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INFOhio is Flipping OETC 2021

Author // INFOhio Staff Thursday, 28 January 2021

Are you attending OETC 2021? Kick-off week is February 8-12 and this year registration is free! Watch and learn during INFOhio's pre-recorded, on-demand sessions and then participate in our live sessions to explore resources, tools, and best practices that transform instruction and impact learning.

 

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INFOhio is flipping OETC 2021. Watch our pre-recorded, on-demand sessions to listen and learn about INFOhio resources, digital content, high quality instructional materials, and more. These sessions will be available in the OETC Content On Demand Gallery. Then attend INFOhio's four live sessions where INFOhio team members and partners will be sharing additional content, answering questions, and diving into active discussions with the participants.

View our presentations by topic:
INFOhio Library Services
Teaching with INFOhio Digital Content
RemotEDx

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Content On-Demand Gallery 
Live Sessions

Also check out these on-demand sessions from The Management Council, INFOhio's parent organization. Find information on these sessions here.

Slideshow presentations and recordings are now available. 


 

INFOhio Library Services Series

 

INFOhio and BLUEcloud: The Cutting Edge of Library Services

INFOhio invites you to learn more about our BLUEcloud Library Services Platform (LSP), a modern multi-tenant, cloud-based system that works with your existing library database to provide a fresh user interface designed for efficiency and optimized workflow. INFOhio staff will highlight features of this cutting-edge software and panelists who are actively using BLUEcloud will give you their first-hand experiences and share best practices for your own successful implementation.

Session Presenters: Janah Shumaker and Juanita Markham

 

Newest Features of INFOhio Library Services

INFOhio Library Services have many new options available that your school may not have had an opportunity to explore. During this session, we will focus on six recent developments that are exciting for libraries, for technology staff, and even classroom teachers:

  • ISearch Mobile: As the name implies, it’s a mobile-friendly version of ISearch, but it can be used on other devices too!
  • Fetch: A brand new online catalog for our youngest learners that is being implemented in the spring.
  • BLUEcloud Course Lists: Allows teachers to gather resources from anywhere, including the school library, as they prepare their lesson plans
  • BLUEcloud Circulation and Cataloging: An intuitive web-based interface that allows for common library functions from a web-based tool.
  • SymphonyWeb: A web version of the traditional WorkFlows Client, allowing the use of a familiar interface without installing and maintaining software on the workstation.
  • MobileStaff: A mobile tool that can be used for circulating materials in the classroom and even at the curb! Also includes features to help improve the accuracy of your library materials.

Join us to learn more about how your school can use these tools!

Session Presenters: Charles Schmiesing and Michael Ridinger

 

Scan Your Asset Accountability Worries Goodbye with INFOhio

You are accountable for every book, tablet, Chromebook, laptop, Bunsen burner, and music stand in your school. Make it easier to track them using a tool you already have!

The SirsiDynix Enterprise software that powers your INFOhio Library Services Platform (INFOhio LSP) tracks library books, of course, but it can also track anything with a barcode. Schools around Ohio are using their LSP to reduce the cost of lost equipment, increase the number of educational resources students can use, and collect data on how resource access improves student achievement.

The LSP allows you to keep track of your student and staff use of physical materials and where those materials are currently located. The software is flexible enough that, among other things, you can track items assigned to students and staff such as textbooks, one-to-one devices, and the equipment that is in your classrooms and on mobile carts. The LSP also includes a customizable reports module along with an optional checkout history feature.

INFOhio partners with all Information Technology Centers (ITCs) in the state of Ohio to offer the SirsiDynix Suite of products to Ohio’s PreK-12 schools. The Suite offers your school a clean, modern interface to help you manage your devices, equipment, and textbooks efficiently and effectively. You already have the tools. Learn more about using this resource to improve the asset management in your district. Leave this session knowing what to ask your local ITC regarding how to get started tracking your school assets.

