Staff Training: K-12 Schools – On-Demand Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

K-12 Schools Staff Training

Fit learning into your busy schedule with access to on-demand training modules, downloadable PDFs, upcoming webinars, and tools to educate your staff and end users any time of day or night.

On-Demand Webinars

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Sora Essentials – January 2022

Ready to learn the basics of Sora so you can start exploring and help others get started, too?

Our Sora Essentials sessions are intended for educators brand new to the Sora platform who want to learn to:

  • Log into Sora using your school credentials
  • Borrow an ebook and audiobook
  • Customize your reading and listening experiences
  • Explore the top 5 ways Sora serves students
  • Help your students and other staff get started with Sora

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace – K-12 Schools (December 2021)

Join our Training team for an introductory session on OverDrive Marketplace, your hub for digital content. This live session will provide you an overview of shopping and purchasing in Marketplace.

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Mythbusting with OverDrive: Innovative Ways to Talk About Your Digital Library (December 2021)

"I tried ebooks a long time ago and it just wasn’t for me."
"It’s too much screen time for kids/students.”

How many times have you heard these reasons for why people aren’t using your digital library? Join OverDrive as we share simple, effective tips and resources to encourage all users, from the digital doubter to the tech savvy teen, to give digital a try.

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Audience: Public library and K-12 school staff who work with end users or anyone responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Bridging the Gap: Using Sora to Reclaim Unfinished Learning (September 2021)

How can Sora be a bridge between unfinished learning and thriving students? What can learning continuity, differentiation and inclusion, and data-driven decisions do to support all students amidst the widening educational gap? Join us to explore these topics and more with our OverDrive staff K-12 librarians.

  • Introduction 0:00-5:05
  • Data-driven decisions: Defining the problem 5:06-11:41
  • Learning continuity: Getting from here to there 11:42-26:16
  • Differentiation and inclusion: Learning for all students 26:17-36:13
  • Recap & Resource Center 36:14-45:50
  • Next steps 45:51-48:13

Public Library CONNECT: Building and growing library and school partnerships (September 2021)

Watch this on-demand webinar on Public Library CONNECT, a game-changing feature that helps kids read more and increases juvenile and young adult circulation. Public Library CONNECT enables students to borrow age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks from their school and local public library’s digital collection. OverDrive experts will share how it works, how to sign up for free, and best practices for a successful sharing partnership.