2019 AASL National Conference

Nov 15, 2019 ‐ Nov 16, 2019


The AASL National Conference 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. Click the icons below to discover sessions related to the corresponding Shared Foundation.

Inquire Include Collaborate Curate Explore Engage

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Standard: $199.00

Sessions

From Immigration to Sexuality and Beyond: “Include” Graphic Novels to “Explore” Social Justice Issues

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

Credits: None available.

This session will present an overview of graphic novel titles dealing with critical social justice issues in different curriculum areas like Science and History and align titles with the AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarian, and School Libraries and the Common Core Standards. A variety of useful resources and instructional strategies will be provided. Participants will collaborate and share ideas on how to use the graphic novels with their students.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand ways to incorporate graphic novels into discussions about social justice issues in their teaching and collection development.
  • Participants will use graphic novels to make curriculum connections to topics on social justice issues from the Common Core Standards.
  • Participants will engage with graphic novel titles addressing important contemporary social justice issues like race, immigration, and gender.
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Standard: $6.99
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Primary Sources as a Foundation for Inquiry-Based Learning

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

Credits: None available.

Learn and apply strategies to place historic maps, cartoons, letters, photographs, and more from the Library of Congress at the center of inquiry-based learning. Use these free primary sources to stimulate observations, inferences, and questions, deepening critical thinking skills and content knowledge across disciplines. Access free tools and primary sources from the Library of Congress website and explore strategies for using primary sources to collaborate with classroom teachers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn and apply strategies for reading for information to a variety of primary source formats, make inferences and gather supporting evidence.
  • Learn strategies for corroborating sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view.
  • Participants will learn strategies for locating resources on the Library of Congress website.
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Standard: $6.99
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Teaching Media Literacy in a Post-Truth World

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

Credits: None available.

Studies show that once a person believes an untruth, it can be very hard to persuade that person otherwise. Meanwhile, social media algorithms and some methods of delivering fake news (e.g. memes, "deepfakes") pose special challenges. In such a climate where news literacy is declining, and news consumers are reluctant to consider information contrary to their held beliefs, how is a librarian to counter the rise of media illiteracy? This session attempts to tackle these questions and more.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify what media literacy skills are the most important to emphasize
  • Learn what role librarians can play in the local and national community to increase media literacy skills
  • Understand why most digital citizenship lessons are inadequate in cracking filter bubbles
Speaker(s):
  • Tim Jones, Library Media Specialist, Trinity High School
  • Meggan Trevey, Communications Consultant, Grace Taylor McDowell LLC
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Truth, Justice, and the School Library Way: Integrating the AASL & Social Justice Standards for the Win!

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

Credits: None available.

This session will focus on integrating the AASL School Library Standards and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards in the school library. Participants will interact with activities designed to integrate in K-12 libraries and share best practices for working with both sets of standards. Participants will walk away with full lesson plans to utilize in the school library.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will identify the relationship between the AASL shared foundations of Include and Curate and the Social Justice Standards.
  • Participants will identify how to integrate the AASL standards and social justice standards in teaching and learning within the school library.
  • Participants will identify how by creating a culture of respect and diversity students and school libraries thrive.
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Standard: $6.99
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Unique Approaches to Library Makerspaces: A Group of Author-Librarians Share their Insights

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

Credits: None available.

Makerspaces are known as locations for experimentation, collaboration, and innovation. They can also be known as learning centers for service, accessibility, and equality. Visit with a makerspace author panel including Diana Rendina, Gina Seymour, and Heather Moorefield-Lang. We’ll discuss challenge-based learning, maker service projects and other exciting developments in the field of school library makerspaces and how they can engage your learners.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn about how challenge based learning and maker service projects fit into school library makerspaces.
  • Participants will get an overview of the trends and issues in school library makerpspaces.
  • Participants will interact with authors of makerspace resources and have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback.
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Standard: $6.99
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Yes, You Teach Reading, Too!: Using Your Skillset to Support Literacy Initiatives

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

Credits: None available.

Teaching reading doesn’t just happen with in the classroom or through a reading coach. Librarians are more than the keeper of books, they are a literacy leader. This session will provide examples of building collaborative relationships with teachers and literacy coaches to support direct instruction in the classroom, how to incorporate independent reading in both print and digital resources, and being essential in building a literacy culture in your school.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will engage in conversations on current strengths and areas of improvement of their reading instructional knowledge.
  • Participants will brainstorm and plan next steps for engaging in collaborate relationships to support teachers in direct reading instruction.
  • Participants will draft a marketing plan to implement solutions, programs and resources to support literacy in their school.
Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie Ham, Director of Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Connie Sharp, Librarian Training & Development Specialist, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Alyssa Littrell, District Librarian, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Adapted Library: Ideas and Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum and Non-Categorical Disabilities

Nov 15, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

One in every 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism. From non-verbal or low functioning to higher functioning or extreme sensory needs, every one of these children still has the need for literacy and the library. Adapted Library serves as a place for children to come and work on social skills, literacy skills, and sensory participation as well. Adapted library takes the best things are already doing and makes sure to include everyone in our school buildings.

Learning Objectives:
  • Librarians will be able to learn how to adapt picture books for use with special needs students.
  • Librarians will be able to use picture books and activities to create a culture of empathy and inclusiveness.
  • Librarians will be able to develop ideas for a more equitable makerspace/STEAM lessons.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

All The ThingsAll The Things

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All The Things

Nov 15, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Are you inspired by all the awesome things you see other school librarians doing? So are we. This past year, we decided to try them. All of them: a library services menu, our first custom breakout, digital curation, a 40-Book Challenge, Currently Reading signs, a makerspace-stocked vending machine, augmented reality knowledge products, the list goes on…. Discuss our takeaways from a year of trying all the things, and leave equipped with your own services menu.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will explore ideas for collaboration, promotion, and advocacy.
  • Participants will create a library services menu to use with their own students and staff.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
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Collaborate to Invigorate Your Library Program

Nov 15, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Thinking you’d like to invigorate your library program with a collaborative, project-based learning initiative that is grounded in the new AASL Standards, but you’re not sure where to begin? Wondering where you will find the time and resources to make it all happen? This session will provide details of how the teachers at Henry Barnard Laboratory School collaborate to create project-based learning initiatives that incorporate the AASL standards. Get inspired, make a plan, start collaborating!

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will begin to plan a collaboration that is grounded in the AASL Shared Foundations.
  • Attendees will identify educators within their school, district, or community with whom they can envision successfully collaborating.
  • Attendees will identify potential groupings of participants, seeking to gather learners with differing experiences, perspectives or other contexts.
Speaker(s):
  • Holly Nagib, School Librarian, Henry Barnard Laboratory School, Rhode Island College
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Fight the Fake! Teaching Information Literacy through Media Analysis

Nov 15, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

From InfoWars to OccupyDemocrats, biased media bombard us with fake news. Learn how to fight the fake, and leave with resources for your students.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of news and the impact of fake news.
  • Understand why people create fake news (political, social, commercial).
  • Identify visual markers of fake news and assess source credibility in examples.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
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