Session Presenters: Kamile Shed, Jim Martin, and Tracy Varner

 

Flipped Session: INFOhio Library Services

Thursday, February 11, 3:30-4:15

Watch the recordings in the INFOhio Library Services Series. Then attend this live session where the INFOhio Technical Team will be sharing additional content, answering questions, and diving into active discussions with the participants.

Session Presenters: INFOhio Technical Team

 

Teaching with INFOhio Digital Content Series

 

Build Problem Solvers and Critical Thinkers with Inquiry and INFOhio

Curious about building critical thinking skills in your students? Interested in inquiry? Inquiry is a student-centered learning approach that focuses on helping students develop skills in three critical areas: questioning, critical thinking, and problem solving. In this session, we’ll explore how to use INFOhio’s ISearch and digital resources to support students as they question, locate, and evaluate information. Participants will learn how to blend best practices for digital reading with strategies for incorporating inquiry-based instruction into remote, hybrid, and face-to-face classroom instruction. Discover how incorporating inquiry skills into classroom instruction can increase engagement and personalize learning for your students. Equity is at the heart of INFOhio’s mission and providing access to high-quality digital resources from EBSCO brings to your classroom digital text from popular magazines and publishers. Students, teachers, and families across Ohio have access to INFOhio resources; now explore how to integrate eBooks and digital text into instruction. Take your learning from the classroom to the kitchen table and identify materials to share with families for home support. This will allow learning to extend beyond the presentation and provide support for classroom integration.

Session Presenter: Mary Rowland

Engage K-5 Students with Best Practices for Digital Reading

Explore best practices to integrate digital texts into classroom instruction, regardless of whether students and teachers are learning in a remote, hybrid, or face-to-face environment. In this session, debunk commonly held myths about reading digital text to master the research-based best practices needed to engage and empower students reading on a screen. For over 20 years, INFOhio's mission has been to provide equitable access to high-quality digital resources, necessary for a successful education and future, to all students, teachers, and families in Ohio. Learn more about the digital content available at no cost and strategies to support close reading of text from quality resources such as BookFlix, Highlights Library, and World Book. Take your learning from the classroom to the kitchen table and identify materials to share with families for home support. The presentation concludes with additional resources participants can explore on best practices for digital reading to extend learning beyond the presentation and provide support for classroom integration.

Session Presenter: Emily Rozmus

Everyday Engagement Using Digital Text with Students in Grades 6-12

Explore best practices to integrate digital texts into classroom instruction, regardless of whether students and teachers are learning in a remote, hybrid, or face-to-face learning environment. In this session, debunk commonly held myths about reading digital text to master the research-based best practices needed to engage and empower students reading on a screen. Equity is at the heart of INFOhio’s mission providing access to high-quality digital resources from EBSCO and World Book, bringing to your classroom digital text from popular magazines and publishers. Students, teachers, and families across Ohio have access to INFOhio resources; now explore how to integrate eBooks and digital text into instruction. Take your learning from the classroom to the kitchen table and identify materials to share with families for home support. This session will conclude with additional resources participants can explore on best practices for digital reading. This will allow learning to extend beyond the presentation and provide support for classroom integration.

Session Presenter: Mary Rowland
 

Fill Your Curriculum Toolbox with INFOhio Digital Resources

Looking for high-quality digital content and tools for your students to use in the classroom? Searching for lessons and resources to build an engaging learning environment in a remote, blended, or face-to-face setting?  Then take a virtual tour with INFOhio and learn how you can utilize the premium content available in Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library at no cost to your school. Connect with early literacy tools like Early Learning Portal, foster close reading with BookFlix and Highlights Library, encourage inquiry-based learning with IWonder, and develop college and career readiness skills with ISearch—just to name a few! Join us to learn how INFOhio supports you with lesson preparation, student engagement, digital learning, and professional development. 

Session Presenter: Sarah Mowery

 

Flipped Session: Teaching with INFOhio Digital Content Series

Friday, February 12, 3:30-4:15

Watch the recordings in the Teaching with INFOhio Digital Content Series. Then attend this live session where the INFOhio Instructional Team will be sharing additional content, answering questions, and diving into active discussions with the participants.

