AASL @ ALA Annual Conference

Half-Day Preconference Workshops

The Power of Persuasion: Developing Influence to Become Your Own Best Advocate *

Friday, June 27
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Ken Haycock

Why are some school libraries better supported than others? Working with a team of researchers, Ken Haycock has interviewed more than 200 administrators, politicians and lobbyists. Through examination of decisions taken in difficult financial times, and the behaviors of teacher-librarians and school administrators, six principles for persuasion have been validated. Evidence and messaging are not working when the support for school libraries continues to decline. Learn the principles, and many examples, to be successful in any situation.

The PBL Way: Partnerships, Pedagogy and Purpose *

Friday, June 27
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenters: Rhonda Huisman, John Hochstetler, Renee Isom

What is project-based learning? What can librarians do to not only support this curricular movement, but become leaders in their schools? What are the basics of project-based learning, how can PBL be tied to the Common Core, 21st century learning skills, critical inquiry, and community connections? This pre-conference will provide strategies for demonstrating the school librarians role in PBL through instructional partnerships to ensure success for K-12 students, teachers, and librarians.

* Additional registration is required for these preconference workshops and advance registration is recommended. Onsite registration will be allowed pending availability.

AASL Member: $109     |     ALA Member: $159     |     Non-member: $224

Retired Member: $99     |     Student Member: $79