Our Professional Development Chair Gina Locurcio has put together a list of professional development webinars for the end of May through mid-June 2020
Wednesday, May 27 • 5PM EST
How Are the Children? What Parents and Caregivers Need to Cope With Home-based Learning (edWeb)
Sign up for the recording HERE!
Registration to attend the live presentation is now full but you can sign up to receive an email with the recording link.
In this edWebinar, we will discuss the challenges faced by parents as the nation moves to home-based schooling. We will explore the importance of developing and nurturing social and emotional learning at home in order to create a sense of safety and security as children and adults make dramatic changes to everyday living. Free resources will be made available throughout this edWebinar to help students, parents/caregivers, and educators keep the learning journey moving forward to the best of everyone’s abilities.
Thursday, May 28 • 3PM EST
Build Your Digital Summer Reading Program: Tips to Create Great Engagement and Avoid Learning Loss (edWeb)
This edWebinar will look at ways that teachers can customize digital summer reading programs for every student, measure their progress, and connect them to reading and to each other. We’ll look at best practices from around the country, explore the role of ebooks and how they are changing the definition of engagement, and highlight tech-based strategies teachers can use to foster genuine excitement for even the most reluctant readers.
Tuesday, June 2 • 2PM EST
Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)
Summer is the perfect time for starting a new project or finally getting to that DIY fix. Whether they’re lifelong gardeners, expert makers, or simply looking for a new hobby, your patrons will be delighted by the new crafts and gardening books highlighted in this free, hour-long webinar.
Wednesday, June 3 • 2PM EST
Supporting Learning from Home for Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities** (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, we will discuss how to support synchronous remote learning for students with autism and other developmental disabilities through evidenced-based practices. Participants will learn about strategies and tools to use during virtual instruction in order to teach language, academics, play, and social skills for preK through post-secondary students. We will also discuss ways to support families in navigating home routines with free visual supports and resources.
**Geared towards teachers but I think it would be beneficial for librarians as well
Thursday, June 4 • 2PM EST
Fall 2020 Book Buzz (SLJ)
Summer will be over before we know it! Join this powerhouse panel of publishing insiders for a lively conversation highlighting inspiring titles that are sure to become favorites.
Thursday, June 11 • 2PM EST
Strategies to Increase Adult Book Titles for Teens (YALSA)
Join recent Alex Awards Committee members in a discussion of adult books for teens! Find out why certain titles rise above the rest, and how that plays into a strong collection that is equitable, diverse and inclusive, as well as appealing.
Free for YALSA Members
Non-members: $29/each webinar or $59/annual webinar subscription
Thursday, June 11 • 3PM EST
Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (WebJunction)
With the economy staggering, unemployment soaring to unprecedented heights, and families reeling from weeks of confinement and uncertainty, people are turning to their libraries for help. Many of the issues people are struggling with involve civil legal information; questions related to unemployment, debt/money issues, foreclosures and evictions, or family stressors are all on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, two law librarians highlight the most common civil legal issues they are seeing, provide guidance on key ways for public libraries to respond to civil legal needs, and discuss best practices for online reference services.
Tuesday, June 16 • 2PM EST
Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)
This comprehensive introduction to virtual storytimes will include book selection and copyright, technology and social media tools, strategies for accessibility and inclusion, early literacy activities, and ideas for promotion. Learn lessons on how to create a dynamic and engaging online presence and building a rapport with your virtual audience.
Innovation in Uncertainty: How librarians step up, support students, and find solutions (Junior Library Guild)
In light of COVID-19 concerns, lockdowns and school closures, it can be hard to know how to move forward. With the innovation and commitment you’re known for, you and all librarians have stepped up with incredible solutions to help others in this unprecedented time. Join us as JLG’s resident librarian, Angela Christianson, sits down with librarians Suzanna Panter (NBCT, M.Ed, Program Manager), Maria Petropulos (District Library Media Coordinator), Emmanuel Faulkner (Educational Specialist II), and Rachel Altobelli (Director of Library Services and Instructional Materials) to chat about their challenges and solutions during the closures to their plans for when things resume
Recording to be posted HERE!