Tech-Talk's 3-Part Webinar Series: Become a TECH HERO and POWER COMMUNICATOR (NY)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Location:
Online

Description:

Upgrade Your Skills and Discover the NEW Tech-Talk Database.
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Session #1 (Sep 11). OFFICE SHORTCUTS AND WORD. (Novice & Intermediate). Learn little-known Word techniques, formatting tricks and Windows shortcuts.

Session #2 (Oct 16). EXCEL, POWERPOINT, SOCIAL MEDIA. (Advance Non-Techie). Understand Pivot Tables and Infographics, discover more polished ways to present key messages and figures, explore Social Media options.

Session #3 (Dec 11). COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Learn effective ways to speak, write and persuade, deal with conflict and lead.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/5070a35172f1fdf2dc2040ba88984b7b

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SEATING LIMITED to first 100 registrants.
Recording available to those who register in case you can't attend.

Speaker Name:
Linda Keefe and Deborah Davis of Tech-Talk
Speaker Bio:

Linda Keefe and Deb Davis have published Tech-Talk for over 23 years, reaching librarians of all types and educational support organizations across the nation. Their introduction to the library industry began in 1996 at the Brooklyn Public Library where they created the Technology Advocate program, training 120 staff in 60 branches, reducing the IT Help Desk average response time of tech reps from 17 days to 3 days, within the first three weeks of the six-week training. Deb has a BS in Human Environmental Science, with a minor in Business. Linda has a BS in Education and an MBA in International Marketing. As technology communicators, they blend essential workplace skills (Office Suite, Internet, and Interpersonal Communications) into articles, videos, and database activities that allow you to be life-long learners, developing innovative ways of working independently and with colleagues.

 

Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments

 

Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments

 

2 Professional Development Sessions that Support C3 Framework and Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

Mondays, December 2 and 9, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Location: WNYLRC Training Center (4950 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY)

 

The goal of this professional development program is to:

  • Introduce educators to the principles of communication across the curriculum and communication in the disciplines;
  • Build a knowledge base of digital primary sources available through the Library of Congress;
  • Understand and develop strategies to foster critical thinking through communication across the curriculum techniques;
  • Identify key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use;
  • Identify how argument and communication techniques can be effectively used in the social studies or history classroom;
  • Develop and implement practical strategies to support evidence-based arguments;
  • Lead supported debate to deepen students’ ability to use valid reasoning and evidence;
  • Implement reflection to integrate learning and achieve writing or communication goals; and
  • Create a new and refreshing 21st century classroom where teachers can offer students an environment of blended learning in which students are active participants.

Each attendee will be required to attend two full day sessions:

  • The first full-day session will be devoted exploring how to foster critical thinking through communication across the curriculum techniques; building a knowledge base of digital primary sources; and conducting inquiry-based learning with primary sources.
  • The second full-day session will be devoted to introducing the TPS Teachers Network for further sources and lesson plans; instructing using inquiry, argument and writing in the social studies or history classroom; and conducting pop-up debate and reflection to further communication and writing outcomes.

We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and hope that you will participate in a unique endeavor that offers the best from the ELA and social sciences fields.

Presenters:

Dr. Ann Rivera, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Chair, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at Villa Maria College, and member of the Buffalo Board of Education

Heidi Ziemer, Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator, Western New York Library Resources Council, and Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development Provider Institute Coach

 

Stipends are available to reimburse the cost of substitute teachers

 

CTLE credit will be available and lunch will be provided

 

Contact Dr. Ann Rivera at riveraar@villa.edu or Ms. Heidi Ziemer at hziemer@wnylrc.org for more information about registration

 

 

This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.