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WEB-iTs: Free webinars and more in March

Free, easily accessible, high-quality professional development is everywhere. The challenge is taking the time to find it! Here's a handful of this month's offerings:

Wednesday March 6 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Exceeding the Common Core Speaking Standards: Improving the Oral Communication of All Students, hosted by ASCD (Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Thursday, March 7, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m, Getting Tech Ready for Common Core Testing, hosted by Education Week

Thursday March 7, from 3:30-4:40 p.m., Book Trailers...Lights, Cameras, Action!, hosted by INFOhio, Ohio's Pre-K-12 Digital Library

Wednesday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m., https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp, hosted by Education Week

Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m., PBL hangout with Kathy Shrock (free Google+ account needed), hosted by Discovery Education


Feel free to share your suggestions for great, free PD resources! Stay tuned for OELMA created, free, professional development... What do you want to see?



Angela is a teacher librarian for the Beachwood City School District in Northeast Ohio. She is the Northeast Regional Director for OELMA. Current professional interests include free professional development, integrating the Common Core into the library, building information literacy skills through collaborative research projects, and educational technologies.


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