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AASL Online Continuing Education

Self-paced Programs

AASL e-Academy self-paced online programs offer accessibility 24 hours a day for 4 weeks. These static tutorials offer the learner an independent learning environment. The self-paced programs do not offer interaction between other learners or discussion boards. The learner will move through the learning module unguided and independent of all other learners.

  • Requirements: Pre-test, Post-test
  • Read technical requirements before registering for this course. 
  • Credits: Certificate of Completion
  • Cost: $19.95
  • Capacity: No Limit
  • Facilitator: None

Self-paced Programs Offered in Spring 2007:

bullet point Reaching Reluctant Readers in the School Library Media Center: April 23 – May 18, 2007


In this self-paced tutorial learners will receive an overview of:

  • recognizing reluctant readers,
  • enhancing the library environment so that it welcomes the reluctant reader,
  • designing programs that engage the reluctant reader, or those who may become reluctant readers, and
  • resources that appeal to reluctant readers and professional resources that will offer further suggestions.

bullet point Trends in Children’s Literature: April 23 – May 18, 2007


The best way to get kids to read is by surrounding them with books that are relevant to their interests and that entice them to read. More than 7,000 new juvenile books are published annually. While many older titles remain relevant and popular, teachers, librarians, and reading specialists frequently find it difficult to keep up with new titles and trends in children's literature.

In addition to providing a brief review of the basics of children's literature, this self-paced tutorial will examine contemporary books and trends for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Primary emphasis will be placed on books published since 2000 and strategies for keeping current on new titles published each year.

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