For immediate release | March 12, 2013

Webinar offers in-depth look at PBS LearningMedia™ literacy lessons

CHICAGO — In a new vendor webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), presenters Carol Studebaker, Charlotte Hodges and Carolyn Jacobs will offer an in-depth look at middle school literacy tools now available from PBS LearningMedia™. The webinar, “PBS LearningMedia™ Launches Blended Literacy Lessons,” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. To register, visit

The Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection, produced by WGBH and funded by the Walmart Foundation, is designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics or English language arts topic. Lessons are available at no cost on PBS LearningMedia™website. Those interested can also view a one-minute introduction to the collection.

The webinar is open to all. Registrations will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25, and a seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit

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 e-learning 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

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