Homework Help 101: Library, Heartland, team up for online workshop
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[September 24, 2008]
Lincoln Public Library District and Heartland
Community College are partnering to offer a free educational webinar,
"Live Homework Help 101." A webinar is a computer Internet/phone
connection where participants have communication with the presenter,
who is in another location. Teachers, school administrators, school
librarians and superintendents are encouraged to attend this
exciting informational workshop about the free online tutoring
service offered every day through the library's website.
The event will focus on
information concerning online tutoring basics, explanations of
tutoring methodology, the tutor certification process, a live
demonstration of the service and best practices for student usage.
The host will be Joan Roony, vice president of Tutor.com, the
company that supplies the tutoring services. She is a former teacher
and has been managing the quality of online tutoring for 10 years.
"Live Homework Help is a service the library has provided since
January," said Louella Moreland, youth services librarian.
"Teachers, superintendents, and students who have accessed the site
through our library website using their Lincoln Library card number
have given us great feedback about their experiences. We believe it
is an exceptional tool for students who have homework questions once
in a while or every day. Not all students can come to the library
for tutoring help after school, due to transportation issues or
parent schedules. This service reaches anyone with an Internet
connection and a Lincoln Library card!"
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To register, participants may call 732-5732, the Youth Services
Department at the library. Space is limited. Refreshments and
sign-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Heartland's downtown
Lincoln campus computer lab.
There will also be parent informational meetings Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.
and Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library Annex.
Registration for those workshops is currently being taken. More
information may be obtained by calling the library's Youth Services
Department at 732-5732 during regular business hours.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Public Library District]