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  1. Gameschooling: Using Board Games in the Classroom

    October 27, 2021, 9:00 AM

    As a former neurobiologist who transitioned to teaching, I have experimented for the past seven years with the integration of board games as educational tools. Here I will discuss best practices for using board games effectively to teach content knowledge, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Topics covered will include gamer motivations, fun yet educational game mechanics, lesson plan structures, roles of educators in scaffolded learning, and common mistakes I have discovered in the “gameschooling” process.

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  2. Pretty Sweet Tech

    October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

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  3. Even More Open: Inclusive Design in Open Educational Resources

    October 27, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Since the inception of Affordable Learning Georgia in 2014, accessibility has been a priority within the creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER). However, the world’s definitions of disability and accessibility have changed since then: open resources should meet a diverse range of learners where they are, with our design matching their interaction needs. Jeff Gallant, Program Director of Affordable Learning Georgia, will demonstrate new methods in inclusive design, from things you can do yourself within Microsoft Word to ALG’s new inclusive web-based platform for open textbooks, OpenALG.

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  4. The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Children Birth Through Eight

    October 27, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Please join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to foster and support our children’s emotional well-being providing them with an emotional toolkit for life, starting at birth.

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  5. How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

    October 27, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research to maximize your engagement.

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  6. The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library

    October 27, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Join this webinar and discover how incorporating diverse stories and incentive-based learning during an era of DACA repeal, Asian discrimination, a Muslim ban, and the Black Lives Matter movement empowered students and created a culture of reading at one school. Cicely Lewis will share tools you can use to obtain community support and equip yourself and those around you to lead change in your schools. She will walk attendees through creative ways to diversify your reading list and open up to more diverse texts.

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  7. AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning

    October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM

    AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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