The Common Core State Standards open up exciting opportunities to focus on individual titles in the classroom. Hear about terrific new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across the curriculum in to this free, hour-long presentation sponsored by Crabtree Publishing, Holiday House, Gareth Stevens/Rosen, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.
Everywhere you turn today, you hear mumblings about the future of libraries. Most of these discussions revolve around our collections, the increasing availability of online information, and the rise of eBooks.
What about our buildings? Is there still a need for a physical space for libraries?
Join this session for a discussion about the future of the library as a public place, featuring ideas inspired by the Creative Spaces track of R-Squared.
As schools across the country move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, district officials face a major challenge: How do they make the new academic expectations understandable to parents? A number of national organizations, including the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association, have taken up that effort, publishing written materials and creating video and audio segments—in multiple languages—designed to explain the standards to parents, in clear, jargon-free terms.
Our webinar guests will talk about those efforts, describe common challenges that districts face in discussing the common core with parents, and explain how school systems can address parents’ fears and misgivings about the standards.
Denise Walston, director of mathematics, Council of the Great City Schools, Wash.
Gina Kilday, K-6 mathematics coach, Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, R.I.
Sean Cavanagh, assistant editor, Education Week
Virtual meetings pose some unique challenges (and benefits) for getting work done across time and distance. In this session we look at the ways you can use structure to create naturally more effective and engaging virtual meetings. Like previous sessions in the “Naked Meetings” series, we will share stories, along with tips and tools for you to put to use. Our suggestions can be used with any form of virtual meeting technology.
- Recognize (unseen) structural challenges of virtual meetings
- Identify ways to structure effective virtual meetings
- Learn tips and tools for designing and conducting better virtual meetings
Lois Lowry’s breakthrough dystopian novel, The Giver has been read by millions of people around the world. It left many with lingering questions: What happened to Jonas and Gabriel? Is a perfect society possible? What does it mean to live a complete life? With Son, Lowry continues to wrestle with the idea of human freedom while completing the story of Jonas and the baby he rescued.
Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet—The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal winner), Gathering Blue, and Messenger—into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom and the bonds of love. Thrust again into the chilling world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire.
Join Lois Lowry to hear her speak about Son, the other books of The Giver Quartet, and to have a chance to ask her your questions live!
NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to public and health sciences librarians. To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2 and Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone. For more information contact Jim Honour firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-766-6537.
Nancy Drew & Friends;Or, the Case of the Neglected Books:The History (& Importance) of Youth Series Books
With the proliferation of series books for children and young adults today it might come as a surprise to many librarians that for many years series books occupied a dark corner of librarianship--the books were deemed unacceptable forms of reading material and were often ignored for purchase despite their popularity with young readers. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the history of series books as a format and then learn specifically why these books are not only important to the history of youth literature but to American history and pop culture as well. Speaker: Lindsey Tomsu, Teen Coordinator, La Vista Public Library.
Some apps don't fit the usual text-based or image-based mold. Jen will be prepared to demonstrate:
- FCS Lite
- PIcs Aloud
- iPicto Lite
Join us for a tour of some old-time favorite and new tools useful for getting things done, from managing tasks to curating useful resources to planning travel. Content focuses on social media and other online tools.
Jane Bozarth is North Carolina's self-appointed "E-Learning Goddess". While her specialty is in finding ways to cut the high costs of e-learning, Jane is also a popular classroom instructor and motivational speaker. Dr. Bozarth enjoys business writing and author of E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning with PowerPoint, From Analysis to Evaluation: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers, and Social Media for Trainers
The human brain is wired to respond to images. Scientific studies of the brain are providing powerful insights for designing and delivering presentations that grab the attention of the learner. Once you understand the key concepts of strong visual communication, you can get unstuck from the stale text-and-bullet format of presentation. You don’t need to be a designer to learn some simple tips and tricks that will punch up your presentations and wake up your audience.
Presented by: Betha Gutsche, program manager, WebJunction OCLC, and visual communications advocate.