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No Sweat Boot Camp for the Common Core Virtual Conference
August 6 - 8, 2012
No Sweat Boot Camp for the Common Core
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Webinars Recording Archive
May 3, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Text Complexity: The Common Core State Standards - New Process for Determination
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts require that educators give attention to selecting texts based on their level of text complexity. In this webinar, the new process for determining text complexity will be examined and a sample determination of a text will be demonstrated. Resources to support librarians and teachers in this practice will be provided.
Presenter: Marcia Barnhart, Consultant, Former Assistant Director of Professional
Development for the Ohio Department of Education
April 26, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Learning on the Go: Mobile Apps and QR Codes
Integrate mobile technology into your school - easy to use to make your classroom or library come to life. Discover how to create and use QR codes in K-12 education settings to engage students, extend learning and support inquiry. Learn how to find and use free or inexpensive educational mobile apps, from INFOhio and more, which support the Common Core and Ohio Revised Standards. Learn how to help students use their mobile tech tools to gain knowledge while having fun.
Participants will be encouraged to share ways that they use QR codes and their favorite Apps via the chat and survey options.
Presenters: Melissa Higgs-Horwell & Paula Nespeca Deal, INFOhio Consultants
April 19, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
How 2 engage in 2.0 Tools
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Finding information is easy today - finding useful, relevant information is more challenging. Join us for this webinar that will explore how Web 2.0 tools can help learners build the skills that make these tasks easier. "Digital Curation" of information - piecing together collections that are relevant and useful - is easier if you know the right tools to help give you an edge. From social bookmarking tools, to web content aggregators, to building a variety of personalized e-periodicals - these are tools you will want to have in your research toolbox
Presenters: Tom Shessler, Instructional Consultant, INFOhio iCoach Hamilton County Educational Service Center and Betsy Apolito, Director of School Improvement - Montgomery County ESC/
Single Point of Contact - Region 10 State Support Team [PPT]
March 22, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
GO! INFOhio: Ask, Act, Achieve: Research Step by Step
Presenter(s): Connie Champlin, INFOhio Consultant, Jennifer Schwelik from WVIZ/PBS Ideastream and Melissa Higgs-Horwell, INFOhio consultant
Big research projects can be daunting, especially for students who are just learning the skills they need to work through a long-term project. GO! INFOhio: Ask! Act! Achieve!, a new website by INFOhio, guides middle and high school students to web tools and databases of online journal articles and reference books to help them learn to use the tools necessary for thorough academic research. Join Jennifer Schwelik and Melissa Higgs-Horwell, INFOhio consultants, to learn more about this site that not only helps students complete research, but also helps teachers introduce inquiry-based learning to their students.
March 15, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
OHIO AS AMERICA: An Exciting New 8th Grade Social Studies Resource!
Introducing OHIO AS AMERICA - 8th Grade Edition, an exciting new online supplemental resource with teaching tools that bring American history to life like never before! Created for 8th grade history teachers by the Ohio Historical Society OHIO AS AMERICA - 8th Grade Edition is an online portal to teaching resources and reference materials that provide a greatly enhanced, multi-dimensional look at pivotal events in American history and Ohio's role and impact to the development of the United States. OHIO AS AMERICA - 8th Grade Edition is aligned with the Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards and is designed to richly enhance existing social studies programs.
Enrich your lesson plans. With OHIO AS AMERICA - 8th Grade Edition, teachers have access to accurate and up-to-date resources for making a local connection to our national story - student activities videos, primary sources and more. With these tools, your preparation time is more efficient. Classroom lessons become more engaging. For those charged with sharing yesterday's story with today's students, OHIO AS AMERICA - 8th Grade Edition is an invaluable tool.
Presenter(s): Mark Butler, Project Coordinator, Educational Partnerships and Outreach for the Ohio Historical Society
March 8, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
PLNs: Personal Learning & Sharing Networks
An interactive discussion of PLNs which I call Personal Learning and Sharing Networks. I will trace how PLNs have evolved from when I first starting teaching in 1969 to now. We will cover what PLNs are, how to develop a good PLN and the benefits of a good PLN. We will also highlight using INFOhio's Knowledge Building Community, KBC, as part of your PLN.
Presenter(s): Jerry Blumengarten - Cybrary Man
March 1, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Discover INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons
INFOhio, the information network for Ohio schools has created the 21st Century Learning Commons as a place to learn and share 21st century learning resources and practice ideas. Join us for a virtual tour of the INFOhio Learning Commons which includes 21 Essential Things, a series of self-directed tutorials for Ohio librarians to explore and engage in second-generation Internet technologies (Web 2.0, such as social networking, wikis, video, podcasting and gaming sites) that are bringing students in touch with the world. At the end of the webinar learn how you can participate in a Knowledge Building Community to share your learning.
Audience: Public Libraries
Presenter(s): Gayle Geitgey, INFOhio Instructional Specialist
February 23, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The K-12 e-reader: Uniting students with e-reading devices
Librarians and teachers across the country are experimenting with e-reading devices in the classroom. During this session, a variety of projects will be highlighted including: loaning devices to students, implementing iPad's in the high school, encouraging reluctant readers through e-books, and going digital in reading classes. A variety of resources will be provided to guide librarians and teachers through the ever changing world of e-books and e-readers.
Presenter(s): Sue Polanka, Head of Reference/Instruction at Wright State University and Editor, No Shelf Required and Kathy Lawrence, Program Specialist for Libraries, Cleveland Heights - University Heights Schools
February 9, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Power Up Differentiated Instruction with INFOhio's New Closed Captioned Videos along with Other INFOhio Tools
Need high quality videos for your differentiation tool box? Learn about the 78 high-demand captioned videos just added to the over 2000 videos already available in the Digital Video Collection. You will learn how to search for and download these videos, as well have an opportunity to share your recommendations for additional videos YOU would like to see added to the 'closed captioned' collection. We will also help you Power Up by exploring other valuable hidden tools for differentiation found in the many INFOhio resources.
Presenter(s): Roger Minier, NWOET Executive Director, Tony Marshalek, INFOhio Consultant, Melissa Higgs-Horwell, INFOhio Consultant
February 2, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Common Core Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
This session will provide an overview of the Common Core Literacy Standards that were adopted by Ohio in June 2011. Questions to be addressed include: What are the Literacy Standards? Where are they located? Why are the Literacy Standards important? Which content area teachers are responsible for teaching the Literacy Standards? How can educators across the content areas implement the Literacy Standards? How can librarians/media specialists support content area teachers in implementing the Literacy Standards?
Presenter(s): Marcia Barnhart, Ohio Department of Education
January 26, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Book Reports 2.0 Enhanced for Critical Thinking
Participants will learn how video book trailers can incorporate many language arts standards as well as 21st century skills. Presenters will share several free, online resources that students can use to create and edit video, music and sound effects, as well as to edit photos. Presenters will also share other creative ideas for book report projects. All resources will be shared in a LiveBinder.
Presenter(s): Amy Gibson, Heath High School
January 12, 2012, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Ban the Bird Reports (Enhancing Assignments with Inquiry and Best Practice 21st Century Strategies)
With this webinar learn how to turn fill-in-the-blank library assignments or reports into exciting learning experiences. Models, sample units, forms, and links to popular educational practices such as Understanding by Design will be discussed.
The models presented work K-12 and across all disciplines. They work when teachers are interested in going beyond the textbook and the lecture. They work extremely well in differentiated instruction and in classrooms where the students cannot understand the textbook. The models show how to integrate inquiry-based, research and technology into learning topics based on common core standards.
This session is based on David's books, Ban Those Bird Units! 15 Models For Teaching and Learning in Information-rich and Technology-rich Environments and Beyond Bird units! Door prizes, 2 copies of each book.
Presenter: David Loertscher, Professor School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, Past President of AASL, and author
Additionally: David V. Loertscher is a national speaker. He has degrees from the University of Utah, the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has been a school library media specialist in Nevada and Idaho at both the elementary and secondary school levels. He has taught at Purdue University, The University of Arkansas, The University of Oklahoma, and is presently a professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. He served as head of the editorial department at Libraries Unlimited for ten years and is President of Hi Willow Research & Publishing. He has been a president of the American Association of School Librarians.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Support inquiry learning: Using critical thinking and 21st Century resources
Think inquiry learning is a challenge? That it cannot be designed in an organized fashion? That it cannot be assessed? We will learn about designing inquiry learning opportunities, from brainstorming an idea to a finalized lesson plan/unit with a variety of assessments using Web 2.0 tools including INFOhio resources.
Presenter: K-12, Liz Deskins, Hilliard Bradley High School
December 1, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
OHIO AS AMERICA, Teaching 4th Grade Ohio History Just Got Better !
