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

K-12 Schools Staff Training

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On-Demand Webinars

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Getting Started with Sora (September 2021)

Learn how easy it is to get started with Sora, the student reading app. Browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, create notes and highlights in titles, add access to a public library's digital collection, and more.

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Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace – K-12 Schools (October 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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Looking for Professional Development hours?
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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.

Level Up with Sora for Your Classrooms and Curriculum (August 2021)

Do you ever wish your students engaged with books like they do with video games or social media? Or that you could make reading fun while meeting your students’ varied learning needs? Sora has all the tools to help you level up and make this a reality.

Join OverDrive’s K-12 experts as we share ways Sora can encourage book discovery and motivate students to read more. We’ll demonstrate Sora’s flexible reading tools and provide tips and resources to help your school community fully leverage digital content.

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