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New Workshops Added to PD Catalog

We’ve added two new workshops to our catalog!

Coming up on March 12 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Mark D’Annunzio will be holding a webinar:

Using iMovie (on the iPad) in your Classroom

Whether you’re new to video production, or experienced with the iMovie app already, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to one of the most popular iPad video editing apps for education. Join Mark D’Annunzio in this hour-long webinar where he will show you how to use the app, and how teachers use it in the classroom. iMovie is free, and a great way for students to creatively express complex ideas in a digital media format.

An iPad with the free iMovie app is required for the webinar. If you do not have an iPad, you can borrow through our Multimedia or Model Schools service. Contact mark_dannunzio@boces.monroe.edu for information on the borrowing process.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3405883

 

Then, on April 30th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, we’ve added a new hands-on workshop:

Stop Motion Video using Mini Green Screens

Teach your students to create frame-by-frame animation (Stop-Motion) on the iPad using two free iPad apps and a green screen pizza box. Stop Motion Video is a creative and fun way for students to express complex ideas in a digital media format. Leveraging green screen technology allows your students to “think outside the pizza box!”

Whether you’re new or experienced with green screen video production, stop motion animation, or the iMovie and iMotion apps, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to a creative way for students to show what they know. Spend and hour-and-a-half with Mark D’Annunzio and Liesl Toates delving into the creative process in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3405937

Makey Makey Music

March is Music in our Schools Month. So to celebrate we’ll make some music with Makey Makey!

In our workshop on Wednesday, March 4th (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm), we’ll make some musical instruments and hook them up to the Makey Makey so we can play them through the computer. This workshop is intended for School Librarians, but teachers can attend if they attend with their building librarian.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3359827

Library Journal Professional Development Courses

Library Journal is offering two online professional development courses coming up. There is a cost for these courses, so take note.

Equity in Action

Offered February 25 – March 10 (and again September 29 – October 13)

In this course, you will learn from equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) experts in speaker sessions created specifically for library professionals. You’ll learn about the concrete actions library leaders are taking to make their libraries more equitable today and in the future, and the tools that make it possible. Practical coursework, along with targeted support, will take you from  theory to application, helping you to transform your library services to better meet the needs of all your users—and bring in new ones.

You’ll complete assignments to build your own diversity initiative over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors along with rich supporting materials in the form of readings, activities, and videos—to explore at your own pace.

To Register for the Febrary/March event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-in-action-taking-your-diversity-and-inclusion-initiatives-to-the-next-level-tickets-86511956591

To Register for the September/October event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-in-action-taking-your-diversity-and-inclusion-initiatives-to-the-next-level-tickets-87150885645

 

Evaluating, Auditing, and Diversifying Your Collections

Offered April 28 – May 12 (and again October 20 – November 10)

We’ll explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections, such as the experiences of LGBTQIA people, Native people, people of color, people with disabilities, non-binary or gender non-conforming people, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

As part of the course you will conduct a diversity audit, and learn how to include diverse books, wider perspectives, #ownvoices, and how to be more responsive to the community you serve.

When you attend this interactive online course, you’ll come away with:

  • The ability to assess current library collections, book promotions, and displays through a diverse lens in order to assess gaps in collections and service areas.
  • An understanding of key diversity and cultural literacy concepts such as white privilege, unconscious bias, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality.
  • The ability to recognize common problematic stereotypes, tropes, and microaggressions in media.
  • The ability to assess the diversity and inclusiveness of current collection development and RA practices.
  • Guidance on planning and executing a diversity audit.
  • Tools, tips, and advice on how to better diversify collections and displays.
  • A plan of action to better diversify your library collections and address gap areas that will transform your understanding of your library users and the services you provide.

The course features live guest speakers in interactive sessions with Q&A as well as self-guided assignments, readings, and weekly discussion topics to support deeper learning. You’ll work in small groups with facilitators experienced in anti-oppression work to complete assignments and field research that will fuel your diversity initiatives.

To Register for the April/May event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evaluating-auditing-and-diversifying-your-collections-tickets-86510460115

To Register for the October/November event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evaluating-auditing-and-diversifying-your-collections-tickets-87150021059

 

SLJ Middle Grade Magic Free Virtual Event

Complimentary Registration is now open for School Library Journal’s FREE Virtual Event: Middle Grade Magic.

This is a day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 – and beyond! Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles, hear from celebrated authors, and – for the first time this year – attend librarian-led sessions on services and programming for middle graders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and receive prizes and giveaways.

Middle Grade Magic is a free, completely virtual conference – no traveling, no cost. Attendees will also earn CE credits for all the webcast sessions they attend.

Click the image above to get to the registration page!

