Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 4

Sep 4, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Tuesday, Sep 4 (10-11 am)
Building a Successful Grants Program 101 for Nonprofits (Elevate)
Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly. There will also be time for Q&A.

Tuesday, Sep 4 (5-6 pm)
Exploring AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2018 (American Association of School Librarians)
Come and hear from the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee incoming and outgoing chairs as they highlight and explore the newly named 2018 Best Websites. These recognized sites all align with the new AASL Standards Shared Foundations. Make sure to attend this popular webinar event to learn more and explore the latest winning websites in the fields of librarianship, education, and instruction, so you can use them yourself, and share them with teachers and students.

Wednesday, Sep 5 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: The Great American Read (Nebraska Library Commission)
The Great American Read is the new PBS eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign to discover America’s favorite novel. Everyone can vote for their favorite from a list of 100 novels chosen in a national survey. Martha Florence, from NET Television, and Katie Murtha, from Lincoln City Libraries, will join us to share resources and activities that you can use in your library to help your community participate in the program.

Wednesday, Sep 5 (10-11 am)
Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)
Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 1, we’ll play with various ways to discover and find great podcasts for kids; we’ll share ways to access, search, and play kids podcasts and we’ll also share where to find podcast recommendations/reviews for high-quality audio.

Wednesday, Sep 5 (11-12 pm)
10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (Charity How To)
In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

Wednesday, Sep 5 (11-12 pm)
How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how to administer naloxone, and discuss where you can acquire this life-saving drug.

Wednesday, Sep 5 (12-1 pm)
Sparking Student Questions: Engaging All Students in Critical Thinking (Education Week)
Join this webinar to learn four questioning protocols guaranteed to boost student questioning. These protocols support students as they learn to develop high-quality questions that promote critical thinking and connect to students’ interests. They can be used at any grade level or in any content area.

Wednesday, Sep 5 (4-5 pm)
In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit (Follett)
In case you were unable to attend the June Future Ready Librarians Summit in Chicago, it’s not too late to gain new skills and get inspired for the new school year. Join library leaders Shannon McClintock Miller, Elissa Malespina and Traci Chun—who all played key roles in the Summit—as they share lessons learned and new strategies and tools discovered during this action-packed, full-day event.

Thursday, Sep 6 (11-12 pm)
Five Things You Need to Know about Harassment Investigations (Charity Village)
What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. Our free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements. Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live session, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day.

Thursday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)
Free Tools To Create High Performing Nonprofit Content In Minutes (Nonprofit Marketing Academy)
In our next leadership webinar, we will show you how to expose the content marketing strategies of successful nonprofits. Then we will demonstrate what free technology is available to help you manage and create high performing content.

Thursday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)
Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)
Join us to learn about STEM and “making” in libraries featuring the Make Do Share curriculum that has been tried and tested in a rural library system in Washington State. Make Do Share was made by libraries for libraries and includes helpful tips to build your confidence while supporting 21st century learners. We will explore ways to incorporate STEM skills into existing programs and how to become a non-expert leader in your community’s STEM learning ecology.

Thursday, Sep 6 (1-2 pm)
Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)
Crouch and Associates will teach, whether in a profit-based or mission-based setting, the art of workplace bliss by a licensed developmental psychologist. Most organizations spend way too much time and resources focusing on the outcome — the money (either from donors or through revenue). But if you take care of the culture (and we’d argue authentic leaders do it best), the net result is more  money. Most orgs have it backwards!

Thursday, Sep 6 (2-3 pm)
Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Levels Are a Teacher’s Tool, NOT a Child’s Label (Education Week)
Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together we untangle common misconceptions around text levels and explore practical tips for nurturing student agency and communicating progress.

Friday, Sep 7 (10-10:45 am)
School Library Resources at the Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library)
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, on an updated tour of the resources that are freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the state library has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more!


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Friday, Sep 7 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Radio Month, Episode 1: Foundations as a Tool for Collective Power (GrantSpace)


Gather new insights on how, in times of turbulence, foundations and nonprofits can leverage their work and their voices as a tool for collective power. Learn more about the types of results that are currently being achieved by organizations, and potential roles that philanthropy can take on going forward. (Part 1 of 4 webinars presented in September).


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