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Professional Development

The Wyoming State Library compiles a list of free, online, continuing education events (including live webinars and virtual conferences) for all Wyoming libraries to use for professional development. 

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Penguin Random House Winter Book & Author Festival 2023 (Library Journal)

December 7 (8 am-3 pm)
Join Penguin Random House, Library Journal, and School Library Journal for our Winter 2023 virtual book and author festival, a free day-long event celebrating reading, authors, and librarians everywhere! Enjoy a day packed with author panels and interviews, book buzzes, virtual shelf browsing, and adding to your TBR pile. You’ll hear from many of your favorite authors, whose work runs the gamut from Picture Books to Young Adult titles to the best new Fiction and Nonfiction for adults. There is something of interest for every reader. 

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Leader Talk: Create Impactful Learning Experiences (Training Industry)

December 7 (9-11:45 am) 
Employees want to learn new skills, but they also want training to be engaging. With an increasing demand for learning in today’s fast-paced world of work, learning leaders must ensure that training meets modern learners’ expectations and builds learner engagement and retention. To do this, learning leaders must understand how to create memorable learning experiences. During this Training Industry Leader Talk, you will gain key insights on how to create impactful learning experiences that foster learner engagement and increase learning outcomes. 

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CSL in Session: Supporting Students with Invisible Disabilities in the Library Classroom

Colorado State Library
In this session, the presenter will give a brief overview of invisible disabilities, neurodivergence, and ableism, then discuss ways to support disabled students in library classrooms. They’ll frame discussion from the perspective of the social model of disability (which argues that disability is the product of a society that is not set up to be inclusive) and will explore some of the ideas offered by Universal Design for Learning (UDL,) a well-established method of providing access to disabled students in educational settings. 

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The Future ELA Classroom Is Here: Using Generative AI to Improve Writing Practice, Feedback, and Revision

With an intentional approach, AI can help students achieve more writing practice and growth this year. In this edWebinar, Dr. Troy Hicks and Andrew Schoenborn provide strategies for using generative AI tools that can increase your impact as a teacher and be integrated into instructional moves. 

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Parallel Primary Sources for Enhancing STEM Experiences

Library of Congress
Success in STEM fields requires flexibility and problem-solving. This interactive session will focus on strategies to help students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We’ll demonstrate a number of related strategies and provide materials and time for participants to reflect on how they may be used in their STEM classes. 

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