Instructional Technology Cooperative (ITC)
NEWESD 101 manages the regional Instructional Technology Cooperative, coordinating the consortium purchase of online library and media services for its 46 member districts and 2 private schools. In addition to basic membership services, districts have the option to purchase subscriptions to online resources, streaming media libraries and receive discounts on a variety of professional development programs.
ProQuest Back to School Guides
It's that time of year again, where schools are welcoming students back for another year of learning and fun. To help you prepare, ProQuest has created several back-to-school guides to help you teach students about relevant topics such as research and critical thinking skills in a broad variety of topics and subject areas. Click on the links below to automatically download the CultureGrams, eLibrary and the SIRS products back-to-school guides.
- CultureGrams Back-to-School Guide [PDF]
- eLibrary Back-to-School Guide [PDF]
- SIRS Discoverer Back-to-School Guide [PDF]
- SIRS Issues Researcher Back-to-School Guide [PDF]
Learn 360 Webinars
These FREE, half-hour webinars are open to everyone, but will benefit those ITC members who subscribe to Learn360 streaming media resources. The full calendar, hosted by Infobase Learning, is available at http://bit.ly/2v7IDoR. Not a member of the ITC? Contact Shelly Johnson at 509-323-2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or visit the ITC webpage at http://www.esd101.net/itc.
ProQuest Webinars - Live and On-demand
ProQuest provides both live webinars, as well as an archived, on-demand version of information sessions related to the K-12 products avalable to Instructional Technology Cooperative members: SIRS, eLibrary, CultureGrams and K-12 Learning Tools. Below are a few descriptions of current archived webinars that you can view at any time.
There are also LibGuides avalable for students to help them use the available resources.
Visit the ProQuest Student Resources page for the materials.
Visit the seminar calendar to checkout upcoming sessions.
This session will showcase SIRS Discoverer, a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. ProQuest SIRS Discoverer has been newly redesigned with a fresh, new interface featuring easy-access to most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined result and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content.
History Study Center
Spend an hour online with our expert trainers and make History come alive! We’ll show you how to utilize History Study Center's wide variety of primary and secondary source materials accessible through general searching and organized within Study Units to make locating and organizing information easier. Browse through 1400 years of World History with timelines, maps, biographies, websites , pictures and more! We’ll also answer your questions and show you how to access support options.
eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Including History and Literature)
This one hour class covers content, features, and tips for using eLibrary as well as incorporating History Study Center and Learning Literature into classroom curriculum. Learn how students and teachers can access thousands of magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, audio/video files, and weblinks. Your questions will be answered by an eLibrary training expert during this interactive session.
SIRS Issues Researcher and Educator Tools
When it comes to helping researchers make sense of the major issues of the day, SIRS® Issues Researcher makes the grade by offering only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 sources from around the globe. Explore how SIRS® Issues Researcher provided analysis and opinions to cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 325 social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Thousands of hand-selected, highly targeted newspaper & magazine articles, graphics, charts, maps, primary sources, government documents, websites, and multimedia support viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between. State, national and Common Core standards search helps educators locate standards-aligned articles and other resources, which saves teachers time in the lesson planning process, and ensures that library resources are correlated directly to learning benchmarks. Learn how to best leverage the high quality and subject-relevant information in this class covering the SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Leading Issues database.
ProQuest Learning: Literature
A full overview of the ProQuest Learning: Literature database with authors, full-text literary works, criticism, reference, knowledge guides, and multimedia.
IRC member districts
Davenport*Deer Park*East Valley*
Onion Creek*Orchard Prairie Orient*Palouse
NW Christian* Spokane International Academy
*Indicates district that subscribe to optional media resources.