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Don't miss the NEXT TWO WEEK'S line-up of Programs!!

FEBRUARY 4th-15th 2008


Monday, Feb. 4th, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT)
Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals
with Ellyssa Kroski - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE

In today's Web environment, users are cataloging their personal libraries, organizing their favorite bookmarks, writing on-line documents, and sharing their information with others through new generation social software. Take a tour of Web 2.0 technologies such as; del.icio.us, Facebook, YouTube, LibraryThing, and more in this session based on the recently published guidebook Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals. Learn how to use these social software applications to keep up with the latest Internet trends and discover how libraries are already using them. Be the librarian who is tech savvy and fluent in emerging Web technologies.

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)
Mother Goose on the Loose
with Betsy Diamant-Cohen - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE

Learn about the award-winning early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose. After a brief review of theories of learning based on findings in brain research, hear about the structure of Mother Goose on the Loose and how it combines language, books, illustration, music, movement, drama, and creative interaction to create an optimal learning environment. Experience program songs and rhymes created by Canadian music educator, Barbara Cass-Beggs. Connect the program components with best practices for developing school readiness skills. Learn how to incorporate all this into your own early childhood programs.

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT)
Troubleshooting Techniques for Wireless Networks
with Louise Alcorn - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE

Wireless Internet access is becoming ubiquitous in libraries throughout North America. It is a flexible, cost-effective solution for providing Internet access to patrons. As a new technology, however, it is not without its concerns and headaches. This "quick tips" course will address some simple troubleshooting options, both for library staff and for library patrons, with the goal of empowering both groups to feel comfortable with this technology.

Monday, Feb. 11th, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT)
Collaborative Planning and Programming for Culturally Diverse Communities
with Tracey Jones - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE

Communities are changing and with that in mind we need to be ready and able to provide programs and services that meet these needs. Programming for culturally diverse communities can be challenging but very rewarding at the same time. How do we consult with community so that we can better reflect them in our programs and services. This session will introduce you to concepts and strategies that have been used to develop culturally specific programs for adults and youth in public libraries.

Monday, Feb. 11th, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm PT)
Learning to Question and Questioning to Learn - Part One: Building Personal Inquiry Attitudes in Students
with Carol Koechlin- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE

How to Empower Students to Ask Questions and Care About Answers

Part Two: Building Personal Skills and Growth for Students
March 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm ET

Inquiry-based learning starts with developing an environment of curiosity and wonderment, one in which learners are encouraged to think deeply and question broadly. One of the keys for educators is to understand the skill and attitude of 'questioning' themselves, and then to have a rich bank of strategies to use when working with students. This session will be useful to both new and experienced educators. Although the experience of the presenter is in the pre-K-12 realm, the principles of guided inquiry are appropriate to all ages! Participants will receive a PowerPoint file which they are welcome to edit to suit personal needs.

One of the things we grapple with as educators is how to move our students from gatherers of information to thinkers who continually question and inquire. How do we shape our classrooms to be 'centres of inquiry'? How do we build questioning skills in our students? This session will provide strategies to engage students in critical and creative questioning.

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT)
Copyright Issues in Audio- and Video-streaming
with Jean Dryden- 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE

Rapidly changing technology makes it possible to use audio-visual materials in innovative ways, but the application of copyright law in the digital environment is not entirely clear. This session provides an overview of the particular complexities of applying copyright to audio-visual materials, and what is technologically possible, before going on to identify the copyright issues that arise in streaming AV materials, and discuss ways to address these issues in an ever-changing environment.

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)
How to Land Your Ideal Library Position
Part Two: Winning Interview Tips and Techniques

with Robert R. Newlen- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE

Many job applicants spend hours refining their resumes but completely neglect interview preparation. The employer will use the interview to learn as much about you as possible, your experience, training, education, accomplishments, and professional activities.

Getting ready for an interview is a strategic process,feeling well prepared will greatly increase your confidence level when you arrive for the interview. This seminar will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to prepare for the interview and to sell yourself for the job.

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm PT)
Media Literacy Through Media Production - Creating Media Works in the Junior Grades
with Melissa Jensen- 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE

Media Literacy study for elementary and secondary students is becoming more prominent in provincial and state curricula documents. To develop media literacy skills, students need opportunities to view, analyse, and discuss a range of media texts, and relate them to them to their personal experiences. Equally important is the need for students to apply their thinking to the creation of media texts using available technologies.

In this session, focusing on the creation of media texts, two projects will be highlighted. The first one uses stop film animation using digital photography and the Window's program Movie Maker. The second project is the creation of READ posters to promote the love of reading using Macromedia's Fireworks program to develop basic photo editing skills. Both of these projects meet a range of media literacy curriculum expectations.

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 12-1pm ET (9-10am PT)
The Forest of Reading Golden Oak(TM) Award
with Brenda Livingston and Tina Natale- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE

Note: If you are registered for the Golden Oak Program, you will receive a 25% discount. The discount code will be shared on the participant listserv.

The Golden Oak (GO) program, developed by librarians and literacy specialists, provides a unique opportunity for adults in literacy programs across Ontario to read and discuss books chosen specifically for them. The readers range from beginning readers to adults seeking entry to college programs.

Golden Oak program participants are encouraged to read one, two, or all of the nominated titles! Then they share their thoughts in an on-line discussion forum. The winner is chosen based on the ratings each reader gives to the titles.

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm PT)
Second Life, Second Thoughts
with Michael Sauers- 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE

Second Life is currently one of the most talked about of the 3D immersive environments on the Web. Libraries around the world have banded together to provide in-world services and are learning a lot from it. But not everyone is excited and many have questions. This presentation will address some of the down-sides of Second Life and discuss with the participants just how these problems can be dealt with, if at all.

Friday, Feb. 15th, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)
On-going Management Dialogue
Part 1. The New Manager: First Day, First Week, First Month

with Julie Todaro- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE

This four-part series is presented as follows:

Part 2. Management vs Leadership: Which is it?
Friday, February 22, 2008 at 1:00 ET
Part 3. Top Ten Recommendations for Successful Management
Friday, March 7, 2008 at 1:00 ET
Part 4. 21st Century Communication for Managers - Critical Issues
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1:00 ET

Dr. Julie B. Todaro has worked in a variety of types of libraries for over 30 years including academic, public and school libraries and in library education at the University of Michigan, Texas Woman's University and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a consultant in the areas of management and organizational development, information literacy, 21st Century librarianship as well as in customer service. Drawing on her extensive experience, Julie will present a series of 4 workshops addressing popular topics of discussion. Registered participants will be invited to send questions in advance of each workshop, if desired, and she will weave the responses into her presentations.

REGISTER AT WWW.THEPARTNERSHIP.CA and scroll down to the 'Education Institute'

Fees for AUDIO Conferences
Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST

Fees for WEB Conference
Member: $75.00 + GST
Non-Member: $95.00 + GST

Fees for Audio Conference Courses and On-line courses depend on course. Please check prices at www.thepartnership.ca

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