AASL Upcoming Webinars


 

Talk-Alouds: A Different Approach to Read-Alouds

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
7:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Central / 5:00 p.m. Mountain / 4:00 p.m. Pacific

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Many educators and authors support the importance of reading and its benefits. There are many texts on how to use read-alouds in the classroom and many suggested book lists for this purpose.This webinar offers another look at read-alouds and urges educators to see them not just as reading and listening activities, but as opportunities to encourage conversation and discussion. Reading is considered a social activity and, as such, a time to share opinions, ideas and emotions. This webinar proposes options that are not limited to traditional written activities and handouts that are frequently given after a reading to evaluate comprehension, but validates strategies that promote the exchange of reader responses between children and educators.

Learning goals:

  • Develop questions that promote reading discussion and that demonstrate reader response and engagement
  • Carry out read-alouds that highlights students’ or childrens’ intervention beyond the exclusive view of the mediator
  • Evaluate reader responses in terms of relevance, comprehension, understanding and personal postures.

Presenter:

Raquel Cuperman is the Head librarian at Colegio Los Nogales in Bogotá. She has a master’s degree in Children’s Literature and Books for Children and has written several articles about reading and children’s literature for journals in Colombia and the US. She can be reached at rcuperma@yahoo.es.

Attendance at the live webinar is open to all. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow up correspondence from AASL.

AASL Planning Guide: A Framework for Professional Growth

Thursday, September 25, 2014
7:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Central / 5:00 p.m. Mountain / 4:00 p.m. Pacific

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Library Supervisors lead professional development for librarians in their districts, yet experience tells us that adults learn best when they work on problems of practice where they work. How does a district library supervisor facilitate job-embedded learning? What are the proven elements of professional development that deliver results? 

In this webinar, Mary Keeling will preview an upcoming AASL eAcademy course. Participants will learn about the modules of the AASL Planning Guide, evidence that demonstrates the strengths and needs of their programs, and ways that librarians can use the Guide to drive their own professional development. Keeling will highlight strategies, such as data collection, peer coaching, and reflective questions, that district leaders can use to support their librarians as they use the Planning Guide. Information in this webinar will help district leaders discover the potential for the Planning Guide so they can plan to budget for the Planning Guide in their districts. 

Learning goals: The participant will:

  • Preview the modules of the Planning Guide, its features and costs
  • Relate 3 features of the Planning Guide to district-wide change initiatives or school improvement goals
  • Consider how to position individual librarians' use of the Assessment Rubric and Planning Guide within the structure and culture of schools
  • Understand why a teacher- development program should support personalized professional development

Mary Keeling is Supervisor of Library Media Services in Newport News, Virginia. She is Co-Chair of the AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy and Chair of the Supervisor's Section of AASL. She has presented webinars for her state association and for AASL. She is author of “The AASL Planning Guide: a District Approach to Powerful Professional Development.” Library Media Connection 31(5), 30-36.

Attendance is open to all. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow up correspondence from AASL.

Coaching the Leader Within

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
8:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Central / 6:00 p.m. Mountain / 5:00 p.m. Pacific

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More librarians than realize it have leadership traits within. This webinar is designed to coach and develop those skills to better meet and accomplish the demands of today’s school librarian. Developing individuals into leaders requires coaching. Coaches know the big picture, develop trust and respect, make reasonable demands, hold others accountable, delegate work and develop individuals. In this webinar you will identify coaching techniques to sharpen leadership skills in yourself and to assist you in guiding a team. You will compare coaching dispositions to leadership qualities. Learn how to clarify roles that will hold colleagues and students responsible for the work they perform. Discover reflective practices that will coach you toward improved attitudes that support the skills needed to perform the many tasks you do.

Learning goals:

  • Identify coaching techniques that sharpen leadership skills.
  • Compare coaching dispositions to leadership qualities.
  • Help team members accept increasing levels of responsibility. 
  • Discover methods needed to practice reflection.

Presenter:

Ann M. Martin is the retired Educational Specialist for Library Information Services for Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. She is a Past President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and a recipient of the 2011 AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award for the district and the 2002 AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award for an individual school. Ann is author of Seven Steps to an Award-Winning School Library Program (LU, 2012).

Attendance is open to all. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow up correspondence from AASL.