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

Using Collaboration and Leadership to Instruct Librarians on the New AASL Standards

Nov 15, 2019 4:30pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 5:30pm

Credits: None available.

Let’s be honest. The new AASL Standards are robust, in-depth, and can feel daunting! Aligned with the new standards, the goal in working with school librarians and library leaders is to develop a shared understanding and common vocabulary, and to provide multiple entry points for applying the standards to practice. Through activities and shared ideas, participants will gain insights on using collaboration and leadership to roll out standards training for a positive, quality outcome.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will brainstorm construction of a training plan (new or revised) for the AASL Standards that aligns to their librarians’ priorities.
  • Participants will examine resources they have, or have access to, in order to help them achieve their goal of a successful rollout of the Standards.
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of the importance of collaboration and leadership in the design of professional development training.
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Standard: $6.99
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What Do You Do with an Idea (for a Lesson)?

Nov 15, 2019 4:30pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 5:30pm

Credits: None available.

When you look at a standard, you might have a ready idea on how you can help students achieve the competency; or, you might have no idea about how to break the standard down so that it's appropriate for the students at hand. Crafting effectual objectives can push your lessons in the right direction so that learners achieve mastery towards the standards. In this session, learn how objectives can be powerful levers in your instruction and walk away with tools to guide your objective writing.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will recognize objective writing as a lever for parsing the standards.
  • Participants will use tools to guide them as they write objectives derived from the standards.
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Standard: $6.99
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Girls STEAM with a Twist: Incorporating Social Activism

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Have you ever wanted students to engage in social activism, but wondered how to get started? Partnering with a community non-profit makes activism authentic and tangible for this grade band. By connecting a community need with a cause they care about deeply, librarians implemented a successful girls’ STEAM summer camp to include community-based social activism. Attendees will leave empowered, with clear steps toward making social activism possible for their students all within a STEAM framework!

Learning Objectives:
  • School librarians facilitate opportunities to integrate collaborative learning by organizing learner groups for decision making and problem solving.
  • School librarians demonstrate the importance of personal, social, and intellectual networks by modeling the use of communication tools and resources.
  • School librarians foster active participation in learning environments by stimulating learners to recognize learning as a social responsibility.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Inquire + Explore = Transformational Learning through Making

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Inquiry learning and making, popular movements in school libraries today, embody two AASL Shared Foundations: Inquire and Explore. What happens when making is integrated into inquiry learning within the curriculum? In this session, a team of four school librarians and a district supervisor will offer new perspectives about the power of doing just that! Learn, practice, and leave with strategies, scaffolds and structures that champion transformational learning, innovation and coteaching.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to lead change to build a culture innovation, knowledge creation, making and inquiry integrated into curriculum using Inquire and Explore.
  • Explore strategies and structures to connect learning across curriculum and engage educators in coteaching by embedding making and inquiry.
  • Extend learning through a participatory, hands-on activity that supports transformational learning aligned to Inquire and Explore.
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Standard: $6.99
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Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. This session’s facilitator will share replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Participants will leave with access to valuable instructional materials.

Learning Objectives:
  • Collect meaningful data that measures the impact of inquiry instruction on student learning.
  • Interpret and organize data to generate powerful stories that document the relationship between librarian teaching and student learning.
  • Curate and effectively present findings to highlight the library program’s value to students.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Global Connections, Zero Budget

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Running low on funds for your library? Not sure if you can afford to take your students on engaging field trips? Don’t worry...your students can make global connections on a zero budget! Global Connections Zero Budget provides participants with inexpensive resources and opportunities for communicating, sharing, interacting, building empathy, and establishing relationships on a global level, all without leaving the library.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will become familiar with resources that provide opportunities for students to connect to global communities for a variety of purposes.
  • Participants will actively engage in activities that promote global connections through the use of print and digital resources.
  • Participants will collaborate in order to build global relationships that will last beyond the realm of the professional development session.
Speaker(s):
  • Cindy Hundley, Library Media Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Libraries as Safe SpacesLibraries as Safe Spaces

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Libraries as Safe Spaces

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Librarians from three different high schools, committed to making their school libraries a safe space for all learners, do so by very different methods showing there are many ways to accomplish this task. Come learn how these librarians purposefully make their space safe for all learners using programming, library layout, literature, and maker spaces so you can take home the ideas that work best for you.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to implement new programming ideas to make their libraries a “safe space.”
  • Learners will be able to implement new makerspace and design ideas to make students feel that the library is a “safe space.”
  • Learners will be able to select books that make the feel included, valued and safe.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Literacy: Information, Digital, News, Media…Same S#!@, Different Day!

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

This session will focus on practical ways school librarians can teach multiple literacies to ensure that learners have the skills necessary to be consumers and creators of information. Whether it is news, digital, information, or media literacy, the new AASL Standards and Key Commitments will assure learners are well-prepared to face an ever-changing landscape. This session will focus on practical teaching ideas, lessons and toolkits that can be employed in secondary school libraries.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will identify the relationship between multiple literacies.
  • Participants will explain how the AASL Standards support multiple literacies.
  • Participants will engage learning activities that support the teaching of multiple literacy skills.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Liven Up LiteracyLiven Up Literacy

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Liven Up Literacy

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

How do you make reading, writing, speaking, and listening fun for teens? Bring it to life! A high school librarian and English teacher will share their literacy lessons involving the school's technology, Makerspace, and BreakoutEDU tools during school, as well as offer ideas for hosting school-wide murder mystery parties, book and writing club activities, and field trips after school. Walk away with LOTS of resources and ideas to engage teens in literacy to bring literacy to life!

Learning Objectives:
  • Learners engage with the learning community by collaboratively identifying innovative solutions to a challenge or problem.
  • Learners participate in personal, social, and intellectual networks by using a variety of communication tools and resources.
  • Learners construct new knowledge by persisting through self-directed pursuits by tinkering and making.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

OER and Copyright: Free and Fair Are Not Open

Nov 16, 2019 9:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

This hands-on, interactive session will equip librarians and educators with the knowledge and resources to ethically and effectively use, create and share Openly-Licensed Educational Resources (OER). Bring your device to explore copyright, free versus open resources, and checkpoints for reviewing OER! Collaborate with colleagues while building collective knowledge, solving real-life scenarios, and exploring resources! Everyone will leave with links to resources and a checklist for designing OER.

Learning Objectives:
  • INQUIRE - Build new knowledge about copyright and OER by thinking critically and solving problems
  • EXPLORE - Harness curiosity and employ a growth mindset to explore and discover OER processes and resources
  • ENGAGE - Practice following ethical and legal guidelines while engaging with information to create and use OER
Speaker(s):
  • Laura Hicks, Program Specialist, SLM, Maryland State Department of Education
Standard: $6.99
Standard: Free
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