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  1. Taken Off the Page: Reading Aloud as Professional Development

    Participate in this rowdy session to read out loud, consider a diversity of texts, and experience first-hand the power of sharing texts out loud.  We understand the value of reading aloud with students, but the 21st Century Standards cross the lifespan in ...

    JHABLEY - 02/29/2016 - 12:45 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. School and Public Library Collaboration: Combat Budgets and Fatigue while Meeting Standards and Inspiring Administrators

      School librarians are educational leaders adept at crafting creative solutions to common problems. In this session a school librarian and a reference librarian rise to the challenge to improve the learning experiences of students, inspire teachers, and ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Reading + Collaboration = Shared Community Experience

      Attendees learn how to create a shared reading experience through a town-wide collaboration that will strongly impact the fabric of the entire community. Practical advice is provided on gaining support and integrating the experience with the curriculum. ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:16 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. 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)

  5. Critical Reading and Thinking: Finding Common Ground for Coteaching

      School librarians explore how they can rise to the challenge of teaching AASL learning standards through CCSS curricula. In focus groups participants analyze an exemplary ELA lesson to identify common ground for coteaching that integrates critical readi ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 12:32 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. Opening the Space: Libraries as a Site of Participatory Culture

      Participatory culture is grounded in low barriers to artistic expression and allows students to be creators of content as well as pass on their experiences and knowledge to others. The Barrow Media Center is a site of participatory culture through eleme ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 16:46 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)