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AASL offers online learning opportunities to meet the needs of busy school library professional. This collection contains archives of AASL webinars, recorded concurrent sessions from AASL national conferences, and national institute presentations. Online professional development available through ALL is designed to make school librarians leaders in their school community.

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AASL Town Hall: Once Upon a Conversation

Credits: None available.

We all have stories to share from our school libraries. These fun and meaningful stories matter to our stakeholders. Join AASL President Jennisen Lucas and other school librarians to practice thinking about what to say when we are asked about school libraries. Let's go beyond the Elevator Speech and tell a story our stakeholder will remember and bring them back to talk to us.

AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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CAEP Training: Writing the Program Report

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• Ten Steps to Writing a successful report
• Common Pitfalls
• Process document samples
• Review Recognition report form

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Dual Enrollment and Beyond: Strategies and Research to Support Students Transitioning to College

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Preparing students for college is a role that is extremely important for school librarians. College coursework often starts with dual enrollment. Where should school librarians begin if they want to excel in this role? What competencies can school librarian educators teach to prepare school librarians for this role? Join this discussion to learn about competencies, research, and experiences pertaining to preparing students for college and the best practices for assisting students.

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Words Have Power: Exploring the School Library's Role in Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Through Resources and Diverse Narratives

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Today’s students are bombarded with “fake news,” polarizing ideology, and revised curriculum legislation. School libraries can provide students with resources and perspectives they may never otherwise encounter to help them navigate the world around them. Today's school library collections are charged with being microcosms of our society and incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion. Join AASL President Kathy Carroll for a lively and candid conversation with Nic Stone, best-selling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, and Cicely Lewis, school librarian and founder of the Read Woke Challenge and Read Woke podcast, as they explore the necessity for diverse collections and authentic student inquiry in school libraries.

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Conversations About Library Leadership: Looking Ahead to the New School Year!

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Join the supervisor section for a lively conversation about leadership! Our conversation will be centered around the aspects of leading a school library program. Additionally, the program will serve an inaugural event for a SPVS section book study on Judi Morellion’s library leadership book. Following our kickoff conversation at ALA, we will have a 3 week asynchronous book study on Morellion’s book Maximizing School Librarian Leadership. You do not need to participate in the book study to attend this session - but we would love for you to! Everyone is welcome.

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CAEP Training: Rubrics & Evidence Based Practice

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• Rubrics that tell a story: Developing Rubrics for new standards
• Evidence Based Practice

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CAEP Training: Preparing for Data Collection

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• Reviewing the standards
• Reviewing current program
• Data Collection Protocols and Organization
• Describing your learning community, program and candidates

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AASL Town Hall | Reflections and Plans for the Future: Our Pandemic Year

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AASL Town Hall | The Rules Still Apply: Information Literacy During a Pandemic

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Presenters discuss how school librarians can help manage academic dishonesty during virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning. 

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Break Barriers: Get Kids Thinking Critically About Bias

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Of the many challenges educators have had to face this past year, guiding students on overcoming biases ranks high on the list. Kathy Carroll, 2020-2021 AASL President, moderates a roundtable discussion on the subject in this one-hour webinar presented by AASL and sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company. Four experts in the field share ideas on how school librarians and other educators can rely on credible sources to support diverse perspectives and help students assess and navigate bias.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how to educate administrators, school leaders, and students about privileges, biases, and inequities in schools.
  • Learn ways to facilitate productive conversations and improve intergroup relations.
  • See how credible sources can help students to think critically and push past media (and social media) biases.
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