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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 200 p.m. Central - Fewer than half of all states currently require a school librarian in their public schools. In recent years, however, legislation has been introduced in several additional states. Who is leading these efforts and what insights can they share with the rest of us? We will hear from three states and follow their presentations with a facilitated discussion for participants.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Central - A major challenge to Common Core implementation is the shortage of new and proficient standard-aligned material. As districts face the necessity of purchasing new instructional materials aligned to the CCSS, open educational resources (OER) has become crucial. OER has become a central model for the development and dissemination of free online content. The digital libraries of OER has increased significantly, providing schools and teachers with standards-based materials for developing CCSS curriculum.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Maximizing your investment in digital content is an important goal for today’s school librarian. Join us for a free webinar to learn tips and tricks for stretching your eBook budget to reach the most readers with the most titles. You’ll hear from Becky Calzada, information and library services coordinator for the Leander Independent School District (TX), who’ll provide insight from her experience growing a successful digital collection that registers thousands of checkouts each month.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Authors of books for teens are "hot." Their visits to schools inspire reading – and questions! Your library is The Place to build book excitement because your students want to know everything about their favorite writers. Four YA authors – Susan Dennard, Danielle Paige, Mindee Arnett, and Natalie Richards – and school librarian Dorcas Hand (Houston, TX) – will present proven ways to connect your students, teachers, and school to writers who will excite them, encourage them and inspire them.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the great apps out there and not sure where to start? Or, maybe you are looking for a few apps to add to your repertoire/toolkit for this school year? Three members of the 2017 AASL Best Apps committee are giving an overview tour of the apps recognized as the 2017 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. Committee members, Susan Mongol, Joyce Valenza and Deb Logan will highlight their personal favorites and share ideas for using these apps in your practice.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Meet your new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries! Join AASL Standards editorial board and implementation task force chairs Marcia A. Mardis and Mary Keeling on a guided tour of the standards development process as well as in-depth introductions to the National School Library Standards (NSLS) integrated content designed to support and enhance learners' experiences, school librarians' practice, and the alignment between school libraries and learning goals.