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Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen Webinar/Event

February 06, 2020

During this webinar, you will learn smart ways to engage the community in the face of crisis, and how to get organized across a district. Join John Chrastka from EveryLibrary as he discusses ways to prevent potential problems and to proactively position yourself if they come. If there is a threat to your position or budget - or to other school libraries or librarians across your district - know how to mobilize people to help you fight back.

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Innovation Includes Sustainability Webinar/Event

January 23, 2020

Future Ready Superintendents Julie Mitchell and Marlon Styles both understand that innovation must include sustainability. As seasoned district leaders, they understand that sustaining innovative practices means districts must put a vision in place, incorporate professional learning, involve the local community, and ensure that the financial components add up. It’s not simply about dollars and cents.   In this webinar, our panelists will discuss  evaluating the total costs of new initiatives;  looking past costs and including aspects such as professional learning and staffing needs;  including the community’s voice as a core component of the vision of sustainability;  evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the initiative; and  replicating lessons learned. 

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Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime Webinar/Event

January 16, 2020

“What will happen today that has your kids running back tomorrow?” That’s just one of the thought-provoking questions best-selling author Thomas C. Murray asks in his latest book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime. Join Tom and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by: making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic; ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic; developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and being personal and authentic. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

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The Future Ready Librarians® Fireside Chat Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! Webinar/Event

December 12, 2019

In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

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Think Differently About Professional Learning Creating High-Quality Personalized Professional Learning that Works Webinar/Event

November 19, 2019

Dr. Montra Rogers and Dr. Joe Sanfelippo teamed up to discuss the trials and triumphs of transforming stale, sit-and-get professional development into uniquely personalized and appropriate professional learning opportunities for educators, regardless of the role they hold in their districts. Underscored with a common goal of meaningful personalized professional learning, they highlighted how to: create a culture of continuous learning, foster capacity and shared agency, and design for and be mindful of scalability and sustainability, so as to increase the efficacy of implementation

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Dishing Up Some Digital Citizenship Webinar/Event

November 12, 2019

In this webinar, join Shannon McClintock Miller, and her special guests, for this informative, exciting and fun conversation around digital citizenship. 1. What skills do digital citizens need to be successful? 2. How can librarians be champions of this work? 3. What digital citizenship successes can you celebrate? 4. What does an empowered digital citizen look like?

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