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INFOhio Webinars: Be the Helper—Support Ohio’s Remote Learning with Quality Content from INFOhio

Author // Erica Clay Thursday, 09 April 2020

In times of trouble, look for the helpers. This message from Mr. Rogers has never been truer than it is now. As teachers and students adapt to their new routines and systems of education, they will not only need help, but people to support them.

Be the Helper—Support Ohio’s Remote Learning with Quality Content from INFOhio is for INFOhio's IPartners, ICoaches, Providers, and all other education professionals who want to learn how to help support teachers with remote learning. In this series, participants will learn how to be the helpers for remote teaching and learning with INFOhio's digital content. In addition to sharing more about how to use INFOhio resources and tools, we will invite educational experts (that’s you!) to share best practices, observations of what works, and personal anecdotes from your current remote teaching and learning experiences. Each webinar will be held at noon, will last 1 hour, and participants can earn contact hour certificates for attending.

All webinars in this series will be recorded and links will be posted.

Recordings for webinars in this series are available here:

Hands-on Science for Remote Learning (Grades 6-12): Investigate the quality science digital content available from INFOhio to support Ohio’s Learning Standards and keep middle and high school students experimenting, testing, and charting even when they are out of the classroom lab! Our hypothesis is that Science Online, Science Reference Center, Educator Tools, and the Digital Video Collection will yield the results you were hoping for in your research to find great science content!

Hands-on Science for Remote Learning (Grades K-5): Investigate the quality science digital content available from INFOhio to support Ohio’s Learning Standards and keep primary students experimenting, testing, and charting even when they are out of the classroom lab! Our hypothesis is that World Book Kids, Science Reference Center, Educator Tools, and the Digital Video Collection will yield the results you were hoping for in your research to find great science content!

Early Learners Go Digital (Ages 3-5): Discover quality digital resources that provide a foundation for learning using a variety of media to support learners ages 3-5. INFOhio's Early Learning Portal, BookFlix, and World Book Early Learning contain content aligned with Ohio Learning Standards and develop a pathway for future success. We’ll explore strategies and practices for literacy instruction and parent support—all available from INFOhio.

ISearch: Find Texts for All Grades and All Subjects (Grades PreK-12): Discover how you can use ISearch to find the right text for the standard you are teaching. ISearch’s simple single search box will help you find text at all levels to develop content area knowledge and build comprehension. We'll share ways to use ISearch to increase student learning and how to easily save and share the wealth of high-quality text ISearch holds.

World Book Resources (Grades PreK-12)Explore the high-quality text, media, and learning activities available to students of all grade levels in the World Book suite of resources. We'll discuss how to integrate the content for maximum mastery in both online instruction and with students who may not have Internet access.

Points of View Reference Center (Grades 7-12): Look at current events from more than one viewpoint and develop students with critical thinking skills and a global perspective—even when the physical classroom is empty. Together, we'll identify online options that have worked when using this powerful database to boost remote learning.

IWonder & Genius Hour (Grades 4-10): Dig into IWonder to excavate websites that engage students and lead to questioning for learning. We'll discuss how project-based learning and inquiry can work in remote learning environments and share the first steps to setting up PBL in the virtual classroom.

Questions about this webinar series? Contact us at support.infohio.org.

For more information about Management Council and INFOhio webinars to support remote learning, see Zoom and INFOhio Training Offered to All Ohio School Districts and New Zoom Training Opportunities Free to Ohio School Districts.

About the Author

Posted by: Erica Clay

Erica Clay has been a member of INFOhio's Instructional Team since December 2013. She earned a BA in English and Music and a Master of Humanities from Wright State University, and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. As an ILibrarian, Erica evaluates and selects digital tools and resources aligned with Ohio Learning Standards, and supports integration of those tools and resources into classroom instruction. She also collects, analyzes, and shares INFOhio usage data to inform instructional design, and writes for INFOhio's social media, blog, and news.

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