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Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Teaching Students to Love Databases

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; with Dr. Brenda Boyer, Teacher Librarian, Kutztown Senior High School, Kutztown, PA
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources

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Get ready to badge your way out of those boring database lessons! Schools are packed with reluctant database users who would much rather get to work than listen to one more database lesson. Well, here is a way to spice up and personalize database instruction. In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Dr. Brenda Boyer, Teacher Librarian at Kutztown Senior High School in Kutztown, PA, share the flipped instructional program that Dr. Boyer introduced to her virtual library students. School librarians, teachers, administrators, and all educators interested in database instruction will enjoy and learn from this recorded session.

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About the Presenters

Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.



Brenda Boyer

Brenda Boyer received her PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning through Capella University. She has been an educator for over 25 years and is the Teacher Librarian at Kutztown Senior High School in Kutztown, PA, as well as the Chair of the Information and Technology Resources Department. Dr. Boyer also has instructed graduate students at both Kutztown University and Rutgers University. She is a co-author of the October, 2014, ALA Library Technology Report: Social Media Curation, Her research interests include online learning, embedded librarianship, and inquiry/research instructional models. Follow Dr. Boyer on Twitter @bsboyer.



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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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