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Gamify Your School Library
February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You have seen gamification in a variety of settings: completing a punch card to earn a free sandwich or receiving a badge for taking a certain number of steps. The idea is to encourage brand loyalty, so how does gamification impact your school library? Games, in any form, increase motivation through engagement. This webinar demonstrates how to gamify aspects of your school library. We will explore the design process, teaching strategies, and digital tools for taking library services and instruction to the next level.
Goal 1: Participants will understand the design process for gamifying school library activities.
Goal 2: Participants will explore teaching strategies and digital tools for enhancing school library instruction.
Who Should Attend
School library professionals and those interested in the topic.
Sam Northern is a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian at Simpson Elementary School in Franklin, Kentucky. He currently serves on the executive board of the Kentucky Association of School Librarians. In 2014, Sam was selected for the Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program where he spent four weeks in China. Since then, Sam has voyaged to Antarctica as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and worked aboard a research vessel on the Atlantic Ocean as a NOAA Teacher at Sea. From January to April 2018, Sam traveled to Finland as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program to research best practices for project-based learning. Follow him on Twitter @Sam_Northern and Facebook @themisterlibrarian.
Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all.
Complimentary access to the webinar archive is reserved for AASL members and subscribers of AASL eCOLLAB. Non-members and non-subscribers may purchase the webinar archive via AASL eCOLLAB. The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.
How to Register
Register via Zoom. To join the webinar, use the personalized access link included in your registration confirmation or webinar reminders. (Review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) before proceeding.)
As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning.
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A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.