Archived Webinars


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 eCOLLAB is designed to make school librarians leaders in their school community.

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AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017


Credits: None available.

Did you miss ALA Annual in Chicago? Didn't make it to the big reveal of AASL Best Websites or the Exploring Best Websites Session? Don't worry we've got you covered! Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for a dive into the 2017 American Association of School Librarians' Best Websites for Teaching & Learning recipients. Delve into websites that fall into categories like digital storytelling, social media and communication, media sharing, and much more. A fast-paced, highly informative session about new and exciting online tools and resources. This session will definitely leave you with ideas for the new school year.

  1. Participants will engage with selected websites that support inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
  2. Participants will familiarize themselves with ideas for classroom and library integration of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.
  3. Participants will investigate the characteristics of each website, in order to select the best online tool for future technology-integration projects/lessons.

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

Twitter 201: Now I'm a Tweep - What's Next?


Credits: None available.

This webinar is a Part 2 for those who attended “Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network” on August 15 or for everyone who has a Twitter account but wants to take it to the next step. It will include tips on participating in Twitter chats, ways to optimize and get the most out of tweets with visuals, using Twitter as a back channel during conferences, using Twitter lists, third-party tools to enhance Twitter, and ways to use Twitter with students and for library advocacy.

  • Learn why Twitter chats are great personal professional learning and networking options and how to participate.
  • Learn how to enhance conference participation with Twitter as a back channel.
  • Learn how to leverage the power of Twitter with your students and for library advocacy.

Speaker(s):
  • Jane Lofton, School Librarian, Retired, Mira Costa High School
Members: $0.00
Standard: $6.99

Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network


Credits: None available.

Learn why Twitter is a must for being a connected librarian, building a Personal Learning Network, keeping current with the world, and school library advocacy. Also learn how to get up and running on Twitter easily and start taking the best advantage of it immediately. The webinar will include advice on effective account settings, what to tweet, how to read through tweets, how to select good accounts to follow, how to engage in conversations, and more.

  • Learn why Twitter is a powerful tool for personal professional development, networking, and advocacy.
  • Learn how to set up an effective Twitter account and create postings to attract followers and connect with others.
  • Learn the best accounts to follow to build an effective network.

Speaker(s):
  • Jane Lofton, School Librarian, Retired, Mira Costa High School
Members: $0.00
Standard: $6.99

Virtual Field Trips for the 21st Century Learner


Credits: None available.

With an increasing emphasis on integrating 21st century learning skills into the classroom, teachers, schools, and educational organizations are seeking new ways of engaging students with people and places outside the classroom. This webinar will highlight resources that are available, the tools needed for a quality virtual connection, and ways you can facilitate a rewarding, educational, and fun experience for all involved!

  • Learn what resources are available and where you can find them.
  • Discuss what tools of the trade that are needed, and how to maximize their use.
  • Explore ways to make the virtual learning experience rewarding and memorable from beginning to end.

Speaker(s):
  • Kaytee Smith, Digital Marketing Specialist, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Members: $0.00
Standard: $6.99

Got Stuff, But No Staff?: Adventures in Creating a Student Techspert Team


Credits: None available.

During difficult times of budget cuts, school librarians are often fortunate to hold full-time positions never mind having support staff. Learn how a student techspert team can increase engagement in your library program, while also proving opportunities for management of library resources and makerspaces.

  • Develop ways to empower their students and increase engagement.
  • Understand how to create a student techspert team.
  • Help their students to develop a sense of ownership of their library program.

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

Use an Elevator Speech To Prove Your Value


Credits: None available.

Elevator speeches are 2- or 3-sentence statements that make a point quickly. When you have just a moment to get someone's attention, you must use it wisely. Crafting an effective elevator speech is an art, and you can learn it during this webinar. So next time someone asks, "Why do school librarians still matter when everything is online?" you'll be ready with the perfect comeback!

  • This webinar will help people in the school library field speak confidently about why they matter,
  • Get the attention of stakeholders, legislators, etc. to bring them into longer conversations, and
  • Be prepared for interviews.

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

MakerSpaces on a DimeMakerSpaces on a Dime

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MakerSpaces on a Dime


Credits: None available.

To have a successful MakerSpace, you don't need a dedicated space, just a dedicated mindset. This presentation will empower teacher librarians to initiate a Maker movement in their buildings. Teacher librarians will learn how to implement STEAM activities and challenges using supplies that cost little to no money to encourage student creativity and ownership of learning.

  • Staff education on MakerSpaces
  • STEAM actvities for little to no money
  • Using data to propel your maker movement

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

Delivering The Message: Using Podcasts, Google Hangouts, and Other Technologies for Professional Development


Credits: None available.

Looking for new or different ways to deliver professional development? Wondering what others are doing in the field of librarianship? In this webinar learn about librarians and library professionals who have created free online programs specifically geared to the field using technologies such as podcasting, YouTube channels, Twitter Chats, and Google Hangouts. Librarians in public, academic, and school settings, how they created their programs, topics, technology, and much more will be discussed.

  • Learn to inspire and engage peers in the field using new technologies for professional development and information
  • Gain ideas for classroom and library integration

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

Acing the InterviewAcing the Interview

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Acing the Interview


Credits: None available.

The Interview is the middle section in a three-step process that leads to a job offer. Discover how to manage each step and you will ace the interview and most likely get the job you want. Learn how to stand out from the crowd and make your interview one that the administrators remember.

  • Participants will be able to write a cover letter and prepare a resume that will get results.
  • Participants will know how to prepare for the interview enabling them to be confident and demonstrate they are ready to hit the ground running.
  • Participants will leave a memorable impression with their interview follow-up.

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

Don't Get Faked Out by the News


Credits: None available.

Fake news is proliferating. While fake news has always been part of the (dis)information picture, social media and campaign documents have highlighted its impact. The 2016 Stanford report on evaluating information found that most students have difficulty discerning online media such as fake news. Students need to be media literate, which is seldom addressed in curricula. Because of their information expertise and cross-curriculum reach, librarians are well positioned to teach media literacy and apply it to fake news. This webinar explains face news and media literacy, and provides resources (e.g., Bookmark Collection: Fake news - https://bit.ly/2kHVgCA), instructional strategies and learning activities to address fake news.

  • Explain fake news.
  • Explain media literacy.
  • Describe ways to teach students how to evaluate fake news as part of media literacy.

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