The shutdown changed everything, including the way we manage the library. Suddenly, we needed to figure out how to do the normal tasks in a different way; and, it provided time to tackle some of those tasks that we’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t had time for (or, in some cases, haven’t ever done before). Many people have the same questions so we meet weekly to discuss weeding, inventory, ordering, and other day-to-day tools to handle the job as we adapt to this strange new world.
He currently has been meeting with Davis, Granite, Salt Lake, Canyons, Provo, and a few districts in Idaho.
Check with your district library administrators for more information or contact Dave Brown to set up a time.
We recently asked educators what
they most wanted us to feature in professional development webinars. Using that
feedback, the News Literacy Project is holding a series of four free webinars,
addressing essential news literacy topics, every Thursday in May (May 7, 14, 21
and 28) at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT:
Sessions descriptions and dates:
(You must register for each one separately)
digital verification to spark news literacy learning – May
21st Dive deep into the tools and skills needed to verify the
authenticity of information, and learn to create engaging fact-checking
investigations that inspire students to investigate viral content. Topics
include using reverse image searches to determine authenticity; researching
domain registration to discover a website’s owner; using archivers to explore
deleted or changed content; developing keen observation skills to detect false
context; and using Google Street View to confirm locations. Access to News
Literacy Project resources and classroom-ready examples is
We are allotting 90 minutes for
each session to ensure we are able to address all questions during the Q&A
period. Following each webinar, we will share the recording as well as
additional links and resources via email.
If you have any questions, please
feel free to email me.
It’s a new age for learning and education. Content and tools are widely available, but what are the best resources and how best to use them in this uncharted landscape? Join our panel of experts for a critical discussion about digital resources, along with curated recommendations and guidance on their use.
We had a great time at #UELMA! We would love to meet for more fun, but until we can–let’s keep the learning going with an online professional development. April 24, 2020 10:00 – 11:30am MDT Google’sbApplied Digital Skills
In this FREE virtual professional development workshop, librarians will learn how to use Applied Digital Skills. Applied Digital Skills is Google’s free online curriculum which prepares students for problem solving in a digital world while also teaching them practical digital skills. Google has created an entire curriculum, along with all the necessary lesson plan resources, to help educators teach these essential skills to students. Click here to register. During the virtual workshop, librarians will: ● Learn about the program, the goals, design, and the “why” behind each ● Review the curriculum ● Experience some of the highlights of the program through guided exploration ● Reflect on how you may implement or share this program How can this program help you (& your teachers) with Virtual Learning? ● Ready-To-Use content is already created and teacher resources are provided to support you when getting started with Applied Digital Skills. ● Applicable for all content areas and across many grade levels (4th grade – Adults) ● Student-Paced curriculum driven by video instructions for students to complete at their own time and pace.
Join us and join the growing community of educators from across the country utilizing Applied Digital Skills in their classrooms & libraries!