OPLIN Webinar - Closing the Digital Literacy Gap with Northstar(LIVE webinar from OLC)


This is a LIVE webinar available from our training partners at the Ohio Library Council (OLC)

OPLIN Webinar - Closing the Digital Literacy Gap with Northstar

October 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ohio Library Council via Zoom

Registration: FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members, trustees or administrators of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

According to a 2017 Burning Glass report, 24% of adults in the United States lack basic digital skills preventing them from engaging in remote education, finding and securing employment, and participating efficiently in many aspects of daily living. By effectively teaching and assessing adult students digital literacy skills, programs give them increased access and opportunity, as well as a better chance for them and their children to obtain the education and jobs needed for future success. Join us to see how all of Northstar's assessments and curricula can aid in your goal of closing the digital literacy gap.

In this training, you will learn about Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting - coming soon to your library from OPLIN. You will ascertain how to start incorporating and implementing digital literacy into your library using the Northstar features.

Theresa Sladek, MA, is the National Partnerships and Northstar New Business Specialist at Literacy Minnesota and works with organizations to ascertain and implement their digital literacy needs. Theresa also works with Literacy Minnesota's national Open Door Collective program on poverty reduction through literacy. Prior to this, she developed statewide training on Navigation related to adult persistence. Theresa has a BS in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and a MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. She worked as a counselor, project manager and corporate trainer before joining the field of education.

If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

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