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Services / Resources: For Educators

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Story Times

Bring your children to story time at your local Marathon County Public Library! Story times are intended to introduce children to literature and reading through storytelling, songs, games, puppets and fingerplays. Many of our story times meet on a regular basis, while some are specially scheduled. See below for details. Story times are offered at our... (read more)

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Group Visits

We would love to show your group all the library has to offer! We regularly welcome groups of gradeschool and college students, community organizations, and others. To help us plan for your visit, please complete the form on this page in accordance with the following stipulations: Whether staff assistance is needed, any group of 10 or more that plans to... (read more)

MCPL On-site For Educators

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Children's Events

Visit your local MCPL for children's activities for all ages, including story times, arts & crafts, family movies, early literacy programs, STEAM / STEM events,... (read more)

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Phyllis Donner Aquarium

The children's department at MCPL Wausau features a 650-gallon saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef and more than 30 species of tropical fish and other marine life. The tank was built by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas and was funded by a donation from the estate of Phyllis Donner, a Wausau resident.Inhabitants of the... (read more)

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Proctoring

Take your proctored exams at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance learning and online courses, as well as professional development and certifications. If you plan to use the library's proctoring services, please review the following documents as soon as possible:... (read more)

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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Videos of Children's Programs

Children's events, story times and craft videos are archived on our YouTube channel! Watch quality educational and informative video content for kids, tweens and teens from the comfort of your home. For live-streamed videos in progress (as advertised on our events calendar), you may use the following links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/... (read more)

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Teacher Reference Center

Research database for teachers providing indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. Covers subjects such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, instructional media, school administration and teacher education. 

BadgerLink Online For Educators

Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

The Black Freedom Struggle website features expertly selected open primary source documents from time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom, including historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more.This resource supports a wide range of...

Web History For Teens For Educators

Climate Wisconsin

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change by Wisconsin Public Television.

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media rates and reviews movies, TV shows, books and more so parents and educators can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. Common Sense Media is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization.

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Connect Safely

ConnectSafely.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. You’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.

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Helping Kids Grieve

The resources provided by Sesame Street in Communities include guidance on talking about grief, activities to do as a family, and videos to help kids heal after loss.

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How to Help the Healing Process-Grief

This resource from the New York Life Foundation provides guidance on talking about loss with children to help build resilience. It also has information to help plan for family holidays after experiencing loss.

Web For Children For Educators For Parents Health

Internet Safety (from WI DPI)

This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Created by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)

OASIS allows students to search for openly available online books, reports and research studies. 

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OnGuard Online

This resource from the Federal Trade Commission provides online security tips and resources for all internet users and includes resources for educators and parents.

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Our World In Data

Students can search for up to date data on various world wide concerns, including climate and ecology. 

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PBS Parents

This resource on child development and early learning "also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS Kids program."

Web For Parents For Educators

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PBS Wisconsin Education

The PBS Wisconsin Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area. Formerly known as WPT Education and Wisconsin Media Lab.

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PBS Wisconsin Education

Free to use, standards-aligned, Wisconsin-focused media for grades PreK-12, including videos, games, interactive content, educator guides and more.

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Talking to Children About Traumatic Events

This resource, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides concrete steps to help families discuss tragic events and their feelings about them. The guidance is also organized by age group.

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Wisconsin First Nations: American Indian Studies in Wisconsin

This collection of resources provides educators and pre-service teachers accurate and authentic educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin. It also assists educators in fulfilling Wisconsin Education Act 31, the statutory requirement that all school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and...

Web History Wisconsin For Educators

Wisconsin Vote

During election seasons, Wisconsin Vote provides voters with information about candidates and races, election results, and election resources for educators. Wisconsin Vote is a service of PBS Wisconsin.

Web Elections and Voting Government For Educators