Reading and the Elementary School Librarian
This workshop addresses critical topics in reading for school librarians who teach PreK-6th grade students. An instructor will guide your group through this one-day workshop that provides you with an opportunity to increase your understanding of current research on reading instruction, discuss how it informs school library programs, explore reading strategies, and explain what the school librarians can do to strengthen their role as a literacy leader in their school. During this full-day session, presenters will be given a brief overview of using print and electronic resources, the facilitator will work with attendees to cultivate the confidence to adopt and understand the tools which strengthen student reading strategies. You will have time and opportunities to connect with other professionals and establish networks to work together to effect change.
The AASL Regional Institute: Reading and the Elementary School Librarian ties into two of the ideas of learning and teaching -- that underlie the vision of library programs presented in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Each is integral to every aspect of the school library program and every component of the school librarian's role.
- Legislation, trends, and studies
- Classroom reading instruction
- Reading strategies
- Professional literature
- Technology and reading
- Examine how reading instruction strategies are vital to SL
- Address trends, legislation (NCLB) and studies
- Describe current programs and levels of reading strategy knowledge
- Provide an overview of classroom reading instruction
- Incorporate SL as reading instructional partner
- Integrate reading instruction in the school library
- Describe how reading instruction and advocacy are vital to school library
- Locate reading resources; print and digital
Design promotional activities to motivate readers
Although AASL does not offer credit to regional institute participants, host organizations are encouraged to use the following information and ideas to arrange credit through appropriate credit-granting institutions.
8 hours of content
Additional possibilities to meet time requirements for credit:
- Writing an extended evaluation
- Writing response to three articles
- Submitting a completed personal action plan
AASL licenses this liscensed institute to organizations. The licensee pays AASL a licensing fee for a one-time presentation of the institute. AASL supplies the presenter(s) and content; the licensee sets its own registration fee and is responsible for all local planning, logistics and publicity.* View the licensing terms.
Interested in hosting this regional institute? For complete details on available dates, program outline and license agreement contact:
American Association of School Librarians
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
*Note: Presenter(s) and specific content may vary by date and site. AASL provides a handout master as a PDF file on disk, which the licensee is required to reproduce in hardcopy for its audience. AASL reserves the right to choose the presenter of all Licensed Institutes. Frequently Asked Questions