AASL eAcademy

AASL eAcademy offers a variety of online courses designed to create leaders. All courses are asynchronous, Moodle-based courses developed with the busy professional in mind. Participants receive 9-12 hours of learning and collaboration from experts on a particular subject. After successfully completing the course, participants can request a certificate which can be used to apply for continuing education credits through their school district.

eAcademy Courses

Course Library

info iconAASL offers its eAcademy courses on a rotating basis. If you are interested in a class below that is not currently being offered please contact Jennifer Habley at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 4383 or jhabley@ala.org.

Common Core and New Standards: The Basics and Beyond
During part one of this course, participants will learn how to "repackage research" for the Common Core State Standards as well as higher level thought. Participants will then have the opportunity to "repackage" a current unit for CCSS alignment and Inquiry learning. In part two, participants will learn how to make classroom connections in the CCSS and how Close Reading activities should naturally lead to research.

Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century School Librarian
This 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 E-books in Your Library Program in 4 Weeks
There are many e-book 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 e-book collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff.

From Basics to Beyond: Using, Promoting, & Teaching
Project-Based Learning

What’s the difference between a problem and a project, and where do you (and the library) fit in? In this course, participants will learn about the basics of project-based learning, including relevant terminology, best practices, curriculum integration, tools and techniques, and assessment.

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.

Learn2Tweet: Build Your Twitter Talent 140 Characters at a Time
This-four week, self-paced online Twitter course will help you come up to speed on using Twitter effectively as part of your personal learning network, for school library advocacy, and for promotion. It is designed to help attendees become active tweeters during AASL and ALA events - and beyond!

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.

Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning
School libraries are no longer the quiet dusty rooms where students sit at heavy wooden tables and read silently. We’re using modern technology and teaching strategies – now we need to update our spaces to match. In this course, attendees will get ideas and inspiration for transforming the physical space of their libraries to make them innovative, student-friendly learning environments. 

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