Thanks for Visiting OverDrive Education at FETC
Thanks for attending! We hope you enjoyed the FETC Conference and learned more about OverDrive Education and our Sora student reading app. We've made our presentation slide decks and collateral available in case you missed one or wanted to revisit or share them with your colleagues.
Reach out if you have any questions or would like to discuss your students’ reading needs further.
Browse through and download a few of our key resources to learn more about Sora and the unique reading features and integrations that keep students coming back for more.
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Wednesday, January 26
Lee County School District (FL)
How edtech integrations leveled up one district's digital library
12:45pmIn the age of hybrid learning, educators might balk at the idea of introducing one more tech tool to students. That's why it's important to leverage apps and a platform that can integrate with your existing edtech infrastructure! In this presentation, join Karen Babor, Coordinator for Instructional Technology/Instructional Materials for Lee County School District to learn how they incorporated the Sora reading app into their learning object repository to increase access to books, improve reading engagement and connect with the public library. Download PDF
Sora, by OverDrive Education
Support personalized reading and learning with digital books
2:45pmSupporting the unique learning needs of your students has never been more of a challenge. Fortunately, digital books in Sora have never been easier or more flexible to access . This session will show educators how to apply new features such as content bundles, Sora Extras, sets Digital Class Sets , magazines , and more , to help students get the most out of reading. We'll also delve into Sora's student reading data to help educators adjust their strategies for specific students. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how digital books can take learning to places print can't go. Download PDF
Pasco County School District (FL)
Curation + public library connection = More student reading!
3:45pmFor Susan Forgas, Resource Management Associate for Pasco County School District, curation is key when it comes to reaching her student readers. To appeal to students of all ages, she combines Sunshine State book incentives with title lists curated to different grade levels to increase engagement — and based on the record number of brag tags she's had to purchase in the past year, her strategy has worked! Attend this presentation to learn how you can mirror this success in your own district. Plus, Susan will demonstrate how you can increase the number books available to students with public library access in the Sora app.
Charlotte High School (FL)
Simple strategies to promote your school library & reach more readers
4:45pmTo foster an active community of student readers, curation of a strong print and digital book collection is just the first step. You also have to let your school community know it exists — and that's easier than you might think! Join Tara Cain, Media Specialist at Charlotte High School to discover simple, creative marketing strategies to boost your readership in no time. Download PDF
Thursday, January 27
Academy School District 20 (CO)
Keys to keep your students reading: Promos, public library access & beyond
10:45amJoin Katherine Kates, Technology Integration & Library Specialist at Academy School District 20 (CO) for a deep dive into how her district kept their student readers engaged throughout distance learning, leveraging social media and snail mail to raise and maintain awareness, and connecting to the public library to provide even more access to books. Plus, discover how a diversity audit helped her foster a more inclusive school library intended to inspire a sense of belonging in students of all ages.
Tampa Preparatory School (FL)
Using curation and promotion to grow a love of reading
12:45pmLearn how a 6-12 college prep school built and promoted a Sora collection that led to a 250% increase in library checkouts. We'll talk about collection development ideas including: collaborating with other teachers and departments to build collections, surveying your students, and developing a manga and graphic novel collection. We'll also share ideas for promoting your collection, including social media promotions, classroom visits and more. Download PDF
The Bolles School (FL)
Click less, read more: Simplify access to your ebook & audiobook collection
3:45pmWhen you're building a readership for your digital collection, one of the most important things you can do is make it easy for students and staff to find and use. Join Katherine Moody, Librarian at The Bolles School to learn how she streamlined access to her school's Sora app collection, leveraging single sign-on capabilities, their learning object repository, QR codes and more to raise awareness and get students reading.
Friday, January 28
Holmes County School District (FL)
Holmes County School District (FL)
4 easy ideas to promote & incentivize student reading
9:45amSometimes it takes a little extra push to get your students exploring your ebook and audiobook collection — and Library Media Specialists Lucy Etheridge and Kyla Rushing have you covered with these four simple hacks to get your students reading whether they're in school or at home. From hands-on demos to strategies to get access to even more books (and everything in between), this is a conversation you won't want to miss!
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Friday, October 22nd
New to Sora? Get started here!
Discover Sora:Visit DiscoverSora.com to find out how you can activate Sora for your district or get a 60-day trial! The best part? All new accounts come loaded with hundreds of no-cost titles.
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