For immediate release | January 4, 2013

Be calm, cool, and collected when implementing the common core with an online course from AASL

CHICAGO — Register now for the new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy course, Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected. This four-week, self-paced course facilitated by Paige Jaeger will run from Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013. Registration and course information are available on the AASL e-Academy page.

During the course, participants will be guided through how and why inquiry-based instruction supports the CCSS and will learn how to repackage current research projects into Common Core State Standard (CCSS) aligned research endeavors that foster higher level thought. Jaeger will also lead participants through locating and evaluating rich text for alignment with CCSS curriculum. Participants will leave the course with strategies to reach out to classroom teachers for CCSS integration and be able to seize opportunities to become the building leader for delivering a CCSS-aligned unit of instruction.

Paige Jaeger is the coordinator for school library services at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which serves 84 libraries. Jaeger spent a dozen years as an elementary and secondary school librarian and has written numerous articles for professional journals, magazines and newspapers. Jaeger believes librarians are a vital link to fostering higher level thought and creativity in our thought-stunted generation.

AASLe-Academy courses are led in Moodle, a Web-based online learning system that attendees access from their browser. Each course is designed with the busy school librarian in mind - participants can complete coursework at a time that is most convenient for them.

AASL e-Academy courses are designed to give participants 12 hours of learning led by experts in the school library field. Detailed descriptions of available courses and registration information are available on the AASL e-Academy pages. Fees are $99 for AASL members; $149 for ALA members; $225 for nonmembers; $99 for retired AASL members; and $75 for student AASL members.

The American Association of School Librarians, 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.


Jennifer Habley

Web Communications Manager

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

800-545-2433 ext. 4383