Introducing OHIO AS AMERICA, an exciting new online textbook with teaching tools that bring Ohio's history to life like never before! Created for 4th grade history teachers by the Ohio Historical Society OHIO AS AMERICA is an online portal to teaching resources and reference materials that provide a greatly enhanced, multi-dimensional look at the history of Ohio. OHIO AS AMERICA is a carefully compiled, online textbook that provides an accurate, up-to-date study of Ohio's past in the most exciting format available today.
Teaching made (slightly) easier. With OHIO AS AMERICA, teachers have easier access to the materials they need, all in one location - including online lesson plans, student activities and assessment tools, videos, primary sources and more. With these tools, your preparation time is more efficient. Classroom lessons become more engaging. And best of all, learning is more exciting than ever for your students. For those charged with sharing yesterday's story with today's students, OHIO AS AMERICA is an invaluable tool.
Presenter: Mark Butler, Project Coordinator, Educational Partnerships and Outreach for the Ohio Historical Society
November 17, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Preparing Students to Survive and Thrive in College Two academic librarians will share approaches to preparing high school students for successful transitions to college. Learn about the expectations of college professors, the culture of student success and suggestions for collaboration. Just as importantly, learn key resources, skills and learning strategies that high school teachers and librarians can employ to better support their students. Time will be reserved for questions. Presenters: Kenneth Burhanna, Head, Instructional Services, Kent State University Library; and Suzanne Johnson-Varney, Technical Services Librarian, Shawnee State
November 3, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
INFOhio - we're not just English anymore! Enrich, Enhance, and Extend Curriculum with New Digital Language Content
This session will introduce you to the new INFOhio database, Mango Languages. Mango includes instruction for 35 languages plus 15 options for English language learners. You'll pick up some great tips to use this in any classroom, not just a language class. We'll also cover other INFOhio databases that translate text into other languages for students, encyclopedias in French or Spanish, online courses in Spanish to improve English skills, and even little story books in Spanish.
Presenter: Linda Ehrnschwender, Media Services Liaison NCC West / LEECA NOTE: There are audio problems with part of the recording
October 27, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cyber Safety Updates: Cyber Bullying and Your Digital Reputation
Come and learn about important updates in Cyber Safety on the issues of cyber bullying and digital reputation. Participants will understand the facts and current trends according to research, how to best intervene in technology misuse cases and where to find and access free resources to educate our youth on both technology misuse and protecting your digital reputation.
Presenter: Kathleen Nichols, Youth and Juvenile Program Coordinator for Attorney General's Office
October 6, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Creative Commons - What Is That?
Creative Commons? Worried about copyright issues when students are using materials from the Web for presentations, etc.? Need to find a teachable moment to really help kids understand copyright? This webinar will help you understand Creative Commons and how you can make this new licensing for universal access work for you in the classroom! We'll show you where to find great media for your students to use in multimedia projects and how to leverage these wonderful materials to help students understand intellectual property rights.
Presenter: Peggy Whyte, Curriculum Integration Coordinator, SCOCA. Digital Citizenship or Library 2.0
September 29, 2011, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
E-books for Ohio; Get your school on board
Linda Ehrnschwender, LEECA and Diane Deibel, INFOhio will introduce you to the 600 plus titles in the new INFOhio eBook Collection and demonstrate the variety of viewing options and formats. It will also review additional e-books found in the INFOhio core collection of electronic resources.INFOhio eBook PPT [PPT]
September 22, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Early World of Learning: New PreK-Grade 3 Learning Tools
Join Robert Buck and Ian Glassford from World Book and Kindergarten Librarian Shahnyn Moody-Benedict from Beachwood City Schools to learn about the power of INFOhio's new World Book Early World of Learning as an online resource for preschoolers and children in the early grades. Explore the narrated stories, interactive games and skill-building activities to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and reading fluency. Hear how Shahnyn plans to use the new resource with her kindergarten students. Early World of Learning group
September 8, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Discovery Portal and Student Learning
Are you making good use of INFOhio's Discovery Portal in your classroom and library for inquiry-based assignments? Join Stephanie Newsom, Jackson City Schools elementary librarian, Gayle Geitgey, Urbana City Schools Technical Support and INFOhio Integration Specialist, and Jean Banks, INFOhio Technical Support, to discover how they are promoting this amazing resource and how their teachers are using it. Discovery Portal