CHICAGO – School librarians are encouraged to register their "team of three" for only $599 for the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2010 Fall Forum. IN FOCUS: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning will be held Nov. 5-6 in Portland, Ore.
This special rate follows the "core team approach" to guided inquiry researched by Fall Forum presenter Leslie Maniotes. In her book, "Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century," which she co-authored with Carol C. Kuhlthau and Ann K. Caspari, she focuses on how "three member teams provide a synergy of ideas for developing inquiry learning." School librarians are encouraged to bring their teacher collaborators or peers within their district to take advantage of this discount.
The "team of three" may include non-member teachers or administrators. To receive the discount, at least one registrant must be an AASL personal member and a school librarian. For discount to apply to teams of school librarians, all must be from the same district and must be members of AASL. Those registering for the "three for $599" option must fax or mail in their form. Online registration is not available for this pricing option. The full payment of $599 must be received at the time of registration.
In addition to Maniotes, the two-day institute will feature two other preeminent names in school library research – Gail Dickinson and Ross Todd. Three breakout sessions will focus on essential questions, enduring understanding and evidence-based practice and how these three theories align with AASL's learning standards and program guidelines. With special time to focus on implementation and a networking session, attendees will leave the institute prepared to implement their action plan within their schools and/or districts.
The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.