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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: ​​​​​​​How Will 2022 Bring New Opportunities to Lead Our Learners?

Credits: None available.

AASL President Jennisen Lucas leads a conversation with school librarian colleagues and friends to share ideas for 2022 and how to help learners navigate during a time of continuing challenges.

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.

Free

AASL Town Hall: Book Challenges

Credits: None available.

During this AASL Town Hall, AASL President Jennisen Lucas and OIF Assistant Director Kristin Pekoll facilitate a discussion on the current rise of book challenges. In less than a month, OIF has spoken out against censorship via 139 news articles and TV outlets and is currently supporting librarians with 150 active book challenges. Explore how school librarians can keep their school libraries safe havens reflective of the school community.

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.

Speaker(s):
  • Jennisen Lucas, District Librarian, Park County School District 6
  • Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
  • Sylvia K. Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians
Free

AASL Town Hall: Media Literacy & Trust Me

Credits: None available.

To advance the critical role school librarians play in empowering their learners with media literacy, AASL partnered with the Getting Better Foundation (GBF) to share the award-winning documentary “Trust Me.” Attendees at the AASL National Conference had the opportunity to watch an exclusive viewing and as part of the partnership, and all ALA members can save 50% on the cost of the streaming rental through October 31. During this #AASLtownhall, AASL leaders and colleagues discuss the film and why empowering communities with information literacy is more important than ever.

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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.

AASL President(s): AASL Executive Director(s): Panelist(s):
Free

CAEP Training: Writing the Program Report

Credits: None available.

• 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

Credits: None available.

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

Credits: None available.

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!

Credits: None available.

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

Credits: None available.

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

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CAEP Training: Preparing for Data Collection

Credits: None available.

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

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