eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. eCOLLAB offers more than 300 opportunities for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - This webinar will focus on creating collaborations between the school library and content teachers in an effort to create lessons and units that foster critical thinking. Layering standards from content areas with 21st century standards from AASL, ISTE and Future Ready librarianship creates in depth and substantial lessons for critical thinking and growth.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - You have seen gamification in a variety of settings: completing a punch card to earn a free sandwich or receiving a badge for taking a certain number of steps. The idea is to encourage brand loyalty, so how does gamification impact your school library? Games, in any form, increase motivation through engagement. This webinar demonstrates how to gamify aspects of your school library. We will explore the design process, teaching strategies, and digital tools for taking library services and instruction to the next level.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Harness the power of Google Search and Google Scholar to work your way through the research process. From a broad topic, to question, to keywords, evaluation and results conduct efficient searches and get better results without paying for databases.
Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (AASL)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - This session will introduce participants to best practices for implementing multicultural literature into curriculums. The goal of the session is to engage participants in a meaningful, reflective discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative for creating a sense of equality for all students.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.
Standards at Your Fingertips: Using the AASL Standards Mobile App in Your Building-Level Practice (AASL)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - The AASL Standards Mobile App is a powerful tool allowing you to have the National School Library Standards at your fingertips. The app allows you to search the standards framework and to take and share notes. During this session, five school librarians will share how they use the AASL Standards Mobile App in their building-level practice for creating or aligning lessons, collaborating with teachers and other librarians, putting together professional development, and more!
The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (AASL)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - Using the lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners, we will examine the role of manga, comics, and graphic novels to promote literacy and learning. Participants will not only learn about the power of these genres but they will also be exposed to the language of the AASL Shared Foundations.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central - This session will demonstrate to participants how use of 3D printing can help teachers augment their lessons, develop higher order thinking and research, and give students exposure to 21st century technology. School librarian Harry Ostlund and social studies specialist Ryan Fontanella will share how their campus/district worked to create “archival boxes” - boxes of premade lessons incorporating various elements of the library’s digital and print resources available for checkout by teachers for use in the classroom.