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The TL Virtual Cafe is committed to creating conversations about teacher-librarians,
educational technology, and collaborative connections to facilitate meaningful
and lifelong learning skills.
No need to register for our events - just show up! 8pm EASTERN US Time

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These conversations occur during FREE Webinars utilizing Blackboard (formerly Elluminate) generously donated by Steve Hargadon of We Collaborate!a super cool Ning & social media hub that takes the place of learn central. To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. "Step 1" will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then "Step 2" lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference. View this tutorial videoto prepare your computer to successfully access the webinar session.

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Join us every SECOND Monday for TLChat Live!



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TL News Night!


Going LIVE on the 3rd Monday of each Month!

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries”
and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?




Upcoming Webinars:

Thanks for a great 2015-2016 season of the TL Virtual Cafe Webinar Series! Be sure to check out the archives below, and we will see you again in the fall for another great season.

2015-2016 TL Webinar Season Archives:


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Back to School Special

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Book Love


October 2015

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Coding in the Library


November 2015
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Open Mic Night


December 2015
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Organizing Your Library


January 2016
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Research 101


February 2016

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Social Justice @ Your Library

March 7 @ 8pm Eastern US time
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Educate & Engage: The Parent-Teacher Conference

April 4th 8pm Eastern US time

Local Portland area school districts are partnering to host Educate & Engage 2016: The Parent-Teacher Conference -- offering parents an opportunity to hear from teachers about the roles and implications of technology both in and out of today's modern classroom. Colette & Miranda's session is about helping parents help their children with research and accessing databases. Come learn how to communicate and collaborate with parents and public libraries to impact student learning.

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in 6 Easy Steps!
Education Edition
May 2nd 8pm Eastern US time
@GwynethJones - The Daring Librarian

Twitter is one of the most significant, rich, and profound professional development tools out there (& it's FREE!) but mastering it takes some slick sensei moves. Whether you're a Twitter newbie, lurker, contrarian, or champion - this session will be chock full of easy tips and tricks to learn, connect, and share with your community and educators around the world. From choosing the right user name, creating a profile that packs a punch, graphic designs that grab, to how to build a powerful global personal learning network - you can master the art of the Tweet!
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Speak at the Cafe!

Submit your proposals to be part of the 2015-2016 TL Virtual Cafe Webinar series...
Click Here!


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2012-2013 Season Archives


2011-2012 Season Archives


2010-2011 Season Archives


Contact & Joining

For questions concerning calendar placement, cafe webinar ideas, or promotion of a Cafe webinar event please feel free to contact TL Cafe Coordinator Tiffany Whitehead at librariantiff (at) gmail.com Thank you!

About joining this wiki: We love having you visit & attend our webinars but unless you are a moderator or a presenter and plan on adding or editing our pages, you don't need to join this wiki to use it. Feel free to grab what you want & know the very fact that you're here -- you're a member of our Geek Tribe & can grab a badge for *your* wiki or blog!