The Teaching, Learning & Technology Round Table of the Pennsylvania Library Association is excited to close out 2018 by offering you a free professional development webinar! Please join to learn how you can make database instruction fun through gamification.
Search App Smackdown! Gamifying Database Instruction
Description: Teaching databases… Not fun for you, and not fun for students! We all recognize the need to teach learners how to use these important resources, but so often this instruction is boring and ill-received. So, stop doing it! Try a Smackdown instead! Learn how to use videos, badges and digital breakout boxes to gamify your instruction. Your students will love it… and you might have some fun, too!
Dr. Brenda Boyer is a school librarian, instructional designer, and graduate LIS instructor. She has designed library and information fluency instruction for secondary learners in the Kutztown (PA) School District, as well as online graduate and professional development courses for Eduspire and Rutgers University. Dr. Boyer frequently presents at iNACOL, AASL, and other conferences and is an instructional design consultant for the Institute for Teaching & Leading (i4tl). She received the 2014 AASL Collaborative School Library Award and is a co-author of the Library Technology Report: Social Media Curation (ALA, 2014). Recently, she has had articles published in Knowledge Quest, School Library Journal, and Internet@Schools.
When: December 5, 3:00 – 4:00 (EST)
Where: Log-in here for session No registration is required – just show up! (you may enter as guest)
The Teaching, Learning & Technology Round Table is dedicated to providing support and professional development for librarians in academic, public and school libraries who provide instruction to all library users. Learn more about the Round Table.
If you have questions, please contact Emily Reed.