Writer Patricia Owen discusses AASL’s newest publication, A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation. In this workbook, Owen uses the AASL Empowering Learners program guidelines as a basis for a school librarian evaluation rubric—one that can be adapted or duplicated by school librarians and shared with school administrators. Owen walks participants through the workbook’s suggested readings, action tips, and evidence collection to help school librarians engage in rigorous self-evaluation and to shape school administrator evaluations.
This presentation addresses ongoing Internet safety issues affecting children, such as sexting and cyberbullying. Due to the widespread availability of the Internet and mobile technology, the sky-high hormone levels of young people, and the difficulty that they can have understanding the consequences of their decisions, sexting and cyberbullying incidents are occurring among tweens and teens all over the U.S. Media stories and statistics are used throughout the webinar to illustrate these behaviors.
Part of a series of 20 minute webinars presented by the AASL Advocacy Committee in conjunction with School Library Month 2012, this webinar helps school librarians when making the case to justify their school library program needs.
Thursday, August 20 | 6:00 p.m. Central - In this webinar, participants will celebrate and explore this year's list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Social Sciences, and Books. Participants will also learn how the apps can be used in classrooms and school libraries to engage students, inspire learning, and dive into inquiry.
Wednesday, August 26 | 6:00 p.m. Central - In this webinar, explore the best of the 2015 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, past-chair, and Lucy Santos Green, current chair of the Best Websites committee. Best Websites honors websites of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in AASL's learning standards. From this year’s recipients, Lucy and Heather hand-picked a selection of great sites just for librarians and classroom teachers. They will discuss how these websites can be used and share examples from the field.
eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. With the addition of recorded sessions from the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition, eCOLLAB offers over 200 webcasts and podcasts for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
In this webinar, participants learn about the modules of the AASL Planning Guide, evidence that demonstrates the strengths and needs of their programs, and ways that librarians can use the Guide to drive their own professional development. Keeling highlights strategies, such as data collection, peer coaching, and reflective questions, that district leaders can use to support their librarians as they use the Planning Guide. Information in this webinar will help district leaders discover the potential for the Planning Guide so they can plan to budget for the Planning Guide in their districts.
This four-week course provides an overview of the AASL Planning Guide and Rubric grounded in principles of adult learning and peer coaching. Participants will examine the structure of A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners, learn strategies for designing professional development, identify coaching questions to support professional reflection, and begin to plan a year of professional development modules using the Planning Guide.
Acclaimed writers and educators/librarians, Pat Scales and James LaRue will talk about difficult conversations with parents. Parents are often coming from an emotional place that has less to do with a book they're upset about and more to do with a changing world and a loss of control as their children grow up. They will share insights to guide the response from defensive to embracing, empathetic, and educational.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn what resources are available to help make the case for libraries.