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The winter EI calendar is NOW available!
No matter what learning goals you have for 2019, the Education Institute has you covered. Register now to participate in the webinars live or watch the recordings later at your convenience.
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Highlights of what’s coming up at the Education Institute:
David Chandross, PhD
Thursday, January 10 | 12:00-1:00pm EST
The development of mixed reality platforms such as virtual and augmented reality, alongside open game-world simulations used in law enforcement, military training, surgical education and other diverse applications has been rapid. In this session we will discuss how to integrate mixed reality experiences into learning.
Tuesday, January 15 | 12:00-12:30pm EST
This session will outline ideas for school library staff on how to run an engaging and exciting Forest of Reading program within your school. It will cover how to integrate books into library programming, establish and facilitate reading clubs as well as practical activities that can support your Forest of Reading program and engage your students.
Planning to run a Forest of Reading program at your school? Register today to get started in January.
Cameron Ray & Ryan Patrick
Thursday, January 17 | 12:00-1:00pm EST
Counting Opinions and the Ontario Public Library Association (OPLA) will take an in-depth look at the data collected on teen services in the recently published benchmarking and statistical report for 2018. Counting Opinions will break down how to access the data through LibPAS and create your own customized reports to better utilize the data collected for your own local purposes. OPLA will talk about the changes in teen services and the directions libraries could consider for teen programming, planning, collection development and outreach.
Nico Koenig & Larysa Isoki
Tuesday, January 22 | 12:00-12:30pm EST
Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) has been working with public libraries to develop an equitable and innovative model of education called learning circles: free study groups for people who want to take courses together online and in-person at their local library. Globally, 30 public library systems are now running learning circles, including libraries in Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Nairobi, and in Canada, P2PU is working with the Toronto and West Vancouver Public Libraries. This presentation will introduce you to the P2PU learning circles model, and Toronto Public Library will share their experience of running learning circles to increase patrons' technology skills and digital literacy.
Tuesday, February 12 | 1:00-2:00pm EST
During this webinar we will consider 8 scenarios that may arise in a library in which someone wants to make use of a copyright-protected work for a certain purpose and in a certain manner. We’ll discuss each of the scenarios and refer to a flowchart to assess the status of each work, identify best practices, and determine outcomes.