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  1. Virtual Mentoring: Building Active Online Communities That Strengthen School Library Programs

      Blogs, forums, chat events, and webinars: These are just a few of the tools used in robust, online communities to engage and educate members. School librarians are rising to the challenge of advancing student achievement through the virtual world, seeki ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:58 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Triple A: Advanced, Accomplished Advocate

      Why become a National Board Certified school librarian? Presenters answer this and other questions. Participants learn about the National Board process, timelines, local and national resources, tips for writing and videotaping, the computer-based test, ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:52 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Here's a Challenge: Get Teens and Tweens to Read for Pleasure!

      The competition for teens’ time and attention is fierce. How do school librarians convince teens to spend time reading for pleasure? This session is a group-think, culminating in a list of great ideas produced by participants. The presenter describes ho ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:48 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Let’s Give ’Em Something to Talk About

      Use Book Clubs to Rise to the Challenge of Promoting Recreational Reading, Comprehension, and Discussion Skills! Book clubs provide a welcoming atmosphere for students, educators, parents, families, and caregivers to read and discuss books. Partcipants ...

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

  5. Strike Gold! Support CCSS by Mining Free Nonfiction Resources at the NEH and the National Archives

      In response to the CCSS, educators across subject disciplines are being asked to increase access to selections of literary nonfiction and informational texts. Resources from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the National Archives and Re ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:38 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Syncing Your Elementary Library and Technology Programs in a 1:1 iPad Environment

      The presenters share the results of their first two years at the Pine Glen Library Technology Center, an integrated school library and technology program that includes the rollout of a 1:1 iPad program for fourth- and fifth-graders. Presenters share the ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:41 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Solving for X: Using Technology to Enhance School Librarians’ Collaboration with Math Teachers in the Era of CCSS

      The CCSS for Mathematics (CCSS-M) value inquiry, interdisciplinary connections, and integrating technology—positioning school librarians as critical collaborators for mathematics teachers. However, such collaborations are rare and challenging. By triang ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:33 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Language Arts + Social Studies = Teaching with Resources from the Smithsonian

      Meet with an educator from the National Museum of American History and engage in model classroom activities that integrate reading and American history. Participants also learn about hundreds of online resources available through Smithsonian’s History E ...

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

  9. Social Media—Can Your Library Trust Them?

      School librarians’ use of social media can raise a school library's profile and attract the attention of young readers but is the effort worthwhile? Underneath their social coolness, sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, and book blogs have ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:14 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. 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)