Professional Development

Blog posts, online classes, presentation slide stacks, and more to support Educator Professional Development.

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AASL The Future of School Libraries
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School librarians can improve their practice by expanding their interactions to peers from different countries and cultures. This issue explores how school librarians can increase their global competence. Articles address cultural intelligence, international school library guidelines, school library research from around the world, and more.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Problem-Solving and Communication
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Author:
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
Associate Professor and Director
California State University (CSU) Long Beach
Cultural Adventures Kelly Grogg
Dean of the Library
Doctoral Candidate
Guide & Consultant
Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Lecturer
Lesley S. J. Farmer
Librarian
Michele A. L. Villagran
Nelda Sullivan Middle School Francesca Sanna
Peace Corps Janet Lee
Professional Development Coordinator
Professor
Professor Emerita
Regis University Kate Lechtenberg
School Librarian
The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education Sheila F. Baker
University of Alberta Connie Champlin
University of Alberta Karen Gavigan
University of Houston-Clear Lake Bonnie Alexander
University of Iowa Jeanie Phillips
University of North Texas Barbara Schultz-Jones
University of North Texas Dianne Oberg
University of South Carolina Jennifer L. Branch-Mueller
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Are You Ready? INFOhio Supports Student Learning with Robust Infrastructure
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This is one in a series of Teach With INFOhio blog posts which aligns INFOhio's resources and web-based tools with Future Ready's Framework. The series of blog posts for Future Ready will be completed by August 2019.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Accountability
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Emily Rozmus
Date Added:
04/05/2019
Build Problem Solvers and Critical Thinkers with INFOhio's Inquiry Framework
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Curious about building critical thinking skills in your students? Interested in inquiry? Inquiry is a student-centered learning approach that focuses on helping students develop skills in three critical areas: questioning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Give your research process a redo with inquiry and INFOhio! This session will support teachers in grades 6-12 learn how INFOhio digital tools and resources can support inquiry-based learning in the classroom.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/10/2020
Build Your Own Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum . . . for Free!
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Presentation delivered at OETC20.
Are you using textbooks that are more than 10 years old? Are you spending your weekend scouring the web for free instructional materials? When it comes to supplementing or building curriculum using Open Educational Resources, the challenges are many. With INFOhio, finding teacher-approved digital resources that you can use for free to build or supplement your curriculum is quick and easy. In this session, you'll dig into INFOhio's OER tools and the high-quality digital resources that INFOhio has licensed for all Ohio PreK-12 students, educators, and their parents. Using INFOhio's Educator Tools, which now includes over 70,000 lesson plans, assessments, and other instructional materials curated by education professionals, you will build a personal collection of standards-aligned lessons, labs, and other activities. Then you'll use ISearch to discover a wealth of digital content--including texts, videos, images, and more--that you can upload to your learning management system for student use. Take back your weekend by building your own standards-aligned digital curriculum for free with INFOhio's Open Educational Resources.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/10/2020
Copy of Amp Up Research with INFOhio & Google Apps
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Teaching writing and the research process can be a daunting task for any teacher. INFOhio is packed with resources, tools and support for teachers and students. Plus, many of these are now integrated with Google Apps. We will explore the INFOhio resources and how to use them with Google Apps, the power of Google Classroom, and Google tools that improve student writing and teacher feedback.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lori Lee
Date Added:
02/18/2020
ELA Resources Easy and 1,2.,3 - StarkCountyESC_March1.2019
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Remix and Share
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Presentation with notes on INFOhio tools and resources to use with ELA. This is similar to the presentation provided at the Stark County ESC on March 1, 2019. Teachers are welcome to use, reuse, remix this to assist colleagues and students with understanding how they can use INFOhio tools and resources to benefit themselves.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Connie Sickels
Jennifer Schwelik
Date Added:
02/27/2019
Frequently Asked Questions About Creative Commons Lisc. and Copyright
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No Strings Attached
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This list was developed by the Creative Commons site and addresses many common questions about types of Creative Commons Lisc. and how they relate to copyright.

Subject:
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Creative Commons
What Happens If Someone Applies A Creative Commons License To My Work Without My Knowledge Or Authorization
What Happens If The Author Decides To Revoke The Cc License To Material I Am Using
Date Added:
05/24/2019
Get to Know INFOhio OETC 2020
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Looking for high-quality digital content and tools for your students to use in the classroom? Searching for lessons and resources to build an engaging learning environment? Then come shake hands with INFOhio and learn how you can utilize the premium content available in Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library at no cost to your school. Connect with early literacy tools like Early Bird Learning Portal, foster close reading with Kids InfoBits, encourage inquiry-based learning with IWonder, and develop college and career readiness skills with ISearch—just to name a few! With INFOhio’s updated website, finding what you need has never been easier. Join us to learn how INFOhio supports you with lesson preparation, student engagement, digital learning, and professional development.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/11/2020
Google Tools to Support Future Ready Schools
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This is a professional development presentation which gives an overview of Future Ready, breaks down some of the wedges and connects specific Google tools and Google integrated tools to them.

