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Online Professional Development Opportunities: 

PLAN - Panhandle Library Access Network - Escambia County School District is a member and this gives all librarians access to PLAN’s resources

  • Access:

    • Create Account - top right corner

  • Click on Continuing Education tab>

    • Webinar Recordings: 150 recordings: Leadership, Technology Trends, Efficient Librarian, Digital Privacy, Marketing, etc

    • Library 101 Series: Ethics, Leadership, Innovation, etc.

    • Tech Talk 

      • Create log in: 

    • Professional Development Library: access to e-books

      • You will need a West Florida Public Libraries card 

Alliance for Excellent Education - there are 61 Future Ready webinars 

  • Access: - no login necessary

  • Search: Library

    • Click on Webinars for a list of 18 webinars

  • Search: Future Ready

    • Click on Webinars for a list of 97 webinars

Follett Community - a collection of archived and upcoming webinars about Destiny, Digital Citizenship, Fake New, Equity, Summer Programs, etc. 

Renaissance Place - Renaissance U - self-paced courses 

  • Access: login to the CORE

    • Click on STAR 360

    • Click on Renaissance-U

    • Click on one of the icons and choose a course

Professional Resources

School Libraries

Digital Book Collections:

Destiny Collection of Resources

Northwest Florida Public Library  - NWFPL has an extensive e-book collection and every ECSD student has an account. 

  • Click on “My Account” to login
    • PIN: last 4 digits of home phone number listed in Focus.  If there is not a phone number listed in Focus, use 9999
    • Username: 1236590+6 digit student id
  • Click on Home
  • Click on Borrow - Choose eBooks
    • World Book Online: articles, e-books, videos, activities, etc.
    • TumblebooksStory BooksRead AlongsE-BooksGraphic Novel, Non-Fiction, Videos by National Geographic, Language Learning: Spanish and French
    • Storyline Online - videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Gale Resources - full-text articles, videos and eBooks; log into the CORE and they are listed in Student Resources

Florida Electronic Library - full-text articles, videos, and e-books. 

ABDO  - K-12 collection of full-text e-books (picture books, graphic novels, beginning chapter books, fiction, hi-low, non-fiction, etc.)

Junior Library Guild @ Home - K-12 collection of full-text e-books (picture books, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, etc.)

  • Elementary:
    • Password: JLGFREE
    • Username: JLGELM 
  • Middle: 
    • Username: JLGMID
    • Password: JLGFREE
  • High: 
    • Username: JLGHI
    • Password: JLGFREE

Audible - Students can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

List of Authors and Illustrators reading their books online

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