Professional Development

Diving into Library Learning!

August: As You Wish! - How the Librarian Can Help You!

Ever wonder about that big space in the middle of the school? Curious as to how the librarian can help? Come to a special session on how we can collaborate through the year. Bring your unit or theme titles and let's talk about collaborating together this year. We will be using an app called Padlet to share amongst ourselves.

Mondays @ 4pm in the library

September: Encyclopedias Done Gone - Researching with Databases

Everything's on the internet! Come find out how to access the online databases to be able to help your students conduct research. We will be examining 2 per session. After attending this session, register your class for us to be able to collaborate together on your One-To-The-World (OTTW) project.

Tuesdays @ 4 pm in the library

October: Booked! E-books for Teachers

Have a Kindle, computer, or cellular and love to read? Did you know there are books that are free for county employees to download? Come to this hands-on, technology session which will teach you everything you need to know to access e-books online and download them to your device. Don't forget your device!

Wednesdays @ 4 pm in the library

November: Citations-R-Us - Citing Your Sources

Everyone knows that we need to give credit where credit is due but how do you DO it! Learn how to write citations and references for your projects and papers. This is an online learning opportunity through Screencastomatic! Here is the link: CITATIONS -R-US. View this professional development in the comfort of your own home, if you like! Afterwards, sign up your class for a session on how to learn this important skill via the Doodle.

Anytime this month!

December: What Janie Copied - Plagiarism, Black & White

What is plagiarism? How can we teach students not to plagiarize? View this video on Plagiarism at https://youtu.be/Ly_AeHl4t5M. Online discussion via Google. The link will be shared as we get closer to the date. Specific strategies and resources will be shared.

Thursday, December 7th at 4pm

January: Check It Out! - Evaluating Online Information Resources

Everything on the internet is right! Right?! NOT! This poster discussion will go into how we can evaluate online resources and help our students to understand this as well. View the following videos titled Online Resources, Online Safety, and Internet Search and Internet Safety on BrainPop! at https://www.brainpop.com/technology/digitalcitizenship/onlinesources/ to be prepared. Posters will be up in the library for you to write comments and questions on. The final sharing will occur at our January facultymeeting.


Everyday in the library until the January Faculty Meeting on Monday, Jan. 24th

February: The Truth! - Using Primary and Secondary Sources

What is a Primary Source? What is a Secondary Source? Learn the difference between these two amazing resources and where you can find them in the library and on the internet. Bring your device and your sense of adventure as we explore the past!

Tuesdays @ 4 pm in the library

March: I-T interested? - Exploring Technology in the Library

Don't have a lot of time for a big speel on technology? Come and check us out as we hit a couple of goodies in the world of tech tools (Evernote, Compfight, Netgalley, Shelfari, just to name a few!). Leave with at least one that you will fall in love with. Be sure to bring your device!

Wednesdays @ 4 pm in the library

April: Tweet! - Twitter Basics

People are tweeting all over the county and you may be missing an important informational resource! What is this thing called Twitter? Come to our session to learn the basics of tweeting. Bring your device and be prepared to create a login name. We'll all be tweeting happily by the end!

Thursdays @ 4 pm in the library

May: Professional Resources Online

Are you working on a paper for a graduate class or need help with obtaining some professional development? Loudoun has access to ERIC and Central Services materials that can help you further your education. Resources are free and available to employees. Let's use them! Learn how. Bring your device and a pen so you can circle your favorites!

Fridays @ 4 pm in the library

June: Booked! - E-books for Teachers

Have a Kindle, computer, or cellular and love to read? Did you know there are books that are free for county employees to download? Come to this session which will teach you everything you need to know to access e-books online and download them to your device. Bring your device! Summer is just around the corner! Sign up in the library!

Anytime with sign-up!