Fall 2015 workshops

Workshops "on-demand"

Interested in booking a workshop at a time that works for you?  We're happy to work with you to design a customized workshop on a library research topic of your choice. A few examples of topics we routinely cover include managing your citations (RefWorks / Zotero); literature searches; tracking citations; finding theses and dissertations; Open Access, TSpace, and scholarly communication. 

We also offer a number of specialized one hour "on-demand" workshops for teacher candidates -- please see the list below.

Cost? free

We'll also need to confirm availability in the OISE computer labs.

For additional information or to book an on-demand workshop, contact Monique Flaccavento (monique.flaccavento@utoronto.ca; 416-978-1867).

OISE Faculty: To book a customized session for your class, please see our Customized workshops page.

"On-demand" workshops for teacher candidates

Exploring and Evaluating Online Resources

This workshop introduces some of the many high quality online resources that you can
use with your K-12 students, and will provide you with the tools you need to teach your students to become more
effective searchers and evaluators of online information.

Finding resources for your practicum

Learn to find the textbooks, teacher’s guides, lesson plans, math manipulatives, science kits, children’s books, games, and other resources in the OISE Library that will help make your practicum a success!  You’ll also have the opportunity to explore some of the databases designed specifically for K-12 students which have been licensed for use in Ontario public schools.

Ontario Education Resource Bank (OERB)

OISE teacher candidates and instructors have access to the Ontario Ministry of Education's Ontario Educational Resource Bank
OERB), a "learning object repository" of over 29,000 online resources available to Ontario teachers and students.  
Learn to search the OERB for lesson plans, interactive games and activities, worksheets, maps, and more.

Research rescue

Having trouble finding books / e-books?  Not sure how to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for your paper?  Looking for dissertations and theses on your research topic?  Learn to search the catalogue and databases more efficiently and effectively, in time to prepare for your term papers.

Smartphones, tablets, and apps in the classroom

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. You’ve got one and your students do too. But how can you use them in a meaningful way in the classroom? This workshop will introduce ways smartphones and tablets can be used to enhance teaching and learning.  Explore some of the many K-12 education iPhone / iPad apps available, and share your favourites with the group.