From Books… to Build! Using books to kickoff maker projects

Looking for ways to tie maker projects into your library? Start with a book! Join us for our upcoming session:

From Books to Build: Using books to kickoff maker projects

February 5th – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Monroe One BOCES

Intended for Librarians who want to jumpstart their maker projects with a literary connection. In this hour, we’ll booktalk some great books and get our hands-on a few maker projects in the process. If you have a book and project to share, please bring it along!

This is intended for School Librarians.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3359804

 

Happening Soon: Two January Workshops

It’s not too late to sign up for our upcoming workshops!

Create Forms & Surveys in LibWizard

As a school librarian in the Monroe One BOCES region, you have access to our LibGuides account. This allows you to build guides for students and educators in your building and outside of your building. What you might not know, is you also have access to our LibWizard account.

This allows you to build surveys and forms, which can then be embedded into your LibGuide or your library website.

  • Want to know what books your patrons are reading?
  • Want to give your students an exit ticket?
  • Want your teachers to fill out a form when they want to request your time and/or space?

LibWizard is your answer. We’ll be holding a workshop on LibWizard on January 16th from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Join us!

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3256408

and

Mini Green Screens in Your Classroom

Join us Tuesday, January 28th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for our Green Screen Pizza Box Workshop!
Have you just eaten some pizza and don’t know what to do with the empty pizza box? Well one man’s garbage is another man’s Green Screen Studio! Join our workshop (where we will be using fresh pizza boxes), and learn some great uses for green screen technology, made simply and easily.

Using iMovie on the iPad, we will teach you best practices when recording and talk about ways to integrate green screen technology into your teaching. We will also give information on how to borrow iPads from our multimedia department. This is a hands-on workshop, and each participant will take home a green screen pizza box.

 

Forms and Surveys in LibWizard

As a school librarian in the Monroe One BOCES region, you have access to our LibGuides account. This allows you to build guides for students and educators in your building and outside of your building. What you might not know, is you also have access to our LibWizard account.

This allows you to build surveys and forms, which can then be embedded into your LibGuide or your library website.

  • Want to know what books your patrons are reading?
  • Want to give your students an exit ticket?
  • Want your teachers to fill out a form when they want to request your time and/or space?

LibWizard is your answer. We’ll be holding a workshop on LibWizard on January 16th from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Join us!

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3256408

Green Screen Workshop

Join us Tuesday, January 28th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for our Green Screen Pizza Box Workshop! 

Register for the workshop at the Monroe One My Learning Plan.

Attendees will get to take home their own green screen pizza box!

There’s still time to register for…

Coding with Sphero

December 10th – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at Monroe One BOCES

Teaming up with Lindsay Neumire from Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, this workshop is open to librarians of both regions. Sphero is a little round robot that’s not only fun to play with, but can be used effectively to teach coding concepts, math, and more! In this 1.5 hour hands-on workshop, attendees will learn to control Sphero, code with Sphero, and practice and discuss ways to use it to strengthen curricular concepts. This workshop is for School Librarians. Teachers may attend if they attend with their School Librarian with the intent to collaborate in the future.

Monroe One has a classroom set of Spheros for you to try out in your library available after the workshop.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3256770

 

and…

The Digies Conference

December 13th – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building

Explore the media arts and career ecosystem emerging around esports with Dr. Andrew Peterson, Faculty Advisor for Ferris State (MI) ESports. Concurrent sessions include:

  • Getting Started with Esports
  • Photo 101: F-stops and more
  • Careers with Drones
  • More to be announced…

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3343914&D=18433

 

For more Professional Development Opportunities, check our Calendar of Events.

PBS Virtual Professional Learning Series

PBS Kids is offering a FREE virtual professional learning series on media literacy. The first session takes place tonight!

Part 1: Media Mentorship in the Classroom – November 19th at 7:00 pm

It’s the classic debate: is there a place for media in any learning environment? If so, what is our role in helping children–even the littlest learners–understand and use it? In this interactive discussion, the first of three ‘live learning’ sessions, we’ll consider your role as a Media Mentor. We’ll cover all the hot topics including: screen time, digital citizenship, and technology availability.

Register Now

Part 2: Using Media to Bring Stories to Life – December 3rd at 7:00 pm

Everyone loves a good story–especially our littlest learners! In this session, we’ll share ideas and best practices you can use to inspire creative, young storytellers. This includes a deep dive into different types of media – from e-books to augmented reality – and a look at real-world success stories from inside and outside of the classroom.

Register Now

Part 3: Using Media to Lift the Littlest Voices – December 10th at 7:00 pm

Have you ever noticed that our Littles have A LOT to say? Whether they’ve mastered language or not, they are brimming with ideas, imagination and creativity. This episode focuses on how you can help nurture those strengths and encourage learners to create their own content.

Take a deep dive into understanding the important role media creation plays in each episode and explore how educators are using the show to engage their little learners in the content creation process.

Register Now

For more Professional Development Opportunities, check our Calendar of Events.