ranging discussions on digital learning in the PreK-3 grades. This community will help you stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues.
  • Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program  
      
    Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs.
  • Leadership 3.0: Essential Skills for Innovative Principals  
      
    Leadership 3.0 is a professional learning community that will help school principals use Web 2.0 tools be innovative leaders, help teachers grow professionally, improve student learning, and improve communications with all stakeholders.
  • Developing 21st Century Skills in Next Generation Entrepreneurs
    Recent cognitive science highlights skills that are key supports to entrepreneurial behavior. Developing 21st Century Skills in Next Generation Entrepreneurs is a free professional learning community that will provide educators with a research base and strategies for developing 21st Century skills essential for next-generation entrepreneurship.
  • Game-Based Learning
    Game-Based Learning is a free professional learning community (PLC) that provides educators, game developers, researchers, and industry executives with a place to learn, ask questions, discuss topics, and share information about games and learning. The community hosts free webinars and live chats with leaders in the field that are highly engaging and interactive. Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world.
  • College and Career Readiness
    College and Career Readiness is a professional learning community where educators can develop a better understanding of the Common Core State Standards and how to implement them in their schools and classrooms his is an online collaborative community where educators can receive and share information on how the Common Core State Standards help to prepare students for college and careers. Our series of free webinars, live chats, and online discussions will be presented by Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the non-profit Center for College and Career Readiness.
 

New York State Library Announces Free Access to WebJunction Courses for All Library Workers and Volunteers

State Librarian Bernard A. Margolis announced today that the State Library has arranged with OCLC to provide free access to WebJunction’s self-paced courses for all library workers, volunteers and students in New York State.  The State Library has designated WebJunction as an approved provider of professional development required to maintain active New York State public librarian certification.  The free access is open now at learn.webjunction.org.

WebJunction continues to grow its learning content, programs, and resources on topics of high interest. Here is a list of what library staff can find on the site and throughout the year:

 ·         A catalog of free self-paced courses and curated webinar archives have been developed in collaboration with LibraryU, Infopeople, and other content providers. Seven new courses developed specifically for library workers have already been added to the catalog this fall. To access this content, simply create your free account at learn.webjunction.org.

·         Certificates of completion will be provided for courses finished or webinar archive viewed through the WebJunction catalog.

·         WebJunction hosts more than 20 live webinar sessions throughout the year--free online events that allow library workers from around the country and the globe to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners. Attendees are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance.

·         Dozens of new articles on hot library topics written by WebJunction staff and library practitioners are published on a regular basis and highlighted on the WebJunction.org homepage.

·         Crossroads e-newsletter is broadcast each month, to announce upcoming learning opportunities and provide updates on what is happening in the library world. Make sure you and your colleagues are subscribed!

A NEW ONLINE COURSE “ Serving Library Users on the Autism Spectrum” is NOW available through WebJunction!

Whether you knew it at the time or not, you have likely interacted with or assisted a library user with autism, as it is the fastest growing disability. This course, designed by experts in both the library and autism fields, is a series of four independent, self-paced instructional modules that are intended for librarians and library staff to learn how to better serve their users on the autism spectrum.  To participate in the online course, please click here.


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