Archived TexShare Webinars

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UPDATES

10/5/18. New Archived Webinars

Credo: Credo Reference - Admin Interface Training and Integrating with LibGuides

9/17/18. New Archived Webinars

ProQuest: Eight new webinars from Arta Kabashi, covering ProQuest SciTech, Heritage Quest, and Ebook Central

Gale: New Gale Resources: Opposing Viewpoints & Chilton Library

 

 

Credo Reference

Credo Reference Training for Texas Public Libraries
Recorded on: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Join us for a 45 minute demonstration of the Credo Online Reference Platform. Explore the Core Collection content, including the juvenile and student friendly materials - and see the different ways in which you can begin the research process using our searching tools. Tour the e-books, Topic Pages, Mind Map, embedding and linking capabilities available to all customers.

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Credo Reference for Texas Academic Libraries
Recorded on: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Join us for a one hour demonstration of the Credo Online Reference Platform. Explore the Core Collection content and see the different ways in which you can begin the research process using our searching tools. Tour the e-books, Topic Pages, Mind Map, embedding and linking capabilities available to all customers. Best practice for strong usage will be covered as well.

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Credo's Admin Interface Training
Recorded on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Join us for a 30 minute presentation offering a guided tour of Credo's Admin interface. Learn how to download MARC Records, run usage statistics, export your title list and maintain basic customizations on your account.

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Integrating Credo with LibGuides or Learning Management Systems
Recorded on: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Join us for a 30 minute demonstration offering a tour of Credo's LibGuides subscription. Over sixty ready-made LibGuides filled with Credo content can be added to your own institutions's LibGuides. We'll walk you through how to either permalink or embed Credo content into a LibGuide or Learning Management System to get the most usage out of your Credo Reference account.

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EBSCO

EBSCO MicroSessions: 15-20 Minutes Each! 

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Topics Include:

Advanced (Guided Style) Searching with Field Codes
Learn how to search multiple fields at one time with Guided Style searching. In this micro session, we’ll discuss the benefits of using this type of search page as well as where you can find field codes associated with a specific database. We’ll also cover Boolean operators. This is the go-to starting point for savvy researchers!

Get the Most Out of Limiters and Expanders
Google (keyword) searching is fine, but what about all those available search options? Limiters like Cover Story, PDF and Language often get overlooked – expanders, too! We’ll discuss how these can quickly help users retrieve the results they are looking for!

How Do Those Subject Files Really Work?
There are subjects and then there are subjects. In this micro session, we’ll demonstrate how to use both the Subject authority file and the Subject index. We’ll also discuss the difference between Subject headings and Thesaurus: Subject headings where available.

Quick Ways to Access Publications and Journals
Want to get your hands on a periodical or journal fast? There are a few ways you might not have thought of before – and we’ll share them in this micro session. We’ll also discuss ways to promote specific journals by putting links on your library page to give easy access to your patrons – and increase usage!

Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: Legal Information Reference Center
This resource is so easy to use and intuitive, you may already know everything about it. Or do you? Join us for this quick session where we’ll demonstrate how your patrons can quickly create legal documents. Or browse one of several NOLO Press books on a variety of topics. Patrons can even browse forms by U.S. state. Join us and pick up a few new tips on this great DIY resource.

Save Time with Search and Journal Alerts
Alerts are great benefits of having a personal My EBSCOhost account. Learn how to quickly create journal alerts so users know when their favorite magazine is available online. Search alerts help researchers save time by notifying them when new articles that match their search criteria have been downloaded and are ready to view.

Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts is a great resource year round – not just around the holidays! Find MakerSpace ideas to promote in your library. Check out instructional videos on a variety of topics. Browse the extensive A-Z list for ideas or search by category. Come away with some great tips on how to save your patrons some $$ with this fantastic resource!

I Didn’t Know I Could Do That! Ways to Customize Your Interfaces using EBSCOadmin
In this micro session, we’ll discuss ten common functions that can be conducted in EBSCOadmin to enhance the user experience. Curious to know what they are? Join in and find out!

My Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: Explora
Research is made easier with Explora, EBSCO’s kid-friendly interfaces. We’ll talk about Topic Overviews and what resources can be searched in the different interfaces (in case you didn’t know, there’s an interface for elementary school and another for secondary schools.) These are great resources for parents in your community that are home-schooling their kids!

My Favorite Features in 15 Minutes: NoveList Plus
Where do I begin? There are so many features in NoveList Plus, it’s hard to pick just a handful but I’ll do my best! Appeal factors come to mind, for one. Recommended Reading Lists and Book Discussion Guides are another. Does your library support home schooled kids? We’ve got tools that help support curriculum. Finally, we’ll look at some well-received limiters on the Advanced Search page. And we’ve barely scratched the surface!

