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  1. Playing the Core: Tabletop Games and Design for Student Growth and Learning

      Presenters lead an interactive workshop that explores the role that tabletop games and game design play in supporting today's educational needs. Current gaming resources are explored, along with the best methods to create successful and meaningful ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:52 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. No-Fear Nonfiction: Meeting the Challenge

      Many school librarians fear their nonfiction collections are not up to the new standards. How can these librarians find more-demanding supplemental nonfiction with increased text complexity? Get recommendations of new nonfiction titles for their collect ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. 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)

  4. Breathing New Life into Book Programming with Technology

      Through the use of free technology tools, school librarians can get students and patrons excited about reading and sharing what they read. Participants learn how to promote library materials, encourage book discussions, and teach kids and teens how to t ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. The Other Side of Dark: The World of Young Adult Dystopian Literature

      Young adult dystopian literature has increased in popularity and publication over the past ten years. By discussing the development of young adult dystopian fiction, and reporting on common elements and trends, the presenters share insights to this rece ...

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

  6. Making the Case for Tablet Computers

      In this session participants are introduced to case studies where tablet computers (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Windows) are being used in school libraries and classrooms. Practical ideas for using handheld technologies are shared, and applications used in li ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:32 - 1 comment - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Letting Go: Challenging Students to Achieve through Inquiry

      The presenters invite school librarians to join them as they discuss a learning plan inspired by inquiry, the CCSS, and Kuhlthau's Information Search Process; the plan gives students control over their learning through self-created activities and a ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:27 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Leveraging the Library: Sci-Fi, Storytelling, and New Media Ignite Student Interest in Science

      How can middle and high school library programs help students identify with science in their everyday lives? Implement Sci-Dentity! In the Sci-Dentity program, students embed science information in their stories and share them in an online community of ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:28 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. A Library in Every Pocket: Virtualizing for Mobile Learning

      Schools’ turning to mobile learning is a matter of “when,” not “if.” Will school libraries be ready? Information technology presents school librarians with an opportunity to aid the transition to mobile learning. Facilitators highlight strategies to vir ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:28 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Principal-Librarian-Teacher Teams Who REALLY DO Collaborate to Meet Standards!

      A school team demonstrates how to successfully developing and delivering collaborative classroom instruction integrating the Partnership for 21st Century Skills’ framework, AASL’s learning standards, and the CCSS. Participants learn about the model deve ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:33 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)