Tech tools on display during AASL preconferences

For Immediate Release
Fri, 04/24/2015

Contact:

Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

312-280-4382

jhabley@ala.org

CHICAGO — Preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference are designed to further empower school librarians as technology leaders in their schools. These half-day workshops will be offered Friday, June 26 in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

Participants will learn how to use the best of the best during Integrating AASL's Best Websites and Best Apps into your School's Curriculum. In this interactive session, presenters Heather Moorefield-Lang, Melissa Jacobs, Joyce Valenza, Mary Ann Scheuer, Shannon Miller and Lucy Santos Green will highlight examples of online and handheld technology resources (e-books, apps and digital tools) professionally vetted by the AASL Best Websites and the AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning Committees.

In the workshop The Google, the Bing, and the Open Web: Teaching Credibility Assessment to Young Adults, participants will be introduced to methods of credibility assessment instruction informed through research conducted by a team at the University of Maryland in collaboration with school librarians in selected middle schools. Using data collected and methods tested during HackHealth sessions, presenters Mega Subramaniam, Beth St. Jean, Christie Kodama and Natalie Greene Taylor will share strategies for effectively teaching Web-based credibility assessment to middle and high school students.

AASL encourages school librarians to register now to attend one of these valuable workshops. For fees and to register, visit alaac15.ala.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.