Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. Central - Mirror, mirror, who do you see in your books? Join AASL and Scholastic Books for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll hear about forthcoming diverse titles for young readers. You'll also hear from authors Icy Smith, Ellen Oh, Irene Latham, and Carole Boston Weatherford about how they put themselves into their work to engage all readers. Go beyond Diversity 101 - learn how to take action and become a partner in the conversation about meeting the needs of all readers.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Participants will examine the National School Library Standards to mine shareable concepts for discussions with local school and/or state policymakers in order to inform them about the National School Library Standards and to advocate for standards adoption in their district or state. Use the AASL Message Box and learn how to frame conversations that will garner support for standards adoption.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central - This webinar will empower participants add diverse titles to their collection through awards, lists, websites and social media. Additionally, participants will explore programming ideas and instructional activities for engaging diverse students and parents and ways of incorporating instructional technology. Participants will begin by reviewing a definition of diversity and the American Library Association’s Bill of rights. They will then delve into using keyword searches as a method of analyzing their collection for diversity.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Participants will be introduced to the language of competencies as part of the structure of the National School Library Standards (NSLS). The intentional shift from outcomes to competencies in the standards is designed to better align the AASL framework with other education standards and provide increased opportunities for learners, school librarians and school library programs to thrive in a more personalized learning environment.