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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.

  • 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.
  • From Expel to Excel: Positive Alternatives to Expelling At-Risk Preschool Boys
    August 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Boys are expelled from preschool programs 4.5 times more often than girls. African American boys are twice as likely to be expelled as white and Latino children. Preschoolers are expelled three times as often as K-12 students. These are disturbing statistics, but early childhood educators can reduce expulsions by redirecting the aggressive behavior, tantrums and noncompliance that often lead to expulsion and classroom disruption. In this edWebinar, Ruth Hanford Morhard, author of Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings, will share positive alternatives to expelling preschool boys that will help these children perform better in school and in relationships. While the primary focus will be on boys, the strategies will be useful for working with all children.
  • Britannica Basics K-12 NOVELNY
    September 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Join us for this interactive session to learn new ways to do research projects with students using Britannica resources. Get ideas for integrating technology and digital skills into your library and classrooms! Attendees will learn about special features, including:
    • Creating a user account to collect, organize, and share favorite content
    • Classroom curriculum resources (American History, World Studies, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and all levels of Language Arts and Math)
    • Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature
    • Creating standards-aligned lesson plans with the lesson-plan builder
  • 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 for Public Libraries for All Ages - NOVELNY
    September 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Join us to learn ways to help both children and adults find answers to their questions and get started on projects, using the new Britannica School and Britannica Academic. Bring your questions and our Expert Britannica Trainer will be glad to answer them during this live presentation.
  • Britannica Academic - NOVELNY
    October 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Join us to learn new ways to get students started on their projects using Britannica Academic. During this 1-hour training webinar, participants will have their questions answered and learn about Britannica Online's special features, including:
    - Updated interface for easier searching.
    - Research tools to compare countries using demographic and economic statistics, including built-in graphing and charting tools.
    - The 'My Research' storage tool
    - and much more!
  • 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.
  • Read Like a Detective, Write Like a Reporter. Cultivate Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. - NOVELNY
    October 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    “Oh, yeah? Prove it!” You normally hear children saying that on playgrounds and in backyards. Now, students are hearing that in their classrooms as teachers focus on revised standards. New standards emphasize the importance of evidence-based reading and writing for grades K-12. Join us for this session to learn about these shifts in student expectations and discover strategies to promote the use of evidence in research.
  • Public Library Children - Britannica School - NOVELNY
    November 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Explore Britannica School through the eyes of your youngest patrons. Share in the wonderment as we explore the world around us through interactive games, maps, and unique features. Learn how children can explore new people, places, and things with Britannica’s thousands of images, videos, text, and other interactive tools. Find new ways to engage children in the library and at home. Attendees will learn about the following:
    - Learning Zone for PreK-2nd grade students.
    - ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content.
    - Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.
    -Ideas to promote Britannica School and NOVELNY in your community.
  • Discover STEM Resources - NOVELNY
    November 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Schools are taking a new look at their resources for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This session will take you on a journey to find STEM resources.
    Learn about the STEM initiative and how Britannica can support you to:
    • Motivate students to learn deeply and think critically
    • Emphasize real-world applications of key concepts
    • Build problem-solving, logical-reasoning, research, and inquiry skills
    • Encourage collaboration, writing, and discussion to prepare students for college and future careers
  • 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 for Teens - Public Libraries - NOVELNY
    December 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Bring research and non-fiction reading to life for your young adult and teen patrons. In this hands-on session learn about how to use Britannica School to ignite inquiry and promote self-directed learning. We’ll explore ideas and strategies to uncover content, engage reluctant readers, and provide support to ALL users. Attendees will learn about the following:
    - ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content.
    - Classroom curriculum resources for American History, World Studies, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and all levels of Language Arts and Math.
    - Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.
    -Ideas to promote Britannica School and NOVELNY in your community.
  • 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.
  • Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Explore Past Events with Firsthand Accounts - NOVELNY
    December 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM
    Bring research and non-fiction reading to life for your young adult and teen patrons. In this hands-on session learn about how to use Britannica School to ignite inquiry and promote self-directed learning. We’ll explore ideas and strategies to uncover content, engage reluctant readers, and provide support to ALL users. Attendees will learn about the following:
    - ‘My Britannica’ to collect, organize, and share favorite content.
    - Classroom curriculum resources for American History, World Studies, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and all levels of Language Arts and Math.
    - Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.
    -Ideas to promote Britannica School and NOVELNY in your community.
  • 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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