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Tuesday, February 4
Join Kristi Ramirez, Media Specialist at Midlothian ISD, for this crash course in how to promote the Sora reading app to students and boost circulation of your school’s digital collection. From helpful resources to reading rewards, students read more ebooks and audiobooks when educators get creative with their marketing strategies.
Wednesday, February 5
Fort Sam Houston ISD
Join Dr. Roland Rios, Director of Technology at Fort Sam Houston ISD for a lesson on integrating Sora with G Suite. This year, his district started using Google authentication to sign students into Sora. This straightforward login option opened a world of literary options to students AND eased the tech staff’s user management load. Using Sora, Fort Sam Houston also partnered with the local public library to greatly expand students’ ebook and audiobook borrowing options. Come learn how easy it is to implement this in your school!
What are the keys to building a successful shared digital collection? Find out from Janie Stach, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Tools like content access levels, automatic weeding, curated collections and title assignments can help automatically optimize your school’s catalog of ebooks and audiobooks, ensuring that the right content is always available at the right time.
Join a panel of tech experts from Humble ISD for a behind-the-scenes look at how to implement Sora and transition your school or district collection of ebooks, audiobooks and video to OverDrive. And leverage OverDrive’s suite of analytics tools to track student checkouts, holds and more.
Thursday, February 6
OverDrive’s award-winning Sora app makes reading for class or pleasure easier than ever. Essential titles paired with powerful learning tools ensure that students have 24/7 access to the content they want and the support they need. Discover the features that set Sora apart as one of TIME’S 2019 Best Inventions, including public library connectivity, a multilingual interface and Google Classroom integration. And learn about some of Sora’s exciting new and upcoming features like holds re-delivery and screen reader accessibility – all to help open a world of reading for every student.
Join Carrie Bartsch, District Secondary Lead Librarian at Hays CISD (TX), for an inside look at the most effective ways to promote your school’s digital collection. Learn how to leverage OverDrive’s marketing resources with specially curated collections to raise awareness and spur students to borrow more ebooks and audiobooks. And get the scoop on how to implement a successful summer read program that helps students become effective communicators, critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
Join Melissa Rippy, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials for Pasadena ISD for the inside scoop on curating content for specific grade levels using the Sora reading app. From elementary to high school students, Sora offers ebooks and audiobooks that can meet the curricular and leisure needs of all readers.