AASL webinar invites school librarians to 'get thinking!'

For Immediate Release
Thu, 01/08/2015


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO  A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites school librarians to “get thinking!” to challenge and engage learners. Presented by Paige Jaeger and Mary Boyd Ratzer, “Get Thinking! Making the Most of Your Library Time” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Jan. 13. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

The shifting educational paradigm requires educators to move from rote and recall to rigor and research. During the webinar, Jaeger and Ratzer will share examples of assignments, read-alouds, research essential questions and library activities that require students to think critically. Jaeger and Ratzer promise attendees a fun hour of learning and contemplation of how to tap into our greatest asset-the brain! 

Paige Jaeger facilitates 84 libraries in the “upstate” New York region. She has been a librarian at both the elementary and secondary levels. Mary Boyd Ratzer is a professional development consultant who fosters inquiry-based learning and real-world strategies for the Common Core. Formerly Ratzer served as a teacher and school librarian at the Shenendehowa Central Schools in New York. Together, Jaeger and Ratzer wrote "Rx for the Common Core: Toolbox for Inquiry Based Learning." Their next book, "Think Tank Library," is due out in 2015.

Attendance during the live presentation of “Get Thinking!” is open to all. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at ecollab.aasl.org.

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their elearning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.