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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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio

OETC_ Technology Tools Supporting Differentiation in the Classroom

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Differentiating for our gifted students--and indeed, for all students--can feel challenging and time-consuming, but technology can help us work more efficiently, providing structure and support for students at the depth and complexity they need. This hands-on session shares ways we can utilize apps, web sites, and tools to efficiently, effectively provided differentiated learning activities and experiences for our students. Participants will use tools such as Nearpod, Padlet, and TES Blendspace as we look at how technology resources can support tiered activities, learning contracts, and menus. The session also explores how learning management systems can support differentiation. Next, we look at how formative assessment tools like Edulastic and Edcite can support decision-making around differentiation and also provide differentiated assessments. Finally, we look at how the resources and tools available through Infohio can make preparing differentiated lessons and activities simpler for us as educators. Through hands-on exploration, partner and small group discussion, and whole-group sharing, we will come away with ideas and strategies to help us more efficiently and effectively address the wide range of strengths and needs in our classrooms

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Infohio

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio