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Friday, January 26

Presenter: Margie Wells

Digital Learning & Library Media Program Specialist

Orange County Public Schools

Presenter: Allison Kibbey

Director of Instructional Technology & Library Media

Orange County Public Schools

How OCPS Brought Digital Reading to Their Large Urban District

If the 8th largest school district in the U.S. can do it, so can you! Join educators from Orange County Public Schools (FL) to learn how their diverse district – which includes 200+ schools and 170+ languages spoken – rolled out ebooks and audiobooks to the entire school community. You’ll hear from Director of Instructional Technology and Library Media Allison Kibbey about how this 1:1 district, which supplies over 188,667 devices to students, got started with a digital reading platform in February 2021. From there, Digital Learning & Library Media Program Specialist Margie Wells will take you through her keys to effective rollout and implementation of digital books, from using curation tools creatively to spark reading engagement, to cost-effectively managing your collection, to promoting your ebooks and audiobooks so that they’re always on your students’ minds. Plus, you’ll discover how digital books make reading more accessible to students, with unique features and formats to draw in even struggling and reluctant readers. The end result? Over 120% checkout growth over the last two years!
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Presenter: Gretchen Zaitzeff

District Library Media Specialist

Canyons School District (UT)

Presenter: Jody Brookshire

Account Executive

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Keys to Elevating Readers with eBooks and Audiobooks

Join me for a deep dive into best practices for using eBooks and audiobooks to teach and engage all readers, including emerging. struggling, advanced and multilingual students. You’ll learn how to draw and share data with administrators to support students and teachers, plus how to promote, use, and share digital books like a pro. Last (but not least!) you’ll also discover how to connect students to the public library to gain even more access to books. This presentation will be of interest to K-12 librarians, education technology leaders, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
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