CHICAGO – The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2010 Fall Forum has been extended to Oct. 21. IN FOCUS: The Essentials of 21st-Century Learning will be held Nov. 5-6 in Portland, Ore. Registration and program information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/fallforum.
The institute's three breakout sessions, featuring three preeminent school library researchers, Gail Dickinson, Leslie Maniotes and Ross Todd, will guide attendees' understanding of how essential questions, enduring understanding and evidence-based practice 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.
As recently announced, attendees of the institute can receive graduate credit through Portland State University. The cost is $65. A representative from the university will be on site to discuss this option with attendees.
In addition, school librarians are encouraged to bring their teacher collaborators, school administrators or school librarian peers from within their district to take advantage of the "Team of Three" special rate of $599. Rules and regulations for this rate are on the AASL website.
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.