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Home Improvement Reference Center Training for TexShare Libraries
Recorded on: September 28, 2017

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Recorded on: May 11, 2017

This center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. This is a fun resource that provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines and books covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use this great addition to your online library.

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Let’s Learn About EBSCO Administration

Recorded on: December 14, 2016. 1:00-2:00 PM CST

This session is intended for library administrators and others who would like to learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. We’ll look at key customizations for EBSCOhost, Explora and your other interfaces including: setting up your searching defaults, customizing branding; creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports.  We will also discuss cleaning up your list of profiles so that it is easier to manage your resources.

(Note:  If you would like to have a one-on-one session to discuss these options for your library account please contact Lisa Jones, ljones@ebsco.com, to set up a customized overview and clean-up session for your library.)

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Using the Small Business Reference Center
Recorded on: November 2, 2016

Join us during this 30 minute session to browse full-text books and articles using top business categories, entrepreneurial subject areas and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding.  We’ll also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Homework Help and School Outreach *New Way to Search using Explora
Recorded on:  October 19, 2016

Public Librarians will want to join in on the Homework Help and School Outreach for an overview of the key features and functionality in the NEW Explora interfaces for public libraries.  We will explore reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool in the first half.  The second half is for database administrators or those who would like to view key areas of customization available in Explora for your library using the EBSCO Administration tool.  Bring your questions and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Let’s Explore the Legal Information Reference Center
Recorded on: September 13, 2016

This new resource contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of general and state-specific legal forms. Basic and advanced features of the LIRC will be demonstrated along with finding forms in different formats and searching for specific publications. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use this great area of your online library.

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Do it Yourself: Home Improvement and Small Engine Repair
Recorded on: April 14, 2016

Let’s search within the Home Improvement Reference Center to find full-text content from leading home improvement magazines. We’ll explore images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. Topics covered include remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects and more. We will also cover the Small Engine Reference Center that holds user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Find reference books, photos, illustrations and diagrams by searching product type, brand, model/engine type model numbers and more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Searching Your Newspaper Collection
Recorded on: March 8, 2016

Local, national and international papers will be searched to find historical and current events during this session. Articles from USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more will be found. Advanced searching features will be covered to include searching the full-text of the articles and setting up search alerts. Bring your questions and suggested search topics to class and we will discover new ways to use this great resource.

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EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features
Recorded on: February 10, 2016

This is for the new user or for anyone wanting to brush-up on their searching skills. We’ll demonstrate Basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases. Learn how to use folders, search and journal alerts and more. Join us during this hour and bring any questions that you may have about your databases and how to search them within EBSCOhost.

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Using the Small Business Reference Center
Recorded on: November 11, 2015

Join us to find out more about the Small Business Reference Center interface where we will browse books and articles using top business categories, entrepreneurial subject areas and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding. We’ll also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.

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Gale Cengage Learning

New Gale Resources from Texshare: Opposing Viewpoints & Chilton Library
Recorded on: Monday, July 16

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students and patrons research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, making voting decisions, and more.

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. This product contains more than 50 years of information provided in step-by-step procedures. Work on the engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, suspension, and more is made easier for mechanics of any experience. Also includes ASE test prep!

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Fight Fake News: Harnessing the Power of your Statewide Gale Resources
Recorded on: April 12, 2018

Are your users tired of fake news? Your library has a wealth of authoritative, current, balanced news and information sources in your statewide databases from Gale. In this session, we’ll share best practices for bringing users into these resources, showing how transparent they are, and providing tips for ways your library can fight fake news with these great tools at your back!

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Addressing Climate Change: Harnessing the Power of Gale’s Science In Context from TexShare
Recorded on: November 16, 2017

Climate change is a hot button issue for many and Gale’s Science In Context from TexShare can help provide reliable, authoritative information your users can count on. In this session, we'll provide best practices for getting to the information people need on climate change while keeping up to date on the debate.

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Book Club Support with Your TexShare Resources from Gale
Recorded on: October 18, 2017

Does your library offer book clubs?  Or offer support for your community book club groups?  Your literature resources from TexShare and Gale can help!  Along with in-depth critical analysis, you’ll find detailed author biographies for authors and what makes them tick. These sources can be invaluable to interested readers! In this webinar, we’ll explore the resources and provide tips for integrating these resources into book club discussions.  
 
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Getting to Know Gale's Science In Context
Recorded on: January 23, 2017

Want to know more about your new TexShare resource, Gale's Science In Context? Then this session is for you! Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. In this session, we'll examine how to find what you need (like science experiments) and show off user workflow tools like Google/Microsoft integration, citation generator, and more!

