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.
In the wake of the #Metoo Movement, sexual consent has become a topic in schools and communities across the country. YALSA, Young Adult Library Service Association, recently blogged about this very topic. This presentation will explore Jim Walter’s, Components of Trauma-Informed Care, and how school librarians have the unique opportunity to help create informed, empathetic citizens regarding consent within the safe space of the school library.
Participants will be able to define the concepts of consent using a variety of formats.
Participants will enhance their body of knowledge relating to the content of consent.
Participants will create a learning environment that supports the concepts of consent.
Kari Bulgrin, School librarian, Adjunct Prof, Gretna Public Schools and University of Nebraska at Omaha
Come learn how to incorporate various technologies into your school library media center! Whether you are starting a new makerspace or already have one, you will discover multiple entry points for collaborating with other educators and creating new, stimulating learning opportunities for your learning community. This is a hands on workshop, where you will be encouraged to play with Microbits, Makey-makeys, Playground Express, Spheros and Ozobots. Come step outside your comfort zone!
Participants will be able to determine two new tools to implement for their learning community.
Participants will identify a community problem in their learning community that needs to be addressed.
Participants will discover free experts that can be brought in for scaffolded support of STEM implementation.
Tracey Wong, School Library Media Specialist, Yonkers Public Schools