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  1. The Goldie Socks Strategy—Creating a "Just Right" Library Program

      Award-winning author and librarian Jackie Mims Hopkins shares her book Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians. This program provides strategies to encourage enthusiasm and fun in the library. Through a PowerPoint presentation and storytelling, Jackie off ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Go for the Grant! Creativity, Collaboration, and Professional Development

      Learn grant-writing tips and strategies that will energize staff and develop a shared vision. Participants learn steps for successful grant-writing and ways to tap into their staff’s good ideas through collaborative grant-writing. Presenters facilitate  ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:41 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Revitalizing Research—GO! Ask, Act, Achieve

      Cultivating college-ready research skills in students and meeting the CCSS can be challenging for educators. Likewise, most students find big research projects daunting. GO! Ask, Act, Achieve—INFOhio's new CCSS-aligned website—guides middle and hig ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:40 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Everybody Has a Laptop, So Why Do We Need a School Librarian?

      The presenters, fearing they might become an endangered species when their school implemented a 1:1 laptop initiative, looked for new ways to remain integral to the academic program. Collaboration with teachers and professional development would be even ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:27 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library

      Many school librarians are starting to take the plunge and move away from the traditional Dewey Decimal System to a more student-centered arrangement or a bookstore model based on genres. Five school librarians who made the switch share their amazing ga ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 12:41 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. 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)

  7. Confronting the Elephant in the Room: Social-Media Policies for a 21st-Century School

      In an era of learning with mobile devices, social networks, and digital media, it is time to rethink acceptable-use policies. Attendees learn approaches to creating social-media policies and guidelines that address behaviors, rather than technologies, a ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 12:14 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Graphic Novels, Comics, and CCSS: Using Graphic Novels across the Elementary Curriculum

      The graphic novel is an increasingly popular format for today's learners. This session presents the hottest graphic novels for grades K–5, along with the research supporting graphic novels’ use in classrooms and reading instruction. Strategies and ...

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

  9. CCSS Crusaders: Empowering Educators to Teach Research in Lower Grades

      This session is perfect for school librarians who are looking for ways to increase their knowledge of research, technology, and the CCSS. Partcipants learn ways to get students excited about using the research process, synthesizing their learning and sh ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 11:54 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. CCSS, My BFF: One Librarian's Journey in Advocacy for the School Library Program

      This program is a discussion of the educational shifts brought about by the CCSS, how school library programs fit and support these shifts, and ways in which school librarians can use the adoption of these standards to support or kick-start advocacy of ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 11:51 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)