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

Someone Should Do Something, and I'm Someone: Empowering Leaders to Empower Learners

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

"Someone should do something about that!" That's what we often think, when we're frustrated by what is (or isn't) happening in our schools. Here's the truth: YOU are someone, and YOU have the power to take action. Any librarian can be a leader; in fact, it's our professional imperative! This session will help librarians find their personal leadership styles and gain strategies to lead change and empower learning in their schools.

Speaker(s):
  • Sarah Searles, District Specialist in Library Media Services, Knox County Schools
  • Stephanie Ham, Director of Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

TECH Squad: Student-Led Collaboration Technology Integration

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

TECH Squad's curriculum guide can be used as a class or club to help students and teachers collaboratively support each other in the utilization of the newest technology. Bring together standards, intrinsic motivation, and badging to support building confidence in using technology in education that is beyond the basics. The curriculum guide can be altered and differentiated to meet the diverse needs of students and teachers while building a technology community.

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

I See You: Cultivating Relationships to Grow Strong School Library Media Programs

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Which teachers like science fiction? Which students love graphic novels? Which parent would teach a German enrichment in the library? Answering these types of questions helps you better know your school community, support their needs, and cultivate relationships that build strong school library media programs. In this session, examples of relationship building and interactive activities will be shared, highlighting the ultimate impact on students. Attendees will reflect and record ideas to implement at their workplaces.

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

Picture Books as Powerful Portals: Exploring Diversity & Building Empathy to Inspire Action

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Empathy is a core competency in the socio-emotional content of public and independent schools’ curricula. Empathy stems from the enduring understanding that each student is an individual with unique attributes and perspectives, some of which are visible and others are invisible. Books are portals--mirrors, windows, or doors--that provide the opportunity to transport children to special places both internally and externally and build empathy. This session explores the intersection of empathy and diverse literature.

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

Transform Teaching and Learning with Technology and Competency-Based Standards!

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Become an educational leader! Learn how school librarians can create and model opportunities to provide professional development for colleagues in their schools and districts that align with local, state, and national standards and initiatives. Explore and identify innovative technology that can transform teaching and learning, and enhances opportunities for personalized, student-centered learning. Take home shared documents and resources that will guide professional learning in your local district.

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

Engaging Student Citizens in a Digital Age: Critical Civic Literacy and Ten Questions for Change Makers

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Students in the digital age have access to exponentially increasing amounts of political information. Learn how school librarians can help students navigate this information explosion and encourage successful civic-political agency in a digital age. A high school’s critical civic literacy curriculum incorporated with the MacArthur Foundation’s “Ten Questions for Change Makers” is proposed as an example to bridge between theory and practice. Participants will discuss practical steps to infuse the framework into their own programs.

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

Put Your Library On Wheels: How to Create and Fund a Do-It-Yourself Summer Bookmobile

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Want to help prevent the summer slide? Want to build community and increase reading motivation? Bring books to your students in your very own Do-It-Yourself Summer Bookmobile. Tips on how to create, fund, plan, and operate a DIY bookmobile will be shared.

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

Reflect, Recharge, Return: Planning for Beyond the Conference, Part 1

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Now that you’ve learned about the National School Library Standards, what’s next? Join members of the AASL Standards editorial board and implementation task force to reflect, ask questions, and plan your first action steps for bringing the standards alive in your home context. Come with your questions, concerns, and ideas, and be ready to engage in conversation with your colleagues as you create a plan for your library and community.

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

Investing in Social Capital Counts

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Investing in social capital brings leadership within your reach! To build an effective school library program that prepares students for college, career, and community, school librarians must be consummate collaborators. Understanding patterns of interaction and adult learning in your school is a first step. Participants in this hands-on session will think, create, share, and grow leadership strategies and leave the session with a plan for growing a culture of collaboration in their unique school settings.

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

Reflect, Recharge, Return: Planning for Beyond the Conference, Part 2

Nov 11, 2017 3:10pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 4:10pm

Now that you’ve learned about the National School Library Standards, what’s next? Join members of the AASL Standards editorial board and implementation task force to reflect, ask questions, and plan your first action steps for bringing the standards alive in your home context. Come with your questions, concerns, and ideas, and be ready to engage in conversation with your colleagues as you create a plan for your library and community.

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