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 school librarians? Learn about AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning and how to put them to work with an inquiry unit and submit it to AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will gain a greater understanding of two AASL initiatives (AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database and AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning tools).

  2. Participants will learn to design an inquiry lesson plan based on the criteria in the database; gain experience integrating web 2.0 tools into lesson design as a productive tool for learning or demonstrating understanding.

  3. Participants will have the option to submit lesson for publication on database. Participants taking the course for college credit will be required to follow the submission process to publication on the database.


Liz Deskins has spent 20 years in school librarianship. It has been a fun-filled time, fueled by many literacy initiatives and changes in education. She has learned a great deal from whole language, literature based teaching, project based learning, inquiry learning, and the Literacy Collaborative reading model, but mostly that skills are needed to read as well as exposure to quality literature. Her passion for children’s literature, and sharing it with students of all ages, has led her to a Master’s degree with a focus on literature for children and given her opportunities to teach at the college level.

Christina Dorr has 20 years experience in libraries and education, with the past 18 in school library centers. Her personal love and passion is books, reading, and teaching children to love both. Christina has a Ph.D. in education, focusing on literature and literacy, from the Ohio State University, and has taught adjunct for OSU and three other Ohio universities.She has been trained in the Literacy Collaborative reading model and have attended, and given, numerous workshops, presentations, and pre-conferences on literature and literacy.

Date(s) & Time(s)



  • AASL Member: $149
  • Retired AASL Member: $149
  • Student AASL Member: $113
  • ALA Member: $224
  • Non-Member: $336

How to Register


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