Session Presenters: INFOhio Instructional Team

 

RemotEDx

 

Accelerating Remote, Blended, and Hybrid Learning for Schools through RemotEDx

RemotEDx is a state-level initiative that brings together a unique mix of remote, hybrid, and blended learning partners from across the state to help schools and districts enhance, expand, and more effectively scale high-quality remote, hybrid, and blended education models. RemotEDx places a premium on equity and seeks to support and empower Ohio’s most underserved students. Join Ohio’s Educational Service Centers, the Management Council, and INFOhio to learn about support services, resources, and funding opportunities available to Ohio schools and education organizations through RemoteEDx.

Session Presenters: Joe Mancini, Sandra Preiss, and Erica Clay

 

Flipped Session: RemotEDx

Thursday, February 11, 9:15-10:00

Watch Accelerating Remote, Blended, and Hybrid Learning for Schools through RemotEDx, available in the OETC Content On Demand Gallery. Then attend this live session where presenters from INFOhio, The Management Council, and Ohio's Educational Service Centers will be sharing additional information, answering questions, and diving into active discussions with the participants.

Session Presenters: Joe Mancini, Sandra Preiss, Erica Clay, Lori Lee, and Matt Yauk

 

Content On-Demand Gallery

 

On-demand recordings now available: 


Accelerating Remote, Blended, and Hybrid Learning for Schools through RemotEDx

Build Problem Solvers and Critical Thinkers with Inquiry and INFOhio

Engage K-5 Students with Best Practices for Digital Reading

Everyday Engagement Using Digital Text with Students in Grades 6-12

Fill Your Curriculum Toolbox with INFOhio Digital Resources

INFOhio and BLUEcloud: The Cutting Edge of Library Services

Newest Features of INFOhio Library Services

Scan Your Asset Accountability Worries Goodbye with INFOhio

 

Live Sessions

 
On-demand recordings are now available for the live sessions. Enter passcode associated with each recording to view.

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Flipped Session: GenYES In Ohio - Passcode: 5^&PZ2E9 

Flipped Session: INFOhio Library Services - Passcode: AWY@0zqC 

Flipped Session: RemotEDx - Passcode: 7S?$Zr06

Flipped Session: Teaching with INFOhio Digital Content - Passcode: 3+C=?BB0 

 

 

The Management Council

 

Benefits of a Unified Communications Platform for K12

Session Presenters: Jason Mobley and Scott Gaughan

 

GenYES In Ohio

The GenYES program prepares powerful teams of Student Technology Leaders (STLs) in grades 3-12 to work with educators, peers, and IT staff to integrate technology in ways that improve student learning. Students in the program participate in real-world experiences that develop the technology and people skills necessary to assist with EdTech challenges in the classroom. Students will also develop the lifelong learning and people skills necessary to succeed in college and career, including a pathway program to top jobs. This program helps the IT department to expand their support structure by utilizing the Student Tech Leaders. Learn how to implement this program into your school district by utilizing direction from Information Technology Centers, Generation YES, and the Management Council.

Session Presenters: Jeffrey Davis, Jeremy Hunter, and Adam Fletcher

 

TechGuard Security – Security Awareness Training

All it takes is one employee and one click to jeopardize the security of your entire organization. To reduce the risk of a security-related incident, you need a workforce that is well-trained and well-aware of the current cyberthreat landscape. TechGuard Security provides security awareness training and phishing simulations to help enable your human firewall. With over 800+ training assets and over 1,000+ phishing templates, TechGuard provides your organization options to choose the content that fits your needs best!

Session Presenters: Lauren Wellinghoff and Scott Gaughan

 

Zoom in the K12 Classroom

Session Presenters: Jason Mobley and Scott Gaughan

About the Author

Posted by: INFOhio Staff

INFOhio is Ohio's PreK-12 digital library. Our vision is "Each Ohio PreK-12 student has equal access to high quality digital resources for a successful education and future." Our mission is "INFOhio transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio." INFOhio is optimized by the Management Council.

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