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. This three module course on the common core, will help librarians understand how they play a vital role in:

  • repackaging content for higher level thought,
  • providing imperative resources for the classroom, and
  • connecting  digital citizenship, technology and collaboration into the content.  

The library is more than a resource reservoir and should be used as a vital connection for teaching in the Information Age. You can provide leadership to help teachers package their content for alignment with the Common Core. Participants will exit with a comprehensive understanding of the librarian’s role to be Calm, Cool and Collected with the Common Core.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will thoroughly understand details within the CCSS such as Lexiles, Rich Text evaluation, rigor and relevance--knowing how to find and evaluate rich text for alignment with CCSS curriculum and worthiness.    

  2. Participants will exit with an understanding of how to reach out to classroom teachers for CCSS integration based upon the requirements of the CCSS. They will see how to seize opportunities to become building leaders for understanding how to deliver a CCSS aligned unit of instruction. 

  3. Participants will understand how and why Inquiry Based Instruction supports the CCSS and will understand how to "repackage" typical low-level research projects into CCSS aligned research endeavors fostering higher level thought.


Paige Jaeger is the Coordinator for School Library Services at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga – serving 84 libraries. Paige spent a dozen years as an elementary and secondary school librarian. Prior to that, she had worked in computers and as a freelance writer. She has written numerous articles for professional journals including: LMC, SLM, the New York Times, and other various magazines and newspapers. Paige believes librarians are a vital link to fostering higher level thought and creativity in our thought-stunted generation.

Date(s) & Time(s)



  • $99 for AASL members
  • $149 for ALA members
  • $225 for non-members
  • $99 for retired AASL members
  • $75 for student AASL members

How to Register


AASL Refund/Cancellation Policy

Space in AASL’s eAcademy courses is limited. Registration cancellations can be made through email (, in writing and postmarked or faxed seven days prior to the course to allow time for another to fill the seat. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Please mail registration cancellations to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS, Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or fax to (312) 280-1538.


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