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Free CE and Training This Week – February 5-9

2018 February 4
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.

Monday February 5, 2018
You Can Do I.T. – Teaching Technology in Libraries (TSLAC workshop – Denton. Denton Public Library, North Branch.)
You asked for it! Here’s your chance to learn best practices for teaching technology to your library patrons in a one-on-one setting or in groups.  You’ll leave feeling more confident in your ability to help patrons with technology and connect with colleagues by sharing idea, tips, and technology woes with another.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)
How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)
Join the team at Common Sense Education to get a sneak peek at an exciting new online game launching soon! In this edWebinar, Eisha Buch, Senior Manager of Education Programs for Common Sense Education, will unveil The Incredible Times, a free game for exploring the topic of misinformation in an engaging way by introducing and sparking critical conversations around news literacy.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday February 6, 2018
Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)
New to the profession? Or want a refresher on library responsibilities regarding censorship and intellectual property? In this webinar, we will look at different ways that librarians consider ALA best practices when making collection decisions. We will also look at resources for determining fair use and intellectual property considerations in your school or library program.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
In this session, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant with the Texas State Library, and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator for the Texas State library, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote the usage of Creative Commons in your library. Creative Commons allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)
In this session we’ll learn more about health numeracy and how it plays a role in our health, discuss the ways that library staff and others already work with users around numbers and health, and some best practices to make our assistance even more effective.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)
For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 7, 2018
You Can Do I.T. – Teaching Technology in Libraries (TSLAC workshop – Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant Public Library, North Branch.)
You asked for it! Here’s your chance to learn best practices for teaching technology to your library patrons in a one-on-one setting or in groups.  You’ll leave feeling more confident in your ability to help patrons with technology and connect with colleagues by sharing idea, tips, and technology woes with another.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)
In this fast-paced, but approachable session, Mark Lassoff of Punk Learning will teach you to write your first lines of code– But you’re not going to simply sit back and watch.  You’re going to write the code as Mark does creating your first lines of executable code and whetting your appetite for more.  You’ll earn the title programmer as you complete the exercises in this session.  More, importantly, Mark will demythologize programming so you can start learning on your own.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)
Join us for this Library Professional Series webinar on advocacy.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

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.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Roughhousing, rough and tumble play, play fighting, horseplay…we have different names for it but all early childhood teachers have seen it: that bone-jarring, boisterous, often frightening playstyle young children seem to love, and crave. Join this webinar to learn the top reasons why young children need to play this way and how it supports every aspect of healthy development.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)
Many of us are familiar with the practice of “active listening.”  This webinar will help facilitators and discussion leaders further develop their skills to listen beneath the surface of what’s being said. Join us to hone your listening and facilitation skills and bring questions from your own experiences.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)
In this session, you will learn about a number wearables and smartwatches in order to help you select the device(s) that best meets your access needs while staying on budget. Following an overview of the built-in accessibility features of these devices, you will then learn about a number of apps that can assist in improving executive functioning capabilities and promoting independence for a variety of learners. These include apps for managing time and information, staying on task, and successfully completing daily living goals.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday February 8, 2018
Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)
Middle managers get pressure to manage up, down and across the organization, but how can you deliver the skills they need without adding to their troubles? Herrmann-Nehdi demonstrates easy-to-apply tools and strategies for helping your middle managers manage their own thinking more effectively and adapt, even in high-pressure situations.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)
From engaging your board in fundraising to adopting a new piece of technology, through implementing a strategy – all these efforts require a change in both behaviors and mindsets. If your nonprofit is ready to take it up a notch, then join the conversation.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)
An introductory webinar for those new to grant writing. The focus is on writing grants to support programs, capital projects and operations at nonprofit organizations and businesses. Workshop participants will learn about the basic elements common to foundation, corporate, and government grants.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)
This webinar will focus on exploration of available Assistive Technology (AT) devices designed to improve safety and independence for those living with brain injury.  The presenter will explore common challenges following brain injury, as well as available low-tech and high-tech options for clients of all abilities and needs across a variety of settings and environments.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)
Public speaking. Those two words can strike fear into the hearts of anyone nervous about taking the stage. But with a few helpful tips and tricks, new and veteran speakers can relax a little and nail their next presentation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday February 9, 2018
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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