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Free CE and Training This Week – January 1-5

2017 December 31
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Wednesday January 3, 2018
Best New Children’s Books of 2017 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission’s Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Service, will give brief book talks on new titles that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles for pre-school through elementary school will be included.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Strengthening Inclusive Early Childhood Programs with Music Therapy Strategies: The Director’s Role in Tuning up Music to Turn on Inclusion (Early Childhood Investigations)
All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs. Join Dr. Petra Kern to learn how you can turn on the music and make your inclusive program sing!
Time: 12-2:30 p.m.

Thursday January 4, 2018
Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)
Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Your Government Career Resolutions (GovLoop)
On January 1st, millions of people around the globe will pledge to change an aspect of their life. Whether it’s eating more salads, going to the gym more often, or even investing in more quality time with family, New Year’s is the time to make big changes. Those changes are often centered around people’s careers too. But how do you actually implement your career resolutions? Join us as we talk to government experts about how employees can invest in professional development and make major strides forward in their career.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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