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  1. School Librarians as Rigor Raisers: Practical Approaches to Rigorous Learning

      Raise some rigor! School librarians are key components of efforts to propel students to achieve at high levels. This session addresses the school librarian’s role as it relates to rigor and provides practical approaches to creating more rigorous learnin ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:38 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. 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)

  3. Nothing Like the Real Thing: Answering the Call for Primary Sources in K-12 Classrooms

      School librarians play a critical role in implementing the CCSS; this presentation underscores the librarian’s role as valued collaborative partner in this endeavor. Participants explore the use of primary-source material in instruction to support the g ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:19 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Raising e-Book Readers—Rising above Your Reluctance

      E-reference books are vastly different from compelling e-fiction. No kids want to download reference to their phones, but they will queue-up to read blood, love, angst, and humor. They want to listen while they jog, rake, or travel. The future is now. I ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:05 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Proactive Strategies for Saving School Libraries

      During these economically challenging times, no school library is safe from budget or staffing cuts. This session provides participants with strategies to facilitate appraising the library program, embedding it within the school’s academic goals, and co ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 10:53 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. The Power of Pinning: Using Pinterest in Your School Library

      This session is aimed at school librarians who are thinking about using Pinterest as an educational resource and who want to explore how Pinterest can be used beyond crafting, cooking, and decorating. In this session, participants rise to the challenge ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 10:51 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. How Did Pluto Get Demoted? Transliterate Reading and Writing Push Students to Analytic Opinions

      This session is designed to help educators learn to incorporate transliteracy into the way they teach. How can students begin to analyze resources more deeply as they work to understand some of the really big questions about our fast-changing knowledge ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:53 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Plan for Success—Or Plan to Fail: Small-Scale Strategic Planning

      When school librarians are not operating from a plan, they are planning to fail. However, overwhelmed by daily demands, librarians sometimes function without direction and don’t move their programs to the next level. This session was designed to help pa ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:51 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. A Picture-Book Read-Aloud Curriculum for English Learners in Elementary School

      This program introduces a curriculum for teaching English/Spanish cognates through picture-book read-alouds. English/Spanish cognates are words in English and Spanish that share the same etymology. A cognate vocabulary may enrich the lexicons of ELLs if ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:48 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Be a PD Leader—Develop a Team Approach to 21st-Century Learning and Teaching

      School librarians can be powerful leaders in professional development (PD)! Participants learn how school librarians joined university partners in planning and implementing a statewide PD program to help instructional teams support high school and middl ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:47 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)