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  1. Branching Out: Growing Collaborative School and Community Partnerships for Students’ Authentic Research Projects

      Many school librarians have a vision for engaging student research projects that have authentic curriculum and real-world connections, but don’t know where to start. Participants learn how to build collaborative school and community partnerships, identi ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 11:00 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Book Trailer Boot Camp: From Storyboard to Film Festival

      Book trailers are an interactive and exciting way to get students interested in books. Learn how a team of teachers collaborated to transform a traditional book report into a student-centered production involving creativity, technology, and innovation. ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 16:25 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Extending Your Library Program beyond the Book Stacks

      Can school librarians extend their programs into other classrooms and after-school hours? Yes! Participants learn how to extend the impact of their library programs beyond their libraries’ walls and the school day.   Presenter(s):  Kristina Holzwiess, S ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:44 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. AASL 2013 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

      The integration of mobile technology into everyday life is rapidly changing the way people function and work in the world. Ultimately, this transformation is creating a dramatically larger digital divide. Educators must seize this moment as an opportuni ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:27 - 1 comment - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Libraries beyond Dewey: New Frontiers in the Organization of Information

      Ditching Dewey is easy. Replacing the DDC with another working system for classifying and organizing a school library is a bit harder. Case studies from elementary and middle school libraries that went beyond Dewey provide two different models to consid ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:30 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Blog the Book: The Challenge of Motivating Readers in a Digital Age

      In the present fast-paced society, not only is it a challenge to motivate students to read, it's a challenge to get their attention at all! Educators are competing with games, gadgets, and phones that stream, entertain, and divert. However, by usin ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:32 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Be Essential—And Convince Others that You Are

      The information and technology needs of today's teachers and students are increasing in the digital world, and school librarians play an essential role in meeting those needs. Although the impact of today's school librarians on student learnin ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:26 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Using Apps and C.R.A.P. Testing to Rise to the CCSS Challenge

      Apps and Web 2.0 technologies can be everyday classroom tools that facilitate conformance with the CCSS. In this session, digital citizenship and tools to evaluate Web resources will be aligned with anchor standards; this evaluation will be conducted th ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:19 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Ask, Create, Collaborate: Transforming Elementary Libraries into Library Learning Commons

      The Learning Commons model is focused on the needs of students, adopts flexibility as a mantra, and requires a paradigm shift on the part of the school librarian and the entire school community. Through a panel presentation, attendees learn replicable s ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:20 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Arts 2.0: Arts, Libraries, and Technology

      In this session, focusing on how the arts (drama, music, visual art, and more) can be integrated into the school library program, participants engage with activities and ideas. Web tools as well as mobile apps are also introduced to accompany these arti ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:20 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)