Just a reminder to sign up for the this online course with Todd Kyle that starts next MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8th. This is a great course for Librarians, educators and parents.

If you are interested in this online course please visit us online at www.thepartnership.ca; choose the Nov. 8th offering date and
REGISTER TODAY!  Information on the course will start being sent to all those registered on Monday.

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Choosing and Using Web Resources for Teens
Instructor: Todd Kyle, Mississauga Library System

       6 weeks, online @ your desktop, starting Nov 8, 2004

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 Librarians, educators, parents, and - yes, even teens -- need help finding Web sites that respond to the educational, social, and recreational needs of teenagers without manipulating them for commercial goals. In this six-week on-line course, you will learn how to build a solid repertoire of good quality teen-focussed resources, and empower teens to search and use the Web wisely.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 Librarians and teachers who work with teens and wish to expand their knowledge of Web resources. Basic Web knowledge is recommended.

KEY TOPICS YOU WILL EXPLORE ON-LINE
         How teens find information
         Criteria for selecting Web sites for teens
         How to use search tools for teens
         Training teens on wise web searching
         Do filters help or hinder teens?

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

 Each week, you'll receive an email with the lesson for that week, plus practice exercises that will help you work through the week's sources and reinforce your learning. A web-based bulletin board will enable you and other participants to ask question of the instructor and to provide on-line feedback about problems incurred. The course will include a teleconference call with you and your fellow participants, hosted by the instructor, to give advice and clarify the learning experience.

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT

You will gain a solid theoretical and practical basis to help you answer reference questions, educate teens, and devise Web-based programming.

FEES

Members: $149.00 + GST
Non-members: $194.00 + GST


Instructor Biography

 Todd Kyle has worked in teen and children's library services for the Mississauga Library System for 12 years, where he has led initiatives involving school-public library cooperation, research skills training, youth programming, and early literacy. Todd is currently President of the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians, and a frequent contributor to educational programs and conferences.

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The Education Institute
The learning programs of the BCLA-LAA-OLA-SLA Partnership
http://www.thepartnership.ca

If you have questions please contact the appropriate Association
or Meredith Gilbert at Ontario Library Association at [log in to unmask]

Professional development of librarians and information professionals
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