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  • The Check/X buttons are a great way to poll participants. Let’s try this out: How many of you have taken a Learn How to Learn Online course? (Comment). See how fast that was to get everyone’s input? Within seconds I knew how many folks had taken the course. If we were meeting face-to-face and gone around the room, that would have taken MUCH longer.
  • Latino Outreach

    1. 1. Welcome! – Audio Check <ul><li>Perform an Audio Check </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Press Talk or Hold CTRL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check Options > Filters< click Audio Gain Control off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your headset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please Raise your hand to speak </li></ul></ul>Please give us a check when your audio has been checked. After you perform your audio check, please introduce yourself in the chat.
    2. 2. Latino Outreach in the Library
    3. 3. Introductions Jennifer Spriggs Staff Development Coordinator [email_address]
    4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions & Wimba Refresher </li></ul><ul><li>Background of Washington County/Before Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Project Empecemos II (Let’s Begin) Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Jocelyn’s role </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Activities: Bilingual Storytelling, Hispanic Heritage Day, ESL Presentations, ELL Tour, Computer Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
    5. 5. Let’s Review Our Wimba Tools: These buttons indicate “ Yes ” or “ No ” Click this icon to “ raise your hand ” The Pointer tool helps to “claim your real estate on the screen” lets everyone know where someone is about to type. Click on the big “ T ” tool to type on the screen. Make sure to hit the enter button to make the text appear. Type your message in the chat box and press enter. You can send message to everyone in the “ Main Room ” or your can use the drop down box to send to an individual.
    6. 6. It’s all about Communication <ul><li>Feel free to chat – use the drop down box to send to “All” or to a specific participant: </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand to talk: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Check / X buttons to poll participants: </li></ul>
    7. 7. E-Board <ul><li>Tool Bar looks similar to Paint programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “ Pointer ” tool to mark spot on screen </li></ul><ul><li>The “ T ” tool to type on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Circle tool / Line tool </li></ul><ul><li>Beware the “ Erase ” button, it erases the entire screen </li></ul>
    8. 8. Ground Norms <ul><li>Turn off email, phones, instant messaging tools and clear other distractions away from your training area. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate and prepare to be called on by name. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand if you have an immediate question or comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient waiting for a response to your chat messages. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to leave the program, please send us a chat message and exit to the lobby. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Learners will be able to explain what SAILOR is and what services it provides </li></ul><ul><li>Learners will know which databases are now available through SAILOR after the July 1 st transition </li></ul><ul><li>Learners will become more familiar with the new databases and their search interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Learners will be able to explain this transition to patrons and show them how to access the new databases </li></ul>
    10. 10. Bilingual Coordinator <ul><li>Project Empecemos II (Let’s Begin) Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as liaison between the Latino Community, the Schools, and the Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Order Spanish materials for Judy Center and Library </li></ul><ul><li>Translate written documents into Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Assist Spanish speaking public in finding material and translation </li></ul><ul><li>Latino Outreach Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Create events for the Latino Community and their families </li></ul>
    11. 11. Bilingual Storytelling <ul><li>Judy Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bester Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter St. Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 branches in the Washington County Library System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boonsboro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smithsburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Williamsport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Hispanic Heritage Day <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disc Jockey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tambores Group (Venezuelan drummers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bolivian Dancers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexican Quintet </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Hispanic Heritage Day Cont’ <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Salsa Dance Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face Painting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations from local Grocery Stores and Latino Restaurants </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. ESL Presentations <ul><li>Presentations were held at Hagerstown Community College. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration of online data base (Grolier and El Nuevo Encyclopedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Library brochures and applications, children’s programs offered in the children’s department. </li></ul>
    15. 15. ELL Tour of Library <ul><li>Western Heights Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Middle School </li></ul>
    16. 16. Computer Classes in Espa ñ ol Basic Computer and Internet Classes in Spanish Days : Mondays and Wednesdays Time : 6:00PM-8:00PM Place : Washington County Free Library (Computer Lab) *Children ages 8-12 are also welcome to sign-up. This class is made possible by Rubiano Betancur and The Washington County Free Library. These classes are free. Please call 301-739-3250 x190 to sign-up. Classes begin September 14, 2009 6-week session
    17. 17. Computer Classes
    18. 18. Spanish Material Children’s books, dvd’s, and cd’s only
    19. 19. Latino Family Day <ul><li>Plan to have: </li></ul><ul><li>-Local minor league baseball players </li></ul><ul><li>-DJ </li></ul><ul><li>-Face Painting </li></ul><ul><li>-Free give-aways </li></ul><ul><li>-Snacks </li></ul>
    20. 20. Outreach Tips <ul><li>Visit Latino grocery stores </li></ul><ul><li>Attend events in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Outreach Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Generate a list of contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of Spanish material </li></ul>
    21. 21. Websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    22. 22. AHA! What new ideas have you gained today?
    23. 23. Questions? Comments? Emotional Outbursts?