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  1. 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)

  2. The Leadership Potential of School Librarians

      The role of the school librarian...What does that have to do with leadership? This session reviews the findings of a research study, conducted in 2012, that explored the role of the school librarian as perceived by administrators, lead teachers, and sch ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:23 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. L4L 101: What is L4L? Using AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to Learn4Life

      What does the brand L4L represent? Why is it critical to every school library program’s mission? What does L4L look like in real life? This session is an overview of the “what,” the “why,” and the “how” of L4L as the presenters talk about innovative, te ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:18 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. It's True! Excellent Nonfiction for Children

      In this era of CCSS, school and public librarians need to develop a repertoire of new, appealing nonfiction titles. The presenters, school librarians and cochairs of Connecticut's new Elementary Nutmeg Book Award for grades 2 to 4, inform attendees ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:03 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Give the Kids the Keys: Students Drive the Independent Project

      An independent project lets students drive their own learning. Sometimes the teacher provides a curricular roadmap; other times the student alone determines the direction and pace. This session provides inspiration, examples of student projects, as well ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:05 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Shed Your Invisibility Cloak! The L4L Planning Guide In Action

      Through the development of a long-term strategic plan using the AASL: Learning4Life (L4L) Strategic Planning Tool, a group of school librarians in Westport, Connecticut, are working to make the district's school library program more visible and emp ...

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

  7. The PA School Library Impact Research Study: How to Use Research to Build Support

      Results from an IMLS National Leadership collaborative research project about Pennsylvania school library programs can help all school librarians build support for their school libraries. Participants learn what infrastructure components (funding, staff ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:54 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. iLibrarians Teach iStudents to Manage Their Internal and External Information Worlds

      According to Miller's Law, humans can keep between 5 and 9 sequenced things in mind at a time. Available information expands exponentially, but human brains do not. By externalizing information, getting it out of their heads and into explicit form, ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:54 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. 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)

  10. Going to the Dogs: Four-Legged Friends Support Our Most Challenging Readers

      This session is an opportunity to learn about a way to motivate non-readers, struggling readers, and those who greatly dislike reading. A “Read and Wag” program is designed to meet the educational and emotional needs of children of all ages and from all ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)