2019 AASL National Conference

Nov 15, 2019 ‐ Nov 16, 2019


The AASL National Conference & Exhibition is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians. In 2019, concurrent sessions focused on AASL's National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries, giving school librarians and other educator attendees an opportunity to dig deep into the guiding document of the profession.

The NEW 2019 conference content will be available a few weeks after the end of the conference! See below for a preview of the sessions and speakers to be captured. You can also place your order now for this year's online library!

Members: $0.00
Standard: $199.00

Sessions

Taking Our Case to Decision Makers: Effective State- and District-Level Advocacy

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

In this panel session moderated by Deb Levitov, attendees will learn about state- and district-level advocacy efforts in Arizona (Judi Moreillon), Michigan (Kathy Lester), New Jersey (Pat Tumulty), and Washington State (Christie Kaaland). Attendees will learn about the importance of building relationships with stakeholders to successfully advocate for equitable access to effective school libraries and will leave with ideas and tools to advocate in their own states, districts, and communities.

Learning Objectives:
  • For attendees to learn about building relationships with stakeholders to successfully advocate for effective school libraries. School Library, V. C. 3
  • To take away specific ideas and tools for advocating for school libraries in their own state, district, and/or community. Schl Libry, III C 3 & II D 3
  • For attendees to learn about recent advocacy efforts in Arizona, Michigan, New Jersey, and Washington.
Speaker(s):
  • Kathy Lester, Advocacy Chair, School Librarian, Michigan Association for Media in Education
  • Patricia Tumulty, Executive Director, New Jersey Library Association
  • Deb D. Levitov, Editor, Teacher Librarian
  • Christie Kaaland, Core Faculty, Director of School Library Certification, Antioch University Seattle
  • Judi Moreillon, Literacies and Libraries Consultant, Story Power
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Culturally Responsive Programming for the School Library

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

School Library Culturally Responsive Programming empowers students to maintain cultural integrity, while achieving academic success. Participants will explore program design grounded in cultural understanding, experiences, and ways of knowing the world. Interact with fun and engaging examples from practicing school librarians in the United States, Brazil, and Russia that take advantage of rich interdisciplinary partnerships and technology-enabled partnerships with music, art, and theater.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to adequately define and describe culturally responsive programming for the school library.
  • Participants will identify characteristics of cultural competency necessary for successful interactions with co-collaborators in student learning.
  • Participants will develop accurate, concrete examples of culturally responsive programming for the school library.
Speaker(s):
Members: $0.00
Standard: $6.99

Do The Bot: Librarians Using Robots to Impact Learning

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

You have robots in the library, now what? Within our makerspaces, robots provide opportunities for learners to tinker and make. What if they can be used to impact learning in ways that provide curricular relevance? Join three librarians as they demonstrate how various robots- Edison, Bee-bot, Dash and Sphero, can be used to enhance math, science and ELA in grades K-6. Attendees gain tips and lesson ideas and will enjoy hands-on experience in coding and uploading their own programs to the robots.

Learning Objectives:
  • At the end of this session, learners will be able to use robots to structure activities that develop literacy and computational thinking.
  • At the end of this session, learners will be able to apply strategies for using robots to enhance curriculum and impact learning.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Explore Your Professional Practice through National Board Certification

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

If you've been thinking about attempting National Board Certification in Library Media, this session is for you! Not only will LeeAnna and Margaret, both NBCTs, provide an overview of the NB process, they will help you view it through the lens of the AASL National Standards. Learn how the NB process will help you EXPLORE your professional practices to become an even more effective practitioner. Through short hands-on activities, you will walk away with a plan to tackle one of four NB components.

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will understand how the National Board process can help them explore their professional practices to become more effective practitioners.
  • Participants will be able to explain the similarities between the AASL Learner Framework & the National Board Standards for library media specialists.
  • Participants will leave the session with a plan for completing one of the National Board components.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Get Your Self(ie) Out There: Showcasing Your School Library Program

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

Let the world see how invaluable a school library can be for the school, as well as the community, and that a library involves more than just checking out books. We'll examine how to use social media, apps, and free website builders to your advantage to showcase your library, keep your students and parents informed, and advocate for community partnerships. It's important to showcase what you are doing in your library, but first you have to put your self(ie) out there!

Learning Objectives:
  • TLW develop skills to articulate and share ideas.
  • TLW examine ethical and legal guidelines to using social media in the school library.
Speaker(s):
  • Amanda Jones, Teacher-Librarian, Live Oak Middle School
  • Laura Foy, Library Media Specialist, Denham Springs Junior High
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Level Up! Using Gamification in Your School Library

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

Gamify your school library to increase student motivation through engagement. Gamification will take your library to the next level.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand the design process for gamifying school library activities.
  • Participants will explore teaching strategies and digital tools for enhancing school library instruction.
  • Participants will experience gamification in education first-hand.
Speaker(s):
  • Sam Northern, Teacher-Librarian, Simpson Elementary School
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Picture Books and Problem Solving: The Coding Connection

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

Can picture books teach coding concepts? Absolutely! In this session, we will take a look at multiple picture books that provide a segue into coding. Participants will explore hands-on unplugged coding for beginners (students AND teachers). Sequencing, stacks and queues, conditionals and events are just a few coding concepts that can be introduced through picture books. After introducing young coders to basic coding concepts, extend their coding knowledge with CodeSpark Academy and The Foos!

Learning Objective:
  • Learners will construct new knowledge by reflecting on picture book themes and relate the book's theme to coding concepts.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

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Reading in Action

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

Current events have given voice to many teens inspiring reform and change. New York City school librarians are teaching and supporting activism, civil engagement, social responsibility, and helping students work towards new ideals to make their world a better place. This session will provide participants with the information and tools needed to immerse learners in contemporary social action topics and help design projects that will improve their school and/or local community.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn how to engage students in learning to stimulate curiosity, promote civic engagement, and demonstrate social responsibility.
  • Participants will learn how to inspire students to independently explore social action interests through books.
  • Participants will learn how to introduce research skills that encourage inquiry learning that leads to social action projects.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

High School Librarians as Community Collaborators

Nov 15, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 11:30am

Credits: None available.

High School libraries are in a unique position to reflect on and connect services to the community: students, teachers, public libraries, religious organizations, local businesses, and more. AASL 2019 National School Library of the Year recipients will share how our six schools work to meet the needs of not only our individual communities but the district as a whole, bridging boundaries to create integrated learning. We will provide examples that are replicable -- including how we implement a variety of communication styles to share our work--and how we advocate for library budget and services at the district level, in each school, between buildings, and in the community to continue to explore areas of need and increase our support. We will share examples of collaborations across curricula from Physical Education through English and AP Seminar classes and how we curate a robust collection to meet the diverse needs of the students in our buildings and across the district--especially in the areas of College and Career Readiness.

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

100+ Ways to Market YOU & Your Media Center

Nov 15, 2019 11:40am ‐ Nov 15, 2019 12:40pm

Credits: None available.

What makes US and our Media Centers exceptional and future ready? Join us as we introduce you to over 100 innovative ideas to market and make your Library Media Center extraordinary. We will provide you with creative ideas for marketing your reading programs, transforming your reading spaces and MakerSpaces, motivating your teachers, funding your projects, transforming your Media Center into a digital hub and more. You will leave with ideas that can be implemented immediately and goodies too!

Learning Objectives:
  • The learner will be introduced to ideas to enhance engagement of students, faculty, staff and community.
  • The media specialists will leave with strategies to improve collaboration, community partnerships, student relations, reading programs and more.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00
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