Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central

School librarians guide learners as they develop the habits of lifelong learning. Join Kate Lechtenberg and Jeanie Phillips, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they consider opportunities for deep learning through the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. We’ll explore the possibilities for engaging learners of all ages in authentic, meaningful work that sparks curiosity and builds real world skills. 

Learning Outcomes

  • To familiarize yourself with opportunities within the Standards to foster deep learning through authentic audiences, meaningful work, thoughtful collaboration, and risk taking.
  • To explore instructional scenarios that engage learners in deep learning.
  • To identify instructional practices that transform surface learning into deep learning.  

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Kate Lechtenberg

Kate Lechtenberg is a doctoral student in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Iowa, where her research focuses on the intellectual freedom, equity, and literacy questions that kept her up at night during the fourteen years she worked as an English teacher and school librarian. She was awarded the 2016 Frances Henne Award and served as a member of the AASL Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force. When she’s not working, Kate is watching superhero movies or bowling with her two kids.



Jeanie Phillips

Jeanie Phillips is a former (and always!) school librarian and a Professional Development Coordinator for The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education. A 2014 Rowland Fellow and a Collaborative Practices Facilitator for the School Reform Initiative, she is passionate about student engagement, equity, collaboration, and questions. Jeanie likes to hike the woods of southern Vermont with her dog Charlie and is always in search of a well-brewed cup of tea and a good book.



Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all.

Access to the webinar archive is complimentary and open to all.

How to Register

Register below for Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning. You will receive an email 2-3 days prior to the webinar with login instructions.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. email icon Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley email icon
AASL Manager, Web Communications