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Region 10 Library PD Offerings - Fall 2021

Plan for your own professional learning this fall. Lots of choices,so you're sure to find something thatis just right for YOU!

August

September

October

November

December

(Click a month to see PD choices)

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August

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Welcome back to a new school year!Google Tips & Tricks for the "Tech Timid" Librarian 8/24

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[August Newsletter]

Google Tips and Tricks Every Librarian Should Know (👈 click)Many schools have gone Google, but it can be hard to keep up with all the technology! If you are a librarian who is more on the “tech timid” end of things, this is the session for you. In this session, you will get a better handle on file management, Google search tips, handy shortcuts, and more. Become more confident in your tech-knowledge-y skills so that you can be a more effective instructional leader on your campus.

September

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Back to School with Book Creator 9/9Digital Citizenship 9/22TexQuest: Reach and Teach All Learners 9/28Design Thinking 9/30

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[September Newsletter]

Commit to Digital Citizenship This Year! (👈 click)Digital Citizenship encompasses so many more concepts than merely "Be kind online" or “Everything you do online is permanent!” Come to this session to get ideas on how you can become a digital culture change agent at your campus or district and get EVERYONE thinking about #DigCit!

Using Design Thinking to Solve Library Problems(👈 click)What problems are you currently experiencing in your library? Learn how the Design Thinking Process can help you think through any “wicked problem” and uncover creative solutions to the challenges you face on a daily basis.

Back to School with Book Creator (👈 click)Book Creator is a super simple creativity app that anyone of any age can intuitively use. In this session, you’ll learn some of the basics such as setting up Book Creator, project ideas to get you started, and use ready-made templates with beginning-of-school ideas.

Reach and Teach All Learners with Britannica School for K12 and Special Populations!(👈 click)This session covers new and engaging ways to reach all learners using Britannica School. Learn how to address the many different needs of your students while providing them with rich, valuable content. We will explore varying levels of text complexity, multimedia resources, reading and vocabulary support tools, and more! Come ready to share ideas to implement and share Britannica School at your school/district.Share this beautiful flyer to encourage others to attend!

Labor Day

October

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Discovery Education!Basics (10/4)Spotlight on Strategies (10/12)Student Creation Tools 10/18)Book Creator 10/14TexQuest 10/19

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Discovery Education Basics(👈 click)Help your school community get the most out of your Discovery Education resources! This session will cover the basics of logging in, navigation, and locating primary source material, ebooks, and audiobooks.

Discovery Education: Spotlight on Strategies(👈 click)Discovery has over 100 research-based teaching and learning strategies available to use today! This session will cover the SOS Instructional Strategies available in Discovery Education.

Discovery Education: Tools for Student Creation (👈 click)Students can take control of their learning using a variety of tools in Discovery Education! This session will show you how students can create and use materials in Discovery Education using a variety of resources and the Studio tool.

Book Creator and Literacy for the Teacher-Librarian(👈 click)Book Creator is a super simple creativity app that anyone of any age can intuitively use. In this session, you’ll learn many ideas for using Book Creator to develop literacy, all focused on the Teacher-Librarian’s perspective.

Get TexQuest Out of the Library - and Into the Classroom!(👈 click)How can you help your district make the most of your TexQuest participation? In this session, we will concentrate on creatingawarenessat your campus/district, providing easyaccessto resources for students and teachers, and finallyintegrationinto curriculum. Come ready to create an action plan to implement the TexQuest resources at your school/district.

Columbus Day

AASL Conference

November

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Listenwise 11/3Nonfiction Day 11/5Book Creator 11/11TexQuest (Elementary) 11/16TexQuest (Secondary) 11/17

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Learning through Listening: Listenwise Podcasts(👈 click)Teaching with podcasts is a fun and engaging way to teach content, enhance language development, and grow listening skills. Named one of AASL’s “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning,” Listenwise provides content-aligned podcasts for grades 2-12. In this session, you’ll learn how to access and implement the amazing content on the Listenwise site.

A Day of Nonfiction with our friends from Permabound(👈 link coming soon)More info coming soon!

Book Creator and Digital Storytelling(👈 click)Book Creator is a super simple creativity app that anyone of any age can intuitively use. In this session, you’ll learn to utilize Book Creator to create multimedia stories and publish them to an audience beyond the classroom.

TexQuest: It's Elementary - Digital Resources for K-5 Classrooms(👈 click)It's never too early for students to explore using vetted digital materials. Join us for an overview of resources available in TexQuest for student investigations and accommodations and how they integrate in the K-5 curriculum. You’ll explore TEKS-aligned articles, videos, images, and eBooks from Gale, Britannica, and ProQuest with features like text to speech, on the spot translations, lexile searches, and G-Suite functionality. Link to teacher resources available in EBSCO and TeachingBooks.net and enhance your lessons immediately.

Math and Science: The TexQuest Dynamic Duo for Grades 6-12(👈 click)Want to learn where you can find TexQuest resources that support Math and Science educators? Join us for this informative and interactive session where we will learn how Learn360 and Gale support science and math curriculum.

December

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Happy Holidays!

Donalyn Miller is back for another round of book whispering! 12/8

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Happy Holidays!

Donalyn Miller Presents!(👈 click!)The Joy of Reading: Why Engagement Matters and How to Support ItAvid adult readers find reading personally meaningful and enjoyable. While motivation and engagement remain important factors influencing young people’s reading development, prioritizing joyful reading eludes many school communities. Why does reading enjoyment matter? What components foster reading joy? In this workshop, award-winning TX teacher and author Donalyn Miller will share the benefits of joyful reading and some conditions and resources that foster reading engagement. Includes numerous book recommendations and online resources.Donalyn Miller is an award-winning Texas teacher, literacy consultant, and author (or co-author) of numerous articles, books, and essays about engaging young people with reading, increasing book access, and creating positive reading communities, including The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids (co-written with Colby Sharp/ Scholastic, 2018). Donalyn is the co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club blog and the founder of the #bookaday summer reading challenge. Donalyn currently works as a literacy coach and advisor for many schools and non-profit organizations across North America.

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Happy Holidays!