Using Emerging Technology To Improve Your Library Webinednesdays
2011-2012 Program (subject to revision)
Commons: Core, Creative, Learning and Other Common Threads in Education
Please join our Using Emerging Technology to Improve Your Library professional learning community at edWeb.net. The free webinars, hosted by Michelle Luhtala, are just the beginning! The first season’s recordings are available for online streaming. Certificates of participation will be sent to live and asynchronous participants. This series is sponsored by Follett Software Company.
July 13, 2011 11AM EDT – Session 13
Video Instruction: Using Video To Increase Instructional Availability
Wish you had more hours in the day? Tired of teaching the same thing over and over again? Wish you could be in more than one place at a time? You can! In this session, we will explore tools for video content creation, how, when and where to incorporate video instruction, and the advantages of complementing your program with streamable lessons.
August 17, 2011 11AM EDT – Session 14
How To Enlist (And Keep) Volunteers: Students And Parents, And Out Of The Box Ideas For "Stretched" Librarians
Establishing a successful volunteer program requires planning and structure. In this session we will learn how improve library services by systemizing volunteer recruitment and training, and organizing resources and schedules.
September 14, 2011 4PM EDT – Session 15
Filtering & Aups: Banned Sites Week
We’ve been talking about this event for months. The time to celebrate our freedom to learn is now. This session is the Banned Sites Week tool kit. We will reveal our national filter and access survey results, feature innovative lessons using commonly blocked resources, offer justification for lifting bans, showcase sensible policies, and provide resources to help librarians celebrate Banned Sites Week.
October 12, 2011 4PM EDT – Session 16
Learning Models & Keeping Up With The Standards
What are the commonalities and distinctions between Common Core, ISTE/NETS, 4L4 & P21. Where does Big6 fit in? How can we develop instructional programs with all of these directives? If we had to narrow the standards field down to a half dozen, which would we choose? And how do we decide which instructional models to follow? What’s the difference between linear and cyclical learning models? In this session, we will define, and describe initiatives and assess their strengths.
November 9, 2011 4PM EST – Session 17
Digital Citizenship Part I: Ethics, Creative Commons, And Intellectual Property
How do you teach digital citizenship to a generation raised, in many cases, on illegally shared music and video files? In this session, we will review basic copyright law, unpack licensing and labeling lexicon, explore sites that offer shareable resources, feature instructional resources, and examine downloading and editing tools.
December 14, 2011 4PM EST – Session 18
Digital Citizenship Part Ii: Manners, Privacy & Security
How do you teach digital citizenship to a generation raised, in many cases, with multiple digital identities? In this session, we will review privacy rights, and examine instructional tools and strategies for teaching students to be respectful, and security conscious contributors to online communities.
January 11, 2012 4PM EST – Session 19
Learning Commons: The Relationship Between Learning Environments And Instructional Programs
What if you could build your dream library? What would it look like? How can environment influence 21st century learning? What arrangement is the most conducive to student achievement? Can this be generalized? In this session, we will explore the work of David Loertscher, Carol Koechlin and Learning Commons advocates.
February 15, 2012 4PM EST – Session 20
Global Collaboration: It's A Flat World! How Can We Capitalize On Technology To Connect?
Skype, meeting software, social media platforms should make connecting easy, right? Think again! Obstacles include buggy software, bandwidth, filters, social reticence (shyness), and time zones. In spite of all that, some educators are getting their students connected. In this session we will look at successful instructional cross regional collaborations, how they were organized and how they can be replicated.
March 7, 2012 4PM EST - Session 21 (time change is likely)
Pd 2.0: How To Make Online Professional Development Work
Pending conference proposal acceptance:
In March 2010, Lisa Schmucki and Michelle Luhtala met at CoSN in Washington, DC. In March 2011 they co-presented a workshop on online professional development, featuring edWeb.net, with Cathy Swan and Dr. Gayle Bogel at CoSN in New Orleans. In 2012, they propose to bring the instructional and administrative communities together for a hybrid online/face-to-face webinar about online professional development.
Webinar focus, regardless of location:
We have the technology and resources to develop our own personalized and differentiated professional growth programs, in most cases free of charge and off the school clock. What can we do to incorporate these learning opportunities into our teacher evaluation and professional growth programs? What opportunities and challenges do these learning opportunities present?
April 11, 2012 4PM EDT – Session 22
Econtent Delivery (Revisited): Ebooks, Ecollection, Digital Resources, & Etextbooks
In April 2011, almost 200 participants joined the edWeb.net Emerging Tech eBook webinar. That session highlighted the diverging interests of publishers, vendors, authors, librarians and educators to deliver eContent. The presentation raised more questions than it answered. A year later, we will revisit those questions and assess progress in meeting stakeholder needs.
May 9, 2012 4PM EDT – Session 23
Mobile Learning: There’s An App For That!
Devices are changing. Is instruction? This session will feature resources for mobile learning and demonstrate how they are impacting learning for students. We will assess the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, particularly as measured against one-to-one initiatives.
June 13, 2012 4PM EDT– Session 24
Elearning: Hybrary, Blended, & Totally Digital Libraries
Is face-to-face as relevant as ever? The New York City Public Library delivers online services to students without school libraries. This kind of news sends school librarians into panic mode. Is this a viable option for students? Do we accept it as “better than nothing”? Regardless of how we feel about it, what can we learn about service delivery from these programs? How can this model help us improve our own?