Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database

The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database is a tool to support school librarians and other educators in teaching the essential learning skills defined in the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. To register and begin using the Lesson Plan Database, visit http://aasl.jesandco.org. external link icon

Users can search the database for lesson plans by learning standards and indicators, content topic, grade-level, resources used, type of lesson or schedule, keyword and much more. In addition, registered users can bookmark lesson plans in a portfolio for future use, rate and comment on lesson plans in the community, print to PDF and socially share lesson plans on the web, and create and publish their own lesson plans in the database.

Submissions to the Lesson Plan Database are vetted by AASL reviewers to ensure lesson plans published are of the highest quality. The lesson plan template was developed using the Action Example Template from Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action. All lesson plans published are aligned with AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and are crosswalked with the Common Core Standards.

To ensure a lesson plan database of the highest quality, AASL asks users to review the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Rubric and Checklist prior to submitting content. Additionally, to better understand how the standards, strands, indicators and benchmarks comingle to create a strong action example or lesson plan, review AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action .

Lead moderator, Kathy Lowe, presented a demo on the Standards for the 21st-century Learner Lesson Plan Database at the AASL 15th National Conference and Exhibition. View the handout pdf icon or watch the presentation below:

Development and maintenance of the lesson plan database is supported through AASL membership dues. The AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database is a part of Learning4Life – a national implementation plan to supports states, school systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.

For more information on AASL's plan for implementing the new learning standards and program guidelines, visit www.ala.org/aasl/learning4life.