Online Learning for Leaders
About AASL e-Academy
The AASL e-Academy offers a variety of four-week courses designed to create leaders. All courses are asynchronous, Moodle-based courses developed with the busy professional in mind. Participants will receive 12 hours of learning and collaboration from experts on a particular subject. After completing the course’s culminating project, all participants will receive a certificate which can be used to apply for continuing education credits through their school district.
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BYOL: Bring Your Own Lessons into the 21st Century!
Do your best units need to be rebooted with 21st century skills? Is inquiry an integrated part of your instructional plan? Want to share your quality lesson plan with other media specialists? Learn about AASL’s Top 25 Websites and how to put them to work with an inquiry unit and submit it to AASL’s lesson plan database.
Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected
The Common Core is asking teachers to move from rote and recall to rigor and relevance, and the librarian can play a vital role in this paradigm shift.
Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century School Librarian
The course is designed to introduce participants to the Understanding by Design Curriculum framework. Known as the Backward Design model, this framework is unique in that it begins with the end in mind.
From 0 to 60: Implement eBooks in Your Library Program in 4 Weeks
There are many eBook vendors looking to provide content to school libraries, but how do you know which one is best for you? This course will focus on implementing an eBook collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know:
Infusing Literacy Skills into the Inquiry Process
Inquiry and literacy – are they one and the same or complementary processes? In this course, participants will explore different inquiry models and how literacy can be instilled throughout.
Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds:
A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy
When is a read-aloud more than a great story? When it also ties in critical thinking skills. In this course, participants will learn how to infuse literacy skills while continuing to share the passion and power of a great read-aloud.
The Path to Collaboration: Making It Happen
This four-week class is designed to help school librarians identify and analyze the factors that contribute to successful collaboration with teachers.