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 Connections: Making the Most of Your School Breaks (May 2022)

This Sora Connections session is intended for educators with a basic understanding of Sora who want to:

  • Explore how Sora and other no-cost resources can support students 24/7
  • Increase student equity, access, and engagement with Sora - even when school isn't in session!
  • Ensure their school is set up for success with Sora before students leave the building

World Literary Tour: Spotlight on OverDrive’s Spanish-Language Catalog (May 2022)

Mucho gusto! Next stop - Spain! Discover OverDrive's Spanish-language catalog and learn how you can support World Languages for your library or school with digital content. Join our experts for this webinar to explore:

  • OverDrive's Spanish catalog and featured Latin-American and European authors
  • Shopping and selecting Spanish-language titles in OverDrive Marketplace
  • Featured collections on the World Literary Tour schedule and where to find them

Sora Essentials (May 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

Want to earn a certificate? Scroll to the bottom of the Get Resources page to take an assessment.

Marketplace Connections: Advocate for Your Digital Collection with Data and Insights (April 2022)

Join OverDrive experts to learn how to prepare a collection of reports that demonstrate the impact of your school's digital collection. In this session, you'll learn to:

  • Run impactful reports to advocate for budget, access, and recognition.
  • Improve workflow with SmartCarts and other automated features.
  • Dive into data on usage, interest, and the health of your collection.

Marketplace Essentials (April 2022)

Ready to learn the basics of Marketplace, the shopping and administrative portal?

Our Marketplace Essentials session is intended for educators brand new to Marketplace who want to:

  • Learn the basics of digital content and how it differs from print
  • Explore how digital libraries work, including the difference between shared & Advantage collections
  • Sign in and navigate Marketplace
  • Discover how Sora and Marketplace connect to meet the needs of educators & students
  • Browse the digital catalog, build carts, and purchase titles in Marketplace

Want to earn a certificate? Scroll to the bottom of the Get Resources page to take an assessment.

AudioFile & OverDrive Present: SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (April 2022)

SYNC is back for 2022!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week for sixteen weeks. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season.

Join Michele and Francisca from AudioFile and Lisa from OverDrive as they discuss the benefits of audiobooks, talk about this year's offerings, and demonstrate how to access the titles with Sora, the student reading app. Visit audiobookSYNC.com to register for the SYNC program and download the Sora app from your favorite app store by searching "Sora, by OverDrive."

Sora Connections: Beyond Ebooks & Audiobooks (March 2022)

Ready to take the next steps with Sora? Learn simple, straightforward ways to implement digital formats such as comics & graphic novels, read-alongs, magazines, and Extras into your current teaching practices and curriculum.

This Sora Connections session is intended for educators with a basic understanding of Sora who want to:

  • Explore the evolving relationship between print and digital reading strategies
  • Increase student equity, access, and engagement with unique digital formats
  • Implement digital habits into your daily classroom practices

Marketplace Connections: Reserving & Bundling Content (February 2022)

Interested in creating digital book bins for your students? Want to set aside titles for a classroom or curriculum library? Learn how to offer exclusive access to digital titles for specific students by reserving titles and creating "content bundles."

This Marketplace Connections session is intended for educators with a basic understanding of Marketplace and Sora who want to:

  • Discover how content bundles can help meet their unique needs
  • Learn how students can unlock content bundles in Sora
  • Identify the steps in reserving and bundling content in Marketplace

Sora Connections: Vocabulary Strategies (January 2022)

Ready to take the next steps with Sora? Learn simple, straightforward ways to implement digital content into your current teaching practices.

This Sora Connections session is intended for educators with a basic understanding of Sora who want to:

  • Explore the evolving relationship between print and digital reading strategies
  • Increase student equity, access, and engagement with ebooks and other digital formats
  • Discover digital habits to implement into your classroom practices