2021 AASL National Conference

Oct 21, 2021 ‐ Oct 23, 2021


The AASL National Conference is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians. In 2021, 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.

Members: $0.00
Standard: $199.00

Sessions

Leveraging Collections to Support Instructional Needs

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Looking to better connect your collection to your campus’ instructional needs? Join us on a collaborative journey exploring opportunities to position your collection to support diverse learners, learning environments, and instructional goals and ways to celebrate the collection’s impact. Along the way, three librarians will share their experiences and tips for success. An electronic resource recording and continuing the conversation will be provided.

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Bringing Everyone Together: Differentiating AASL Standards Learning for School Librarians & Administrators

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Not all learners learn the same; school librarians & administrators are no different. Presenters will demonstrate differentiated instruction for adult learners who have varied levels of experience and familiarity with the AASL standards. Library leaders will share about one state’s successful implementation process. Participants will collaborate as they explore and curate resources to develop a personalized plan for delivering differentiated instruction. Prepare to think, create, share, & grow!

Speaker(s):
  • Amanda Kordeliski, Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology, Norman (OK) Public Schools
  • Cherity Pennington, Library Services Coordinator, Shawnee (OK) Public Schools
  • Kathryn R. Lewis, Retired, Director of Libraries & Instructional Technology, Retired, Norman (OK) Public Schools
  • Timmie Spangler, Project Manager, Striving Readers, Oklahoma Department of Education
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Game On for Elementary Learning

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Instruction through games brings immediate student engagement to learning experiences. This session offers whole-class instruction strategies, ideas for push-in and virtual programs, assessment of career readiness skills, and game club tips for libraries and classrooms. Managing a tabletop game collection can seem overwhelming—we will help you break it down. Time will be included for hands-on exploration of favorite games from our collections.

Speaker(s):
  • Carolyn Vibbert, School Librarian, Sudley Elementary/Prince William County Schools
  • Heather Baucum, School Librarian, Crossfield Elementary/Fairfax County Public Schools
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Digital Citizenship through Dystopian Literature

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Striving to have meaningful dialogue with students around digcit topics? Hoping to find your 'in' as an instructional partner? This session will help you do both! Learn ways to incorporate digcit & tech ethics lessons alongside some of the classic (and new!) dystopian books, short stories, & poems that are often studied in the classroom. A reading list, lesson ideas, & standards alignment will be shared, Participants will also have a chance to add to this curated list as well.

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Teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre with GID: From Struggling to Soaring

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

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Does the term "research project" scare your students? Does it scare you? This session will discuss our successes (and struggles) using Guided Inquiry Design to teach the Tulsa Race Massacre. With the tools and steps in Guided Inquiry Design, students were able to plan, track, process, and share their chosen investigations. This session will share tools for preplanning with the teaching team, tools for information gathering/organizing with students, and tools for project creation for students.

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Break Out of the Box: Digital Breakouts with Google

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Tired of presenting content the same way? Looking for a remote method to collaborate with teachers? Come to this session where we will create digital breakouts utilizing Google Sites and Forms. Participants will learn how to create a Site that houses a digital breakout including an in-site Form, create locks and corresponding puzzle clues, and organize the information for collaborating teachers. Join us as we Break out of the Box and jump into digital breakouts!

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Middle Schoolers Make Great Book Reviewers

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Demystify the book review process for your students. Middle schoolers have definite opinions about what they read. Book reviewing teaches them to articulate their views and share them with their peers. Book reviews are authentic writing practice and an opportunity for students to consider purpose and audience. This program provides a flexible plan for teaching students to review books over 3-6 meetings, tips for implementation, and a graphic organizer to help students map their reviews.

Speaker(s):
  • Katie Klein, School Librarian, Rising Tide Charter Public School
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Transforming School Libraries: Children’s Access to Reading Materials

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

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Recent events have transformed school libraries and the ways children access reading materials. In this session, participants will explore research, then informally collect and examine data to define recent pivots to varied reading platforms. Participants will actively engage in discussion of innovative practices which have served as solutions to providing the best opportunities for our students. By reflecting on exchanged experience, participants will discover innovative solutions for access.

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Inclusive Collections: A Frank Conversation about Diversity in Library Resources

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Building collections that are inclusive with representation of diverse voices provides authentic stories that share the wealth and richness of other cultures, lived experiences, and traditions. Auditing libraries is vital work and ensures that stories captured within the collection create positive views, showcase many perspectives, and celebrate what makes all humans unique. School librarians serve as gatekeepers and must connect patrons to a variety of resources through collection development.

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Dueling Makerspaces: Curriculum-Connected or Open-Ended? You Decide!

Oct 23, 2021 9:00am ‐ Oct 23, 2021 10:00am

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The great debate: Curriculum-connected makerspaces or pure open-ended makerspaces? Come to this session to hear two secondary librarians duel as they present & defend these two types of makerspaces common to the educational environment.

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