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Professional Learning Opportunities


Instructional Resource Media Associate I (IMRA I)
(Certificate Course of Study)

The eight-week IMRA Course of Study professional development provides a learning context that interests, excites, and challenges participants to learn effective 21st-century library media service practices. We will be using a variety of online learning tools to create an engaging experience during our face-to-face day together. Our follow-up online format will provide the opportunity for site library-media staff participants to communicate and complete the course assignments.

Participants can expect to spend 4 - 5 hours per week over the course of eight weeks. All of the course assignments will be completed online. The work will include:

  • Reading course materials and exploring examples
  • Completing projects and assignments
  • Sharing and reflecting with other class participants in discussion forums.
For questions, comments or suggestions please contact:
Cindy Dunlevy, 619-718-3120

Dates and Registration

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Register at http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/900-164314
    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Road, Bldg. 2, LL3 & 4
    San Diego, CA 92111

Instructional Resource Media Associate 2 (IMRA 2)
(Certificate Course of Study)

The ten-week IMRA Course of Study professional learning opportunity will build on the practices of the first IMRA course. The course consists of five modules to provide a deeper understanding of the support that library staff can offer to students and teachers including: 

  • The 21st Century school library
  • Research skills and support
  • Technology usage
  • Personal Learning Network development
  • Collection and Space management 

Dates and Registration

  • TBD


Best New Children's Books (K-5)

Deborah Ford will present her popular BER seminar on the best current books and strategies for incorporating them into the library and classroom.  Lunch and handbook are included.

For questions, comments or suggestions please contact:
Jonathan Hunt, 619-718-4988.

Dates and Registration

  • TBD

Everyone A Reader Site Coordinator Trainings

The Everyone A Reader Volunteer Program teaches parents and other volunteers to work one-to-one with developing readers in grades 1 to 3. To participate in the Everyone A Reader Program a school must have a site coordinator who attends a one day workshop and manages the program at the school site.

Dates and Registration

  • TBD