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Free Webinar: Using Emerging Technology to Advance Your School Library Program

Explore the correlation between social media and 21st century learning, and consider the value of open access in your district. If you are advocating for change in your district, you will leave with a solid body of evidence to support your case.

We will focus on student needs and pedagogical initiatives like responsive teaching and differentiation, and how social media in your library program can favorably influence professional development in your school and district. You will see examples of library assessment in all forms of social media, and how student responses have informed library instruction and program delivery.

See how “social libraries” also raise community awareness about your program, and help increase your budget. We will see examples of how the use of social media improves collaboration with community and state libraries. Important studies and literature in the field of adolescent use of information and social media will be highlighted.

Be prepared for an information-packed and lively program that challenges participants to wrestle with the challenges schools face in “a future that is beyond our ability to visualize.”

The next webinar:
Communication, Collaboration & Cloud Computing
November 10th at 4pm Eastern Time

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June 18 Panel Discussion: “Is There a Place for Media Specialists Who Don’t Know Social Media?”

Panel Discussion: “Is There a Place for Media Specialists Who Don’t Know Social Media?” – The Future of Education via kwout

“The Future of Education” will be hosting another thought provoking and FREE web event this Thursday, June 18 at 8PM EST. :  “”Is There a Place for Media Specialists Who Don’t Know Social Media?” This session will be held via Elluminate for free;  you will want to log in about 20-30 minutes ahead of time to load the Elluminate platform (at no charge) and to test your audio settings.  If you cannot attend, the session will be recorded and archived; you can access the session archives at the link above.

In this session,  Joyce Valenza leads a discussion on the future of librarians and their role in education with Buffy Hamilton, Cathy Nelson, and Carolyn Foote.

Participants will also want to visit the wiki Joyce Valenza has set up to supplement and facilitate the conversation on Thursday evening; you can access the webinar wiki by clicking right here.