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  1. From PLNs to Participatory Culture: School Library Education for a Web 2.0 World

      AASL's strategic plan, Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, and Empowering Learners present an ideal in which the school librarian and school library programs are essential to teaching and learning. School library educators facilitate the develo ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:45 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Create a Virtual Learning Commons: Move to the Center of Teaching and Learning

      Let's face it: The school library website as a one-way stream of information has limited usefulness and appeal for 21st-century students. For four years, students at San Jose State University have been developing a giant collaborative virtual space ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:25 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Huzzah Indeed! The Development of Print and Digital Collections Conducive to Collaboration in Civics Education

      In the current environment of standardized testing, school library programs can support the preservation and improvement of the U.S. constitutional democracy. Participants are introduced or re-familiarized with neglected civics education standards, asse ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:49 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library

      Many school librarians are starting to take the plunge and move away from the traditional Dewey Decimal System to a more student-centered arrangement or a bookstore model based on genres. Five school librarians who made the switch share their amazing ga ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 12:41 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Branching Out: Growing Collaborative School and Community Partnerships for Students’ Authentic Research Projects

      Many school librarians have a vision for engaging student research projects that have authentic curriculum and real-world connections, but don’t know where to start. Participants learn how to build collaborative school and community partnerships, identi ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 11:00 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Book Trailer Boot Camp: From Storyboard to Film Festival

      Book trailers are an interactive and exciting way to get students interested in books. Learn how a team of teachers collaborated to transform a traditional book report into a student-centered production involving creativity, technology, and innovation. ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 16:25 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Ask, Create, Collaborate: Transforming Elementary Libraries into Library Learning Commons

      The Learning Commons model is focused on the needs of students, adopts flexibility as a mantra, and requires a paradigm shift on the part of the school librarian and the entire school community. Through a panel presentation, attendees learn replicable s ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:20 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)