AASL National Conference & Exhibition 2017

Nov 10, 2017 ‐ Nov 11, 2017


Concurrent sessions captured in Phoenix, Arizona

The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians. Concurrent sessions are specially chosen to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. Sessions in 2017 introduce the new National School Library Standards, raising the level of learning in school libraries, and addressing the needs of a new generation of students.

Members: Free

Sessions

Creating a Personalized Learning Environment with Badges and Problem Solving

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Put children in the driver's seat of their own educational journey, by creating badges as sites to stop and explore along the way. Create a learning environment to nurture Future Ready students with Google Classroom and Digital Badging. Provide 24-7-365 access to learning, global perspectives and problem solving, innovation and exploration and most importantly differentiation and student choice in your classroom, all through a central dashboard!

Speaker(s):
  • Barbara Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Jack Jackter Intermediate School Colchester Public Schools
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Added Value: School Librarian as Data Leader

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

School librarians looking to increase their impact and relevance in school leadership will learn how to use data to aid learning teams in setting site goals, finding trends, and providing evidence for interventions and curriculum supports to greater impact student learning.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

From De-Silencing to Empowering Discussions about Race and Culture with Diverse Books

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Handing young people diverse books is a fine beginning, but what makes it empowering is meaningful, culturally relevant conversations about their literacy experience. How do facilitators deepen insights into these cultural journeys while feeling confident taking on difficult questions and considering their own roles and biases? Participants will learn to bring culture and race to the forefront of literary conversations, and acquire strategies to successfully facilitate authentic, contextualized discussions about race, culture, and diverse books.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Digiwise: Citizenship for the 21st Century

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Are your 21st century students Digiwise? Move beyond the horizon to help them become future ready! Join this presentation for a look at digital citizenship resources and how you can use them to advocate for digital citizenship within your learning community! You’ll learn how to use a questioning process to analyze your media program while also exploring digital citizenship resources through a GooseChase scavenger hunt. Come prepared to participate in the fun!

Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Cultivating a Community of Readers: Literary Programming Ideas to Cajole, Challenge, and Engage Students

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Despite explosions in the electronic reading world, and emphasis on students developing 21st century skills, huge gaps in reading achievement exist among students. School Librarians are positioned to be the literacy leaders in our schools, bringing students to the skill that will sustain all of their education. This lively session will demonstrate how to create a community of readers by engaging and challenging students so that they develop into passionate, independent readers and learners.

Speaker(s):
  • Annie Ruefle, PYC and Lower School Librarian, Columbus School for Girls
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Perfect Pairings: Teaching Visual Literacy Using Primary Source Pairings with the Caldecott, Newbery, & Coretta Scott King Book Award Titles

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Explore purposeful pairings of primary sources with the winners and honor titles of the Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King ALA Book Awards from the past five years. Experience the power of primary source analysis and how it can enhance lessons, read-alouds, book groups, and displays for learners of all ages. Through the cultivation of visual literacy skills, students develop the ability to critically think about and engage with information in our image-based world.

Speaker(s):
  • Joanna Marek, School Librarian, Spring Avenue Elementary School
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Build Your Own and Your Students’ Global Personal Learning Networks with Twitter

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Learn to use Twitter effectively as a key component of your personal learning network, to contribute and glean expertise in our field, as well as how it can engage students in personal learning, positive social media networking, building information/media literacy skills. Newcomers will get going on Twitter, and those already on will get tips to take best advantage of it for learning, networking, and teaching. Participate in a scavenger hunt and earn a digital badge!

Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Gear Up: Future Ready Collaboration

Nov 10, 2017 10:10am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 11:10am

Are you a Future Ready librarian? After reviewing the Future Ready Schools federal initiative, this session will provide practical tips and strategies for initiating collaboration in your building. This session is ideal for middle and high school librarians working on a flexible schedule. Presenters and participants will share what works in their libraries. Come to inspire and be inspired.

Speaker(s):
  • Amanda Hurley, Library Media Specialist, Henry Clay High School
  • Felica White, Library Media Specialist, Henry Clay High School
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Exploration into the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Nov 10, 2017 11:20am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 12:20pm

Take time to experience some the sites awarded over the past nine years from The AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee. Make sure to attend this hands-on technology event to learn more and explore these winning websites in the fields of librarianship, education, and instruction!

Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Gimme a C (for Collaboration!): A Toolkit for School and Public Library Collaboration

Nov 10, 2017 11:20am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 12:20pm

A Member of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation will discuss the benefits of collaborating, the steps of a successful collaboration, with a sneak peek and feedback on the Collaboration Toolkit. Committee members will also share their favorite examples of successful school and public library partnerships, and session attendees will have the opportunity to do so as well. All will walk away with new ideas for successful collaborations in their library community!

Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00