Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 13



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 13 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, June 14 (6-7:30 am)
Citizen Science To Inspire Educators – The Importance Of Metadata And Open Data (SciStarter)
Social media and online platforms are used by citizen science projects to share information about their work, how to participate, and motivate citizens to join them but also as a research tool. CS Track is exploring how communication is done and what type of information is shared. In this workshop, we want to share our insights on this and also explain how this data can be used in other contexts such as formal education. Furthermore, we would like to know more about your experience with metadata, metadata standards, and your ideas on how this data can also be used for other purposes.

Tuesday, June 14 (12-1 pm)
Amazing Picture Books (Booklist)
The sun is finally gracing us with warmer weather and with the changing of the seasons comes new and amazing picture books! Join us for a free, one-hour webinar where we’ll hear from representatives from Phoenix International Publications, Owlkids, Creative Company, Second Story Press, Greystone Kids and Scribble Kids Books about their exciting and engaging upcoming picture books for summer and fall.

Tuesday, June 14 (1-2 pm)
Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room (WebJunction)
The Euphorigen Investigation is an escape room that immerses players in a world of manipulated media, social media bots, deepfakes and other forms of deception. Featuring both an online and in-person version to help patrons navigate misinformation, Euphorigen was designed by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington Information School in response to library staff requests for alternatives to traditional information literacy programs. In this webinar we’ll explore how the designers approach teaching about misinformation, learn how libraries are using the escape room with their patrons, and find out how to get started with the Euphorigen Investigation at your library.

Tuesday, June 14 (1-2 pm)
What Works in Education: Using the What Works Clearinghouse to Find High Quality Education Research (Federal Depository Library Program)
For more than a decade, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has been a central and trusted source of scientific evidence on education programs, products, practices, and policies. We review the research, determine which studies meet rigorous standards, and summarize the findings. We focus on high-quality research to answer the question “what works in education?”

Wednesday, June 15 (10-11 am)
How to Enhance Employee Engagement and Commitment (Harvard Business Review)
Resignations are at an all-time high and companies desperate to attract and retain employees are trying everything—from pay raises to trendy perks. But these interventions are falling short. According to Marcus Buckingham, bestselling author and leading thinker on workplace performance, the real problem is that companies have designed jobs to be stressful, meaningless, and unlovable. To attract and keep the best people, leaders need to design work that people love.

Wednesday, June 15 (11-11:45 am)
How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
In this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar, we will show you, step-by-step, how to create and implement a workable strategic plan for your nonprofit organization.

Wednesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)
Fun For All: Game-Based Programming Across the Generations (Niche Academy)
In this 60-minute webinar, based on the new book Librarian’s Guide to Games and Gamers, Michelle Goodridge and Matthew Rohweder provide tips and tactics to establish a variety of game-based programming in their libraries. Participants will leave having ideas for cross-generational and specific user group programming suggestions outside of the perceived core game user group because you’re never too old to have fun!

Wednesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for the volunteers and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

Wednesday, June 15 (12-1:30 pm)
Creating an Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Preschool Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)
Wondering how to create a more sustainable, Earth-friendly environment for young learners? In this webinar, environmental education expert, Dr. Patty Born Selly offers an approachable, efficient entry point for educators who wish to instill eco-friendly values and practices in their programs. Get tips on how to assess your current environment and practices, prioritize needs, and make realistic changes that will create healthier environments for children and the planet.

Thursday, June 15 (3-4 pm)
Empowering Students with Choice, Voice, and Engagement for Better Learning (Follett)
In this webinar, Arthur will share his step-by-step process for engaging and empowering students in this work, as well as strategies for effectively amplifying student voices. You’ll learn how Arthur pays it forward in a variety of ways, the types of projects they work on together, and the many videos they create and share on YouTube.

Thursday, June 16 (10-11 am)
Inclusion 101: Get the Basics on Accessibility & Beyond (Training Magazine Network)
With today’s politically charged climate and “the Great Resignation,” DEI is a big focus.  It is no longer a luxury or “nice to have” – it is a requirement. By creating a positive and inclusive environment, you can boost retention rates and productivity – and learning directly encompasses this. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by WCAG and Section 508 compliance, you may be surprised to learn that there are strategies and tools making it easier throughout the ID process. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, for inclusivity 101 and the accessibility basics.

Thursday, June 16 (10-11 am)
Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization’s special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)
Exploring Census Data: Construction (US Census Bureau)
Exploring Census Data webinar series on the Construction sector. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present data available from several economic and demographic sources. You will learn about the different types of data available in this sector to include construction spending, building permits, characteristics of new housing and the demographic aspect of the industry. The session highlights employment statistics from both business and demographic programs. Learn how to find key data and crucial information while discovering gems and resources connected to the statistics.

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)
Health Statistics on the Web (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this 1 hour webinar you will learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics resources through the use of examples.

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)
Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)
The clues are coming together. A top suspect has been identified. But—twist! Was the whole thing a dream? Join us for a free, one-hour webinar featuring upcoming mystery, thriller, and true crime titles from Dundurn Press, Oceanview Publishing, Severn House, and Soho Press that will leave your patrons guessing (and maybe double-check the locks on those doors). Register now!

Thursday, June 16 (1-2 pm)
Chartering Your First 100 Days (Blackbaud)
Join Pamela Grow, founder of Basics & More™ Fundraising, to learn how you can maximize the potential of your first hundred days on the job, create organizational change for the better, and instill other members of your organization with a sense of trust in you.

Thursday, June 16 (1-2 pm)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Institutional Repository and Federal Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
During this webinar, you will get an intimate look at NOAA’s Institutional Repository, why it was created, and what it holds. You will also learn more about the NOAA Central Library’s collections and how to search our repository, export citations, discover heritage publications, and work with us.

Thursday, June 16 (2-3 pm)
Unlock the Magic of Fairy Tales with TeachingBooks (TeachingBooks)
Discover thousands of resources for the fascinating and multifaceted world of fairy tales. Enchant your readers with retellings and multicultural tales that enhance your curriculum.

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