AASL webinar presents co-teaching as an essential skill tool for school librarians

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/27/2012

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CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will present the next of its Knowledge Quest webinar series at 7 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The series explores topics related to the editorial theme of the most recent Knowledge Quest, and each webinar is presented by an author or authors from the issue. Webinars are open and complimentary for all personal AASL members. More information and how to register can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/kqwebinars.

The March/April 2012 issue of Knowledge Quest features articles on co-teaching, the building and teaching courses in tandem with subject area teachers. Presented by Susan Ballard and Judi Moreillon, the webinar will touch on ideas presented in their guest co-editor column, “Through building relationships, discussing and developing curricula and co-teaching with our classroom teacher colleagues, we can blaze a trail that will put school librarians on the map as essential contributors to 21st Century learning and teaching and leadership.”

“This webinar series adds to the already great professional resource that is Knowledge Quest,” said Carl Harvey, AASL president. “Attendees will have the unique opportunity to expand on ideas and information while in the company of their peers and the article’s author.”

Published bimonthly September through June by the American Association of School Librarians, Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Articles address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory and relevant disciplines.

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.