Are you looking for video tutorials or webinars to help you use Bookshare better? Do you need materials to train your school staff, parents or volunteers? Do you want to learn and earn continuing education credits? Bookshare Academy has the answers and resources for you!
The Bookshare Academy is our new learning and training platform. It’s packed with information and learning opportunities for Bookshare members, teachers, parents, community service providers and trainers. What can you find in the Academy?
- Online learning – take online courses about Bookshare through our partner, Perkins eLearning, and earn continuing education credits.
- Video tutorials and member videos – learn at your own pace with short, instructive Learn-It-Now video tutorials and watch and share inspiring member videos with others.
- Webinars – view and sign up for upcoming webinars, watch pre-recorded webinars, or request a webinar for your school or district (must have at least 20 participants).
- Tools for Trainers – find training tools such as demo accounts, power point slides and handouts, a great resource for busy AT specialists, Bookshare mentor teachers, and parent ambassadors!
- Flyers and user guides – find, print, and share Bookshare brochures and user guides to advocate and train others on Bookshare benefits.
- Other resources – explore additional information about accessible educational materials, assistive technology, literacy, and services to support people with print disabilities.
In addition to the Academy, watch for new training tips, events and support information in our monthly blog post series. Stay tuned and visit the Bookshare Academy today!
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Kristina King Cohen is a Senior Education Program Manager with Benetech Global Literacy Programs. Kristina brings over fifteen years experience working in public education and human and health services. She has a proven track record in building successful and sustainable enrichment programs specifically focused on K-12 public schools. Kristina holds a Masters in International Relations from San Francisco State University where she focused her research on global access to education. Her main focus is to educate communities about the various resources Bookshare brings to schools across the country.
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