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Getting to Know Gale's LegalForms
Recorded on: November 28, 2016

Want to know more about your new TexShare resource, Gale's LegalForms? Then this session is for you! Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. It offers the most robust collection of accessible legal information available. These forms are "attorney forms" -- officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word or Adobe format and can be edited and used with minor modifications to suit users’ needs by simply "filling in the blanks" with relevant and accurate information. Completed sample forms are also included. We'll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine the additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more!

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library Resources for TexShare’s Academic Librarians
Recorded on: February 15, 2017

Join us for a tour of LearningExpress Library for TexShare’s academic librarians. We will focus on the resources most relevant to college students, including college entrance and placement exams practice, graduate school entrance exams practice, and the supportive tutorials, eBooks, flashcards, and articles found in the College Success Skills, College Preparation and College Centers.

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Job and Career Accelerator
Recorded on: January 19, 2017

Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help your patrons effectively navigate through the modern day job search, from exploring occupations and up-to-the-minute job postings, to creating the tools necessary to get hired using our award-winning resume and cover letter builders. We will review the updated user interface and cover key platform enhancements.

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ProQuest

ProQuest SciTech Collection

Overview of Sci/Tech Collection in ProQuest Platform
Recorded on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This session will provide an overview of the Science and Technology collection in the ProQuest Platform.

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Overview of Technology Databases (Sci/Tech Collection) in PQ Platform
Recorded on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This 20 minure session will provide an overview of the technology database collection: Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database‎ and Materials Science & Engineering Database‎ which is part of the Science and Technology collection in the ProQuest Platform.

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Overview of Natural Science Databases (Sci/Tech Collection) in PQ Platform
Recorded on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This session will provide an overview of the Natural Science collection: Agricultural and Environmental Science Database, Biology Science Database, and Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database‎ which are part of the Science & Technology collection in the ProQuest Platform.

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Overview of Military Databases (Sci/Tech Collection)TexShare
Recorded on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This session will provide an overview of the Military database which is part of the Science and Technology collection in the ProQuest Platform.

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How to cite, save, set alerts in ProQuest Platform (TexShare Sci/Tech Collection)
Recorded on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This 12 minute session will provide a quick overview on how to save an article, cite, embed content and set alerts for the Science and Technology collection in the ProQuest Platform.

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HeritageQuest from ProQuest

HeritageQuest Overview
Recorded on: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Explore Genealogy Resources with HeritageQuest Online

Jon us for this course which will cover the new search pages for the U.S. Federal Census records from 1790-1940, more than 28,000 family and local history books, Revolutionary War and Freedman’s Bank collections, and the U.S. Serial Set of action of the U.S. Congress. You will also see how to access the Interactive Image view and save/print/email tools, and the new Research Aids and Maps features while accessing support, help pages and the new LibGuide.

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Ebook Central from ProQuest

LibCentral Overview for TexShare
Recorded on: May 8, 2018

This session will provide an overview of LibCentral platform where librarians can manage their ProQuest Ebook Central Collections.

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Sci/Tech and Elibro Collections on Ebook Central
Recorded on: May 8, 2018

This session will provide a brief overview of Sci/Tech and Elibro ebook collections on Ebook Central Platform.

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Ebook Central Upgrade FAQ
Recorded on: May 26 and June 10, 2017

These webinars cover the migration of the ProQuest ebook collections from the Ebrary platform to Ebook Central. Sessions were recorded for both Public and Academic Libraries, to familiarize them with the new plaform and field any questions about the upgrade.

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Ebook Central - Authentication and Marc Records
Recorded on: June 15, 2017

A ProQuest engineer joined TexShare staff to discuss remote authentication to Ebook Central and how to get MARC records for the TexShare collections.

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More Ebook Central overview videos can be found here.

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Teaching Books

Biographical Info: Author Study Help
Recorded on: March 26, 2018

Provide primary source author content, including movies and interviews, to support student research during Author Study assignments

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Enhance Summer Reading Programs
Recorded on: March 8, 2018

Discover online resources and tools to boost participation and excitement for summer reading.

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STEM/NF/MakerSpace
Recorded on: February 12, 2018

Discover online materials to deepen connections and support programming focused on non-fiction, STEM and MakerSpace themed books and booklists.

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Exploring Instructional Uses
Recorded on: January 26, 2018

Strengthen cross curricular literacy initiatives using instructional examples that explore strategies to supplement your current lessons.

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Supporting Homeschoolers
Recorded on: January 12, 2018

Explore tools and resources for sharing digital literacy materials with your homeschooling patrons. Includes diverse booklists and content-specific instructional materials.

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Build Classroom Collections
Recorded on: September 25, 2017

Learn how to find and analyze curated booklists adding depth and relevance to your collection.

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Academic Library Programming: A Four Part Series

Session One - Linking Text and Technology
Recorded on: February 10, 2017 

Learn how to integrate technology into your school's literacy activities. Explore multimedia resources highlighting award-winning authors and enhancing use of instructional texts.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will use QR codes and other links to connect the devices being used with the books being read.

