01/17/2019 Do You Speak Possibility?

  • With Joyce Johnson
  • When 01/17/2019 at 12:00p - 1:00p, Mountain Time

Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders  i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate.

Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.   This material will be relevant to any librarian, but particularly those working with families/young children in a public library setting.

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05/22/2018 Promising Practices: Student-Centered Learning: Creating Engaging and Meaningful Experiences!

  • With Becky Russell, Graig Machendrie, and Tammy Langeberg
  • When 05/22/2018 at 3:45p - 4:45p, Mountain Time

What is Student-Centered Learning? And, how can we create more meaningful and engaging learning both in our classrooms and with other educators? Join facilitators, Graig Machendrie, Tammy Langeberg and Becky Russell on Tuesday, May 22nd, from 3:45 – 4:45 pm MST for our next “Promising Practice in Session” webinar series as we explore this topic. Attendees will walk away from this interactive webinar with strategies and ideas for making shifts to engage and motivate our learners.

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12/13/2018 The Hidden Biases of Good People

Jean Marie Heilig
  • With Beth Crist and Jean Heilig
  • When 12/13/2018 at 12:00p - 1:00p, Mountain Time
Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact how we view the world. Our hidden biases can guide our perception, behavior, opinions, decisions, and attitudes, even when we’re not aware of it. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.
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