Assessing Learners: Assessment Aligned to the AASL National School Library Standards

Wednesday, October 20  |  12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This session will introduce school library assessment and practical assessment strategies aligned to the Competencies of the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. Attendees will:

  • Explore theory-based assessment used within the school library to monitor instruction and student achievement
  • Identify appropriate assessments tools to use in integrated school library instruction spanning all school levels
  • Develop practical assessments aligned to the Shared Foundations of the AASL National School Library Standards for use in practice

AASL members: $80  |  ALA members: $130  |  Non-members: $195

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Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth Burns

Assistant Professor & School Library Program Director, Old Dominion