Learning Events

Each year, SSLA offers a series of engaging online learning events or webinars. Each learning event introduces strategies and innovative practices to help teacher-librarians improve learning environments and capture value from new and existing technologies.

 

The online learning events provide professional development which can be accessed with a group, or on your own. Either way, there are no hidden costs or discomforts one experiences with travel. A headset with a microphone and an Internet connected computer is all that is needed to participate.

 

The 2016-2017 Learning Events feature FOUR outstanding sessions featuring speakers in the field of teacher librarianship and educational technology for the economical price of $90. Can't attend the live webinar due to a schedule conflict? No problem. Each session will be archived and emailed to paid participants. Participants can then listen to the session at a time convenient to them.

 

Register for the 2016-2017 Learning Events

 

The 30 second test must be completed prior to entering the Learning Event.

The URL to log into the room is: http://connect.edonline.sk.ca/ssla/

Choose "Enter as Guest"

Enter with your first name and last initial

The host will accept registered participants and they will be entered into the meeting room.

The meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the Learning Event.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Megan Hernberg.

 

Please visit the SSLA Learning Event Smore to view the 2015-2015 Learning Events at a glance.

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPING CREATIVITY IN EVERY LEARNING

Speaker: Naomi Harm
Date: October 19h, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Adobe Connect

 

Description: New and flexible learning spaces are no longer classrooms that hold 25 students and 1 teacher in a fixed box style, single purpose room. Contemporary learning requires larger spaces and the combination of student groups with more than one teacher. They need to be places that provide space for a wide range of learning styles. From the front door, to the school grounds, to the teaching and learning environment, the aesthetics of learning spaces greatly impact brain functionality and influence how students feel when they are in school. Join Naomi Harm, Dell Education Strategist, as she shares how educational leaders and collaborative teaching teams can design and create brain-friendly, contemporary learning environments in schools. Naomi will also share various collaboration activities that can be introduced in these new spaces using 1:1 and BYOD technologies.

 

Biography: Best known as an 21st century educational technology literacy specialist, Naomi welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to technology infused teaching and learning environments. Naomi is truly passionate about building global relationships with educational technology leaders, while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversations to meet the needs of today's diverse learners.

 

 

 


 

CHANGING THE MOBILE TEACHING AND LEARNING LANDSCAPE WITH STUDENT VOICE AND CHOICE

Speaker: Naomi Harm
Date: November 16th, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Adobe Connect

 

Description: Many schools are increasing the availability and use of mobile devices within their classrooms by implementing 1:1 or BYOD programs. Yet, many educators are not changing their instructional approaches to design, create, and deliver compelling lessons and activities that maximize student engagement and learning while leveraging the mobile learning landscape. This session will introduce you to a variety of best practices by modeling the importance of teacher-facilitated total participation techniques, personalized learning opportunities to maximize student choice and voice, and STEM integration techniques and activities for all learners to support student-led inquiry. Naomi Harm, Dell Education Strategist will also provide her best-of-the-best game plays of how to design effective student grouping strategies and accountability techniques to enable every student to own and celebrate their own learning.

 

Biography: Best known as an 21st century educational technology literacy specialist, Naomi welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to technology infused teaching and learning environments. Naomi is truly passionate about building global relationships with educational technology leaders, while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversations to meet the needs of today's diverse learners.

 

 

 

 

 

FICTION READING POWER

Speaker: Adrienne Gear
Date: December 7th, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Adobe Connect

 

Description: Reading Power is a reading comprehension approach which focuses students’ attention on their thinking, enabling them to interact more meaningfully with the text. Based on research, Reading Power is a practical approach to comprehension. This session will build on the concepts of Reading Power introduced at our workshop with Adrienne this last April. Many lessons will be modeled, student samples shown and recommended books shared.demonstrate new twists on "vintage" sites that you may have thought you knew and share the best of the year’s new releases. Remember, it’s not the tool, it’s how you use it to transform learning. 

 
 
BIography: Ms. Gear has been a teacher in the Vancouver School district for over 18 years working as a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, teacher librarian and District Literacy Mentor. Adrienne developed Reading Power almost 10 years ago and has been working with teachers in many districts presenting workshops, giving demonstration lessons and facilitating Reading Power leadership teams ever sinctechnology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. 

 

 

 

 

NON-FICTION READING POWER

Speaker: Adrienne Gear
Date: January 18th, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Platform: Adobe Connect

 

Description: “Non-fiction” is far more than books describing insects, dinosaurs and countries. Come and learn some exciting ways of bringing the world of nonfiction into your classroom! In this session we will explore the world of non-fiction and learn some exciting ways of introducing children to the different nonfiction forms as well as ways we can integrate more informational texts into our reading and writing programs. Lessons on helping students recognize, interpret and create “text features” will be introduced. Suggested resources, authors and nonfiction books will be included. 

 
 
BIography: Ms. Gear has been a teacher in the Vancouver School district for over 18 years working as a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, teacher librarian and District Literacy Mentor. Adrienne developed Reading Power almost 10 years ago and has been working with teachers in many districts presenting workshops, giving demonstration lessons and facilitating Reading Power leadership teams ever sinctechnology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. 
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