MeL Workshops

MeL Databases Training

 GREAT NEWS!!!  TWO EXCITING NEW ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEL DATABASES TRAINING!!!


MICHIGAN VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY LEARNPORT:

Michigan Department of Education SCECHs are available for completing each class.

Go to http://www.learnport.org/

Logon to existing account or create new account on the left side of the screen.  Search for MeL for Kids.  You will find a "curriculum" which defines what is needed to complete the entire class.  Each database has a video tutorial and a separate test (not tough).  Once the curriculum and all sections are complete, the system will be "triggered" to start the SCECH process for you.

The MeL for Kids class is the first of many segments to be added including MeL for Young Adults.

 

MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) MI Learning:

All segments are free for anyone to download and use.  You will need to have iTunes installed on your computer before you begin.  Then simply click on this link (or copy and paste to your browser):

     https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/michigan-elibary-for-kids/id799512667?mt=10

Be sure to bookmark it right away. 

If you already have iTunes on your computer and are prompted to download it, find the button that says "I have iTunes" and click on that.  You do not need an iTunes account or logon because the videos are FREE for anyone to view and use.

Download any of the videos to view individually or with staff members.  If a group/school/ISD, etc., wishes to arrange for SCECHs, you will need to complete the application for Michigan Department of Education.  This set of videos does not "trigger" the SCECH process.

The MeL for Kids class is the first of many segments to be added including MeL for Young Adults.

 

 For questions about using these new and exciting ways to access MeL databases training contact meldatabaseshelp@mcls.org


MeL Databases online webinar classes:

All classes are listed and scheduled on the MCLS workshop registration system. 

Any Michigan library staff or classroom teacher may sign up using the online registration system. All of the MeL Databases online classes are FREE to Michigan school and library staff.  All of the MeL Databases classes are eligible for free SCECHs for K12 staff and Library of Michigan CEUs for public library staff. Participants in these classes may also request a "contact hours" certificate of completion.

Participants may use a computer in a library or may participate from home computers.  Each participant will need a computer with speakers and the Internet.  A microphone is handy, but if not available, participants can use online chat for any questions.  Basic Internet navigation skills are required.

Contact MCLS staff for more information.


Archived MeL Databases online webinar classes:

WebEx ARF video viewer required - download here.

 

MeLCat Training

MeLCat online classes and in-person trainings are listed and scheduled on the MCLS workshop registration system.

Any MeLCat library staff may sign up using the online registration system. Most of the MeLCat classes are FREE.

Archived MeLCat presentations and webinars can be found on the MeLCat Wiki. (Contact melcathelp@mcls.org for password information.)

Contact melcathelp@mcls.org for more information.


MeL training is funded in part by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan. Additional project support comes from the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).