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Must-Have Teaching Tools for In-Person, Hybrid, and Virtual Learning

You already know how to create effective lessons, but you may not have everything you need to transform them for today’s methods of delivery. Discover some of the teaching tools helping educators and librarians navigate in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning.

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How One School Reduces Student Stress and Builds Connection

In this episode of the Open Book Webcast, hear from a media specialist about the challenges her students, teachers, parents, and community have faced during the pandemic. Learn what her school and library have done to reduce student stressors and improve connection.

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4 Engaging Winter Craft Program Ideas for Kids

Whether in person or virtual, these cozy program ideas are snow much fun they’re sure to be a hit with kids. You’ll find lists for everything you need to create individual grab-n-go kits to pair with winter read alouds.

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How One District Is Boosting Safety and Stemming Learning Loss

In this episode of the Open Book Webcast, hear from a director of library media services about her district’s efforts to keep families and staff safe while stemming learning loss due to the pandemic.

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One Leader’s Vision for School Change Post-Pandemic

In this episode of the Open Book Webcast, hear from a seasoned educational leader about the current educational landscape and what school change could look like post-pandemic.

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Mask-Wearing Advice from an Expert

Get answers on how effective masks are in preventing the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 and what types of masks work best.

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COVID-19 and Children: Dr. Navsaria Weighs In

In this Open Book Webcast, you’ll hear from pediatrician and librarian Dr. Dipesh Navsaria about the importance of information literacy in the time of COVID-19 and what the latest research tells us.

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How to Create a School Calming Room

Learn how you can create a school calming room to help combat the effects of chronic stress and anxiety on students and help them focus on academics.

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Activity Calendars

Use these idea-filled children’s, teen, and adult calendars to plan your monthly programming, and give parents and caregivers daily activity tips with early literacy calendar handouts.

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