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

Diversity in Collection Development - Surely We Don't Need This Training. Don't Call Me Shirley!

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

Diversity in collection development is a project that is never finished. You will learn how to diversify your present collection in a way that better reflects today's global world.Find out how to use these diverse library materials to support your students, staff and the curriculum and standards.

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

Ferry Master or Bridge Builder? Student-Empowered Teaching

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

Are you a ferry or a bridge? Both take people across water. The ferry operator is in charge, releasing travelers from responsibility; a bridge puts travelers in complete control. Do you and your teachers carry students through learning, telling them when/how to do tasks? Do you deliver lectures or create structures to engage and empower students? Learn about K-12 strategies including problem-based, felt-need tasks; self-assessment; non-negotiable lessons; and optional small-group mini-lessons. Become a bridge builder!

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

App-Smashing Green Screen BookTalks, Read-Alouds & Book Reviews

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

Learn how to promote and encourage reading by teaching students to create video booktalks, book reviews, and read-alouds using iPads, green screens, a combination of apps, such as Green Screen DoInk, Tellagami, and a QR code app. Get ideas to add a maker twist to projects with hands-on creations! You can try it yourself if you bring your iPad loaded with the Greenscreen DoInk app to the session!

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

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Using Narrative Non-Fiction in Your Library

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

Take advantage of the new upswing in non-fiction. You will learn how to increase student and teacher engagement and knowledge by: -Discovering recent titles and how to market them, both in person and through technology -Using narrative non-fiction to teach information skills -Pairing non-fiction with fiction and primary sources to build reading skills and encourage students to continue thinking critically Because sometimes the truth is stranger (and more engaging) than fiction.

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

Don't Get Faked by the News!Don't Get Faked by the News!

Preview Available

Don't Get Faked by the News!

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

News impacts us daily, but news might not be as true as it appears. Studies found that youth have difficulty distinguishing which online resources are credible. Researchers stated a strong need for curriculum focused on developing students’ civic online reasoning. This session addresses this need for student news media literacy, and provides news media curriculum and tools to incorporate to help their students improve their news media literacy.

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

You’re Worth It, But How Do You Show It? Demonstrating Your Unique Value to Your School Administrators

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

You contribute value to your school, but, as a “doer” you might not articulate your value in helping administrators carry out their mission. Highlighting your worth isn’t bragging, but rather makes the case that you play an important role in helping teachers teach and students learn. Learn how to support the mission and culture of your school, determine your unique value, draft and deliver talking points, and take away a model and examples to use.

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Kay Biagini, Associate Professor and Director, School Library Certification Program, University of Pittsburgh
  • Debra Kachel, Adjunct Instructor, Mansfield University
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

#futurereadylibs: Which Wedge Gives You the Edge?

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

Wanna live on the edge? The Future Ready Librarians Framework helps librarians explore #connectiondevelopment by aligning their practices with strategic building and district work. Learn how each research-based ‘wedge’ of the FRL Framework can connect the priorities of district leaders with AASL standards or program guidelines. Find a wedge that will give you an edge as you work with administrators and teachers--curating digital resources, building instructional partnerships, or empowering students as creators.

Speaker(s):
  • Mark Ray, Director of Innovation and Library Services, Vancouver Public Schools
  • Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Libraries & Project Connect Spokesperson, The Library Voice
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Wrangle Up Interest in Librarian, Teacher and Administration Collaboration for Teaching Information Literacy Skills

Nov 10, 2017 2:30pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 3:30pm

At The Willows Community School, a librarian, school administrator, and teachers collaborated to develop an information literacy skills program concentrating on Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The Willows librarian and administrator will discuss the development and successful implementation of the program and offer tips for implementation at other schools. Participants will work on designing a template for their own school's information literacy needs that can be shared with teachers and administrators.

Speaker(s):
  • Cathy Leverkus, Director of Library Services, The Willows Community School
  • Terri Baird, Director of Teaching and Learning, The Willows Community School
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Moving Along the Stream - Adding Research to STEAM in the Library

Nov 10, 2017 2:30pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 3:30pm

Explore how to connect research to STEAM in your library. Using the topics of electricity and coding as the starting point we completed a research project and got to 'play' with Squishy Circuits and Ozobots. This was an amazing learning experience for all.

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

Using OER to Lead STEM Literacy & Inquiry

Nov 10, 2017 2:30pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 3:30pm

Learn about school librarians working on the forefront of curating and creating OER in their schools. Drawing from established open education principles and learnings from the collaborative project, School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning, this session will engage participants in strategies for open content use and discovery of exemplary OER units created by school librarians and STEM teacher colleagues to build inquiry and literacy through the integration of informational texts into STEM teaching and learning.

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