Subject:
Productivity
Educational Technology
Leadership
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lori Lee
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Grow Readers and Cultivate Literacy with INFOhio’s Digital Text
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Do your students comprehend, analyze, and synthesize when they read from a screen? Learn how you can harness the power of digital resources to engage young learners with INFOhio! This session will help K-5 educators investigate best practices for digital reading and implement how to model them in the classroom using INFOhio's quality eBooks and digital text available at no cost to Ohio schools.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/11/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BLUEcloud Cataloging
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to BLUEcloud Cataloging, SirsiDynix's next-generation, browser-based, cataloging software. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BookFlix
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Scholastic BookFlix, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. Learn how to use the resource and integrate BookFlix into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Educator Tools
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Educator Tools, INFOhio's repository of high-quality, standards-aligned OER. Learn how to use Educator Tools to find resources to support all subjects and all grade levels. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Explora for Grades PreK-5
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Explora for Grades PreK-5, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/13/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: ISearch for Teachers
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to ISearch, INFOhio's discovery search interface. Learn how to use ISearch to find resources for students and how to teach students to use ISearch for their research. Upon successful completion of this class, earn a certificate for three contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Introduction to INFOhio
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class will help participants learn how to navigate the INFOhio website easily and learn more about the INFOhio digital content and web tools. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Kids InfoBits
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Gale's Kids InfoBits, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/13/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: OER and the 5 P's
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class will help you develop a plan your district, school, or department can use to build or supplement curriculum with Open Educational Resources (OER) and other no-cost digital resources from INFOhio. Upon successful completion of this class, earn a certificate for four contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Leadership
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Open Space Collaboration and Creation
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class helps participants learn about working in public and private groups, submitting resources, and remixing existing OER in Open Space. After successfully completing the final quiz for the Open Space Basics class, earn a certificate for three contact hour.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
01/29/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: What is Inquiry?
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to the inquiry process and the INFOhio tools and resources that support students as they question, discover, learn, and grow. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for four contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/13/2020
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Early Learning
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to World Book Early Learning, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource and integrate its content into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Kids
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to World Book Kids, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
11/19/2019
INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Student and Advanced
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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to World Book Student and World Book Advanced, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/13/2020
OETC20 Presentation Closing The Million Word Gap
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Remix and Share
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This presentation was shared at OETC20, Ohio's technology conference. It provides research and resources behind the importance of building working vocabulary for all students in all subject areas preK-12. Tools include sources of high quality text sets.

Subject:
Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Reading for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Char Shryock
Date Added:
02/12/2020
Open Pedagogy: A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
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The main objective of this course is to explore and critique the role of an open pedagogy in education. Participants will develop an understanding of the concept of open and explore its application in, primarily, the context of educational environments as well as use and assess emerging learning technologies and social media. Participants will also learn about a variety of other initiatives and projects employing an open pedagogy, learn how to both identify and create open educational resources and develop a familiarity with the legal and policy considerations (e.g. copyright) surrounding the use and creation of open content. Through reading, writing, and sharing these writings, participants will make important contributions to the ongoing and exciting conversation around the future of teaching and learning.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Open Michigan
University of Michigan
Date Added:
02/06/2019
Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth – A free online professional development curriculum
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The Project READY curriculum is a series of free, online, self-paced professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators, and others. Project READY is for anyone interested in improving their knowledge about race, racism, and racial equity, and interested in improving relationships with, services to, and resources for youth of color and Native youth through inclusive environments and programs.

The Project READY curriculum aims to:
• introduce youth services library staff to research in areas such as race and racism, critical theory, and culturally responsive or sustaining pedagogy.
• establish a shared understanding of foundational concepts and issues related to race, racism, and racial equity.
• encourage self-reflection related to race and racial identity for both white and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) library staff in public and school libraries.
• amplify the work of practitioners and scholars who are providing inclusive and culturally responsive services for youth of color and Indigenous youth.
• provide concrete strategies for creating and/or improving library programs and services for Black youth, Indigenous youth, and children and teens of color.

The curriculum consists of 27 modules, designed to be worked through by individuals or small groups. Modules are organized into three sequential sections. The first section (Foundations) focuses on basic concepts and issues that are fundamental to understanding race and racism and their impact on library services. The second section (Transforming Practice) explores how these foundational concepts relate to and can be applied in library environments. Finally, the third section (Continuing the Journey) explores how library professionals can sustain racial equity work and grow personally and professionally in this area after completing the curriculum.

Subject:
Practitioner Support
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
University of North Carolina
Date Added:
06/19/2019
Tech Curriculum and 1 to 1 Planning Guide v5.19.pdf
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A research-based Infographic showing the key steps to developing your pK-12 Technology Curriculum. Also includes a guide to implementing a successful 1:1 program in your school or district.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
NWOET
Date Added:
06/18/2019