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.

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Standard: $199.00

Sessions

Picture Books and Primary Sources

Nov 16, 2019 1:10pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 2:10pm

Credits: None available.

A picture book that focuses on an event, individual, or place can introduce students to a piece of history. Layering in primary sources allows for different types of engagement and understanding. This session, led by the author of the Picture Books and Primary Sources blog posts on Knowledge Quest, will focus on how the pairing of primary sources and picture books can enhance the awareness of a historic event or individual and also the author’s or illustrator's interpretation of history.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the benefits of pairing picture books with primary sources for student learning
  • Know how to analyze a primary source when pairing with a picture books
  • Identify resources for finding picture books and primary sources that pair well together
Speaker(s):
  • Tom Bober, Librarian, Clayton School District
Standard: $6.99
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Podcasting for People in a Hurry: Amplify Student Voice and Promote Your Library Program Using Tools You Already Have

Nov 16, 2019 1:10pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 2:10pm

Credits: None available.

Podcasts amplify our learners’ voices while empowering them to engage with their community and beyond. And you already have the tools to get them started! BYOD to this hands-on session and learn how easy podcasting can be, from recording and editing audio to finding and overlaying sound effects and music. Use podcasting to facilitate important conversations about ethical media production. Resources and lesson plans for all grade levels will be shared along with ideas for podcast distribution.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how and why to empower learners to engage with their communities by creating podcasts.
  • Practice using phones and laptops to create simple yet effective podcast interviews.
  • Learn how to use podcasts to develop learners' code of ethics related to media production and distribution.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Regenerating Empathy and Equity at the Heart of Library Programming

Nov 16, 2019 1:10pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 2:10pm

Credits: None available.

Libraries have always been knowledge centers. This is truer than ever in the digital age. Information is in our pockets, but we must regenerate and reposition the library as the hub of knowledge building in an increasingly divisive world. Participants will learn how to infuse their school’s curriculum with reading initiatives focused on choice and empathy, and how to make their library the epicenter for essential conversations around equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to describe their understanding of cultural relevancy and placement within the global learning community.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate a variety of perspectives during learning activities.
  • Participants will be able to reflect on their own place within the global learning community.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

School Librarians + Community Partnerships = Innovative Learning Experiences

Nov 16, 2019 1:10pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 2:10pm

Credits: None available.

Are you striving to be Future Ready? Trying to integrate AASL standards into meaningful & innovative learning experiences? Come discover a treasury of community based innovative learning experiences! This engaging session will catapult you to the forefront of innovative practice. Be prepared for a little Realty TV fun as we explore 6 types of community partnerships & generate ideas for experiences that will improve student engagement, empathy, knowledge, skills, and local & global awareness.

Learning Objectives:
  • What: Participants will understand what community partnership based learning experiences are.
  • Why: Participants will understand why community partnership based learning experiences matter (Future Ready Principles, AASL Standards, Innovation).
  • How: Participants will understand how to create a community partnership based learning exp. & leave with an idea for one to develop at their school.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
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"Show Me" Readers, Makers, Explorers, & Innovators: Using State Award Books to Meet the Standards

Nov 16, 2019 1:10pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 2:10pm

Credits: None available.

Learn how to use state award picture books as a platform for addressing the AASL Standards Framework for Learners! Missouri librarians will lead a jam-packed session filled with plenty of future-ready ideas that meet the 4 C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Leave this session with ready-to-use Hyperdocs and STEM activities, all while celebrating award worthy books. See how your learners can be readers, makers, explorers, and innovators in your library!

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will learn how to curate tools and resources in digital formats so learners may satisfy curiosity and build new knowledge through inquiry.
  • Attendees will discover ways to connect books to maker activities to nurture learners developing a growth mindset through the design process.
  • Attendees will reflect on how school libraries revolving around a culture of reading can concurrently be spaces for innovation and collaboration.
Speaker(s):
  • Carolyn Allen, Librarian, Hazelwood School District
  • Julie Jamieson, Librarian/District Coordinator, Flint Hill Elementary/Fort Zumwalt
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Creating a Culture of Readers: How Our School-Wide 20 Book Challenge Has Revolutionized Our Community

Nov 16, 2019 2:20pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:20pm

Credits: None available.

The 20 Book Challenge is a school-wide reading program that encourages students to read books from different predetermined categories, submit responses and reflections through Google Classroom. Students use 21st century technology to respond to books they are reading while working towards a goal. At SWMS we drastically improved our reading levels, turned our students into readers, and created a program that engages the entire school while allowing students the choice they crave.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a picture of what engaged literacy looks like in a Title 1 School
  • Discover the components of a flexible, student-driven reading program
  • Create your own book challenge to take back to your school
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Digital Escape Rooms: Creative Problem Solving for the Interactive Classroom

Nov 16, 2019 2:20pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:20pm

Credits: None available.

Discover an innovative, interactive way to engage students in reviewing content or presenting new information. Digital Escape Rooms encourage collaboration through a series of online puzzles built and delivered through Google Suite. Bring a device and any curricular materials you might want to use and join this session for a hands-on opportunity to create!

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to use Google Suite to create a Digital Escape Room.
  • Attendees will explore many of the possible applications of Google Suite.
  • Attendees will use the National School Library Standards to build collaborative, engaging curricula.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Leadership Partnerships  Leadership Partnerships

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Leadership Partnerships

Nov 16, 2019 2:20pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:20pm

Credits: None available.

Come discuss the school librarian’s role in decision making, school improvement, and accreditation activities with teams of administrators/school librarians from elementary, middle, and high schools in Bismarck, North Dakota. They will share collaboration strategies that support both learners and educators in their buildings. The administrators and school librarians will discuss the benefits of their partnership, how they effectively communicate, and the next steps in their work.

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will gain strategies for building collaborative leadership partnership with their school administrators.
  • Participants will understand their role decision-making teams, and school improvement and accreditation activities.
Speaker(s):
  • Misti Werle, Library Media Systems Innovator, Bismarck Public Schools
Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00

Learning, Leadership, and More: AASL's First Induction Program Cohort

Nov 16, 2019 2:20pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:20pm

Credits: None available.

The 1st AASL Induction Program Cohort was convened in January 2018. Ten brave souls were chosen out of a large pool of applicants to complete 11 modules to develop and reinforce their leadership skills, knowledge, and practice in the field of school librarianship. On this panel discussion, learn about their journey through this program, the takeaways that they received from it, and information about the next cohort beginning in January 2020.

Learning Objectives:
  • Attendees will learn about leadership skills, knowledge, and practice utilized by cohort members within the program.
  • Attendees will discover benefits of Induction Program.
Speaker(s):
  • Rebecca J. Morris, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Simmons College
  • Robyn Young, School Librarian, Avon High School
  • Lara Ivey, Librarian, Bettie Weaver Elementary School, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Standard: $6.99
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No Money, Don't Worry: Finding and Curating Free Open Education Resources

Nov 16, 2019 2:20pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:20pm

Credits: None available.

Are you looking to save money while also collecting relative, quality content for your classroom, library, school, or district? As more and more districts are facing budgetary concerns and/or moving away from traditional textbooks, educators are looking toward open educational resources to support their classrooms. Learn how you can increase equity in access and expand teaching opportunities for your school through free open education resources and creative commons sources.

Learning Objectives:
  • TLW be able to evaluate OER's.
  • TLW will be knowledgeable on the uses of OER's and licensing guides to using OER's.
  • TLW integrate new information into larger learning networks.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $6.99
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