Agenda:

  • Book/Author Resources: Layout, sharing
  • User Profile Set-up
  • Booklists/Customized Reading Lists
  • Text Complexity: Books & Booklists - selection & differentiation
  • Sharing/Promotion

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Session Two - Literacy Connections Across the Curriculum
Recorded on: February 24, 2017

Learning Objective:  Strengthen district cross curricular literacy initiatives, with existing literature collections, using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net.

Agenda:

  • Overview:  What is TeachingBooks.net
  • Literacy Connections:  Author Studies, Literacy connections for math and science....
  • Developing Custom Reading Lists: Anchor Texts, STEAM Lists…
  • Sharing Resources
  • Award Winner Diverse Titles and Lists
  • Text Complexity Toolkit and Rubric

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Session Three - Support for English Language Learners
Recorded on: March 10, 2017

Attendees will leave this session ready to implement culturally relevant texts and materials in ELL instruction and with families at home.

Learning Objective:  Strengthen collaborative support of English Language Learners and their families using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net.

Agenda

  • Culturally Relevant Text Selection: Literacy Connections and diverse texts
  • Foreign Language Resources:  Advanced Search, finding and using
  • Customized Text Sets for your ELL instruction: Build Custom Reading List
  • Family Engagement and Remote Access:  Sharing materials and creating bookmarks/handouts

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Session Four - Differentiating with the Text Complexity Toolkit
Recorded on: March 24, 2017

In this session, you will learn to use the text complexity toolkit to help you select the right books to meet diverse student needs. You will use the site’s tools to implement comprehensive text complexity analyses in support of your instructional plans.

Learning Objective: Attendees will leave this session with the ability to use TeachingBooks Differentiation Reporting tools in selecting titles to use in the curriculum.

Agenda:

  • Differentiate Instruction with individual titles’ text complexity
  • Analyzing reading lists using Text Complexity Differentiation Report
  • Using list analysis to inform text selection and differentiation
  • Complete a text complexity rubric
  • Identify and share resources to engage students in individual titles

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Supporting Homeschoolers: Session One - Got Books? Bring Them to Life! Sharing Book & Author Resources (1 hour)
Recorded on: November 17, 2016

From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand students reading experiences.

 

Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students.

Agenda:

  • Meet-the-Author Resources: Movies, Book Readings, ANPs
  • Book Resource Pages: layout, features: lesson plans, book trailers, vocab.com, interviews, links
  • Author Studies: author page layout
  • Discover the titles you teach and explore the resources
  • Sharing Tools & Custom Reading Lists

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Supporting Homeschoolers: Session Two -- Literacy Connections Across Content Areas (1 hour)
Recorded on: November 29, 2016

Learning Objective:  Strengthen literacy with subject area connections using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net.

 

Agenda:

  • Overview:  What is TeachingBooks.net
  • Literacy Connections:  Author Studies, Literacy connections for math and science....
  • Developing Custom Reading Lists: Anchor Texts, STEAM Lists…
  • Sharing Resources
  • Award Winner Diverse Titles and Lists
  • Text Complexity Toolkit and Rubric

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Public Library Programming: Session One - Create and Share Customized Lists of Resources (1 hour)
Recorded on: January 12, 2017

Build custom reading lists and utilize booklists for the titles read in your classroom – and learn how to share these materials directly with your students and colleagues. Then analyze your reading lists using text complexity tools to support your differentiation work.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will know how to implement custom reading lists with colleagues, students and families.

Agenda:

  • Overview of Resources: Movies, Interviews, Book Trailers, Pronunciations, Lesson Plans and more.
  • Developing Custom Reading Lists
  • Sharing lists to connect resources with colleagues, students and families.
  • Modifying and Analyzing Lists with the differentiation report
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Public Library Programming: Session Two - Building Literacy Around Diverse Texts & Authors (1 hour)
Recorded on: January 18, 2017

Discover resources to support the integration of award-winning diverse texts and authors into your classroom/library curriculum.  

Learning Objective:  Attendees will leave this session armed with specific resources and strategies with the potential to enrich their literacy work with global perspectives.

Agenda:

  • Book/Author Resource Pages: integration strategies
  • Booklists - award-winning diverse texts
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Public Library Programming: Session Three - Support for Summer Reading Programs! (1 hour)
Recorded on: January 26, 2017

Learning Objective:  Create Custom Reading Lists to share with students and families for summer reading programs..

Please join us for a one hour webinar, highlighting ready to use and custom reading lists.  We will share practical examples you can use in your libraries to support summer reading programs.

Agenda:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Summer Reading Programs
  • Customized Reading Lists
  • Sharing with Students and Community
  • Questions

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