Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

Sep 3, 2020

In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for September:

eLIBRARY (Wyoming State Library)
General reference database for middle school, high school, college and for educators. Includes curated research topic pages to get students started on their research.

Unmasking Misinformation (TEDx Talks)
To make sense of the information streaming to and at us through media and social-media, we need to be able to detect and identify misinformation, misleading information, and disinformation. This talk shares key tools and practices we can learn that can help us navigate what can seem like a minefield of misinformation, so we can better sift valuable information from what could be harmful.

Part 1: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary Institute)
Learn how school librarians working from home can still serve as instructional leaders and pedagogical consultants within their faculty.

Maker-Spacing Your Distance Learning (Mackin)
We have heard that maker education, hands-on learning, and STEM teaches our students collaboration, a growth mindset, creativity, problem solving, and many other crucial skills that they need to be successful in the twenty-first century. How might we set up conditions for maker education at home in practical ways for teachers, students, and the adults who are supporting and learning alongside them? This webinar will explore ways to turn your home into a makerspace.

Genealogy Introduction—Census Records at the National Archives (National Archives): Archivist Constance Potter discusses U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 to 1930 and how they can be used for genealogical research. Census records are available in digital or microfilm form.

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