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.

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Sessions

What Type of Leader Are You?What Type of Leader Are You?

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What Type of Leader Are You?

Nov 11, 2017 9:30am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 10:30am

There are great leaders, good leaders, mediocre and bad ones. But even great ones are not the same kind of leader. Leaders fall into different archetypes and knowing which one(s) are yours will help you lead from your strengths. Combine that with being able to identify your administrator’s leadership archetype and you will be able to determine the best way to target your message and better position your library program.

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Survey Says: School Librarians Identifying Stakeholders' Needs

Nov 11, 2017 9:30am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 10:30am

Addressing the needs of students, and teachers is priority number one for school librarians, but how do you determine what those needs are? The One Question Survey format is ideal for soliciting quick feedback from any stakeholder group, and it can also be a fun way to engage students. Participants in this interactive session will create serious and playful one-question surveys and brainstorm ways to use and share results.

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Redefining Literacy: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Nov 11, 2017 9:30am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 10:30am

Why are our students struggling to work with digital tools if they spoke internet before they could walk? How can we prepare students for a world they're going to enter when we can't even imagine future challenges? The answer is to approach each learning task and learner knowing that they must transfer to the next wave of development. Strategies abound to approach our discomfort with an uncertain future.

Speaker(s):
  • Alanna King, Teacher-librarian, eLearning Teacher, Upper Grand District School Board
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Makerspace Successes and Snags: 4 Professors and 20 Secondary Librarians Collaboratively Strengthen Learning through an Extended Makerspace PD Project

Nov 11, 2017 9:30am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 10:30am

Through a grant-funded project, four professors collaborated with 20 middle and high school librarians to strengthen instructional partnerships with content-area teachers through high- and low-tech makerspaces and integrated multiple literacies. Explore how this project empowered librarians to enhance networking with other librarians and administrators in supporting innovative learning in library makerspaces. Learn top strategies and resources for the librarians and how professional development and implementation could improve in the future.

Speaker(s):
  • Julie Stepp, Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological University
  • Stephanie Wendt, Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological University
  • Jennifer Meadows, Assistant Professor, Tennessee Technological Univerity
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Literacies for Research: Teaching Students How to Research Successfully in a Digital Landscape

Nov 11, 2017 10:40am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 11:40am

Teaching students to accept that the easiest path is not always the best path, to read critically, analyze evidence, and challenge assumptions is thorny. Students directed to focus on ethical use, audience, and impact when publishing their learning often ignore those prescriptions. Yet students need digital, media, and global literacy, In this session, presenters will highlight effective and engaging instructional strategies to help learners master them.

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Data @ Your Fingertips: Formative Assessment for the School Library

Nov 11, 2017 10:40am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 11:40am

Data, data, data! Is your school administrator asking you for data? How can busy school librarians prove on a regular basis that they are having a positive impact on student achievement? Join us in this session and explore how to harness the power of formative assessment and technology. Five, free, formative assessment tools will be demonstrated. Attendees should bring a tablet or laptop and be ready to try out each assessment tool.

Speaker(s):
  • Rene Burress, Assistant Professor, University of Central Missouri
  • Jenna Kammer, Assistant Professor, University of Central Missouri
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Beyond Identifying Fake News: Providing Effective Media Literacy PD to Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

Nov 11, 2017 10:40am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 11:40am

Fake news has real-world consequences, but the fact is, most adults see themselves as much more media literate than they actually are. How can we provide effective coaching for teachers and librarians so that they are more able to assess their own levels of media literacy and can provide more authentic and productive lessons for their students? Engage in a series of collaborative table discussions and develop a PD exercise to take back with you.

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All History is Local: Making History Matter through Primary Sources

Nov 11, 2017 10:40am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 11:40am

George Santayana said "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it". This session is designed to help students learn from history and recognize the mistakes of the past. Participants will be introduced to a structured discussion technique for helping students analyze and interpret past events by examining multiple primary sources and to draw connections to current issues. Lesson plans, analysis templates, online resources and possible student inquiry projects will be provided.

Speaker(s):
  • Cassandra Barnett, Program Advisor for School Libraries, Arkansas Department of Education
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Collaborate and Curate with the New National School Library Standards

Nov 11, 2017 10:40am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 11:40am

Connect with the C’s in your National School Library Standards. Explore how the traditional roles of collaboration and curation are evolving for library, librarian, and student through the Shared Foundations. Unpack the Collaborate and Curate standards with fellow attendees, consider current effective practice, and work together to construct creative solutions for our local learning communities. Participants will walk away with a crowdsourced and curated HyperDoc.

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Meeting a Need: “Less Stress” Resources to Share

Nov 11, 2017 10:40am ‐ Nov 11, 2017 11:40am

Do you see students and colleagues who are feeling overly stressed? What about yourself? Our library staff worked with departments across the high school to gather and then share resources to help reduce stress. At this session, you will hear about the steps we followed, plus receive access to the many videos, apps and online articles that we have recommended to students, faculty and parents. Join us and take some deep breaths.

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