Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 25 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, Oct 26 (1-2 pm)
Free Online Tools to Increase Your Workflow & Productivity (Infopeople)
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This informative webinar will be filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve how you work.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (8-9 am)
Gameschooling: Using Board Games in the Classroom (Indiana State Library)
As a former neurobiologist who transitioned to teaching, I have experimented for the past seven years with the integration of board games as educational tools. Here I will discuss best practices for using board games effectively to teach content knowledge, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Topics covered will include gamer motivations, fun yet educational game mechanics, lesson plan structures, roles of educators in scaffolded learning, and common mistakes I have discovered in the “gameschooling” process.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (12-1 pm)
Even More Open: Inclusive Design in Open Educational Resources (Georgia Library Association)
Since the inception of Affordable Learning Georgia in 2014, accessibility has been a priority within the creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER). However, the world’s definitions of disability and accessibility have changed since then: open resources should meet a diverse range of learners where they are, with our design matching their interaction needs. Jeff Gallant, Program Director of Affordable Learning Georgia, will demonstrate new methods in inclusive design, from things you can do yourself within Microsoft Word to ALG’s new inclusive web-based platform for open textbooks, OpenALG.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (12-1:30 pm)
The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Children Birth Through Eight (Early Childhood Investigations)
Please join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to foster and support our children’s emotional well-being providing them with an emotional toolkit for life, starting at birth.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (1-2 pm)
How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research to maximize your engagement.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (3-4 pm)
The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library (Follett)
Join this webinar and discover how incorporating diverse stories and incentive-based learning during an era of DACA repeal, Asian discrimination, a Muslim ban, and the Black Lives Matter movement empowered students and created a culture of reading at one school. Cicely Lewis will share tools you can use to obtain community support and equip yourself and those around you to lead change in your schools. She will walk attendees through creative ways to diversify your reading list and open up to more diverse texts.
Wednesday, Oct 27 (5-6 pm)
AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.
Thursday, Oct 28 (11-12 pm)
How to Get Donor Visits and Navigate the Asking Process (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session focused on figuring out who you should talk to, getting the meeting, figuring out what to talk about, making the ask and following up afterward. Chad will walk you step by step through the process he has successfully used for years as he works to raise support for a nonprofit organization.
Thursday, Oct 28 (12-1 pm)
The Rise of the App: Integrating Rich Additional Content into Zoom, Webex, and MS Teams Sessions (InSync Training)
As many of the different platforms we use to deliver content virtually continue to evolve, a new trend has emerged: The App. The introduction of Applications within MS Teams and now Webex and Zoom is allowing us new ways of interacting with attendees without having to use external tools. In this session, InSync’s Richard Newton will explore what is available, what is to come and how this could be used to deliver more impactful transfer of knowledge.
Thursday, Oct 28 (12-1 pm)
Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.
Thursday, Oct 28 (12-1 pm)
The 3 Things to Make This Giving Tuesday Your Best Ever (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
In this workshop, we will discuss three ways to think about, plan, and execute GivingTuesday to maximize the value and impact of the day for your organization’s fundraising goals. We will explore a unique blend of ultra-powerful fundraising technologies, expert nonprofit marketing, and fundraising strategic advisors to guide clients through the fundraising process. We’ll help your team learn how to plan, craft, and execute smart, data-driven crowdfunding campaigns.