NEWS: Professional Development, Support and Library Collections

Many schools are introducing professional development libraries into their staff community-a collection of resources that staff can access easily to educate and support them on a variety of topics. To give schools a helping hand with this, we have put together several professional development collections to help get you started.

We have also curated a selection of support collections on subjects to give both teachers and students tools they need to help them. Subjects include: dyslexia, autism, the inclusive classroom and therapeutic story books. These are just a few examples of what is available.

It is our experience too that many school librarians appreciate some support and inspiration when starting or adding to their collections of English-language books for their libraries. We have assembled collections of some of our favourite fiction and non-fiction titles for all age groups, from kindergarten to upper secondary.

If you would like further information about any of our collections, please get in touch and we will happily tell you more!

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Many teachers in our region are working with online teaching due to COVID-19.
It may be challenging to communicate with your students and to keep them engaged while your school is closed. Many of you will be addressing the situation in different ways.

But, there are many creative ideas on how to deal with the situation.

If you and your colleagues are working with online teaching and have ideas on how to make it easier, please share your successful strategies with us!

If you have a useful tip, please get in touch with us at international@witrapublishinggroup.com, we would love to share your ideas.

We will collect and share all the advice to find the right tools and help give structure to students.

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We understand that many of our schools have switched over to distance learning during the current challenging period. We are on hand to provide advice and guidance regarding our digital resources to support you as much as possible. Since many students will be working remotely, we are offering support throughout this time.

OverDrive is a digital eBook and audio book library platform with over 5 million eBooks and audio books available in many languages. The platform is very simple for both students and teachers to use and it can be accessed via most devices.

World Book Online is a digital encyclopedia platform with 15 databases available suitable for a variety of age groups and covering many subject areas. Teachers can benefit from a dedicated teacher area including many tools and resources.

If you would like a free trial of either of these platforms or if you would like any further information, please contact us.

Many of our partner publishers also offer digital versions of their print resources which could also prove invaluable to schools currently operating distance learning.

We will regularly update the printed resources as well as the digital subscriptions.

If you have any inquiries or want to place an order, please use the contact form or email international@witrapublishinggroup.com