Webinars

Register for one of our live webinars or view an on demand webcasts to learn about the benefits of providing your school community eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive.

Sharing ebooks Across Districts: How Educators Make it Work

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3 p.m. ET


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Join us for this engaging session with Larissa Mallon of Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit 27 (BVIU) in western Pennsylvania. Mallon will provide valuable insight into how BVIU delivers ebooks and audiobooks across 10 districts through a cost-effective shared digital collection.
We'll also hear from shared collection expert Regis Coustillac from OverDrive Education, and there'll be plenty of time for Q&A to get answers to any specific questions you have along the way.
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Digital vs. Paper books: Let's do the math!

Wednesday October 10, 2018, 3 p.m. ET


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With millions of students using digital devices in schools already, the question of digital versus print books is a timely and serious one. But few curriculum buyers are fully familiar with the cost-structure difference when transitioning from to ebooks and audiobooks.
Join us for an eye-opening cost-benefit analysis on transforming delivery and cost-effectiveness, including a behind-the-scenes look at publisher production expenses and a breakdown of alternate purchasing and licensing models.

St. Vrain Valley School District (CO) Executive Director of Curriculum Kahle Charles will also share invaluable insight from the front lines. This a can't-miss session – register today!

Personalizing Learning through Digital Reading Platforms

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Digital reading platforms can enable more personalized learning by providing engaging, interactive and customizable digital content to both students and educators in all subject areas, as well as supplemental curriculum materials, professional development resources, ELL and special education titles and more. Attend this web seminar to learn ways to meet your district's unique personalized learning goals by using digital reading platforms effectively. A director of library services from Wisconsin will share some key strategies for selecting and implementing a platform, how to create a comprehensive digital content strategy, promote reading engagement using data on eBook and audiobook use, and build your collection based on what your students need and want.

The techie's guide to shared eBook & audiobook collections

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Join us for a free webinar to learn how Shared eBook and Audiobook Collections can provide greater access to premium content for your students. If you’re considering a digital collection, you might be wondering how students access titles. How do age and reading levels work? Is the service affordable for small schools? Network and Information Services Director Ron Cone will highlight the top IT considerations when choosing a digital content provider and how his Nebraska educational services agency expanded from a regional collection to a statewide service. He’ll detail how private collections allow for building-by-building purchasing, and how partnering with your public library system can support and promote your digital reading initiatives. Register today!

Secrets from the front lines: how schools can boost digital engagement

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In this webinar, you will hear valuable insight from library media specialist and technology liaison, Kelly Hladek of the School City of Hammond in Indiana, as she shares their impressive story of boosting checkouts from their digital library by 184 percent in just one year. You’ll learn their proven best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community with their eBook and audiobook collection—including some creative approaches you may have never thought of. School librarians at all grade levels are invited to attend this live, interactive event. There will be time for questions after Kelly’s presentation. Join us for this can’t-miss session for anyone looking to reach more readers with their digital library.

Content, Patience and a Plan: How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

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Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs. Whether you have 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks, BYOD or are still deciding on devices, Christie Boen, Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian at Bend-La Pine School District, will help you create a content and technology plan for success in the classroom and library using ebooks and audiobooks. Discover how to prioritize goals and implement a strategy to meet the reading needs of your students and maintain critical efficiencies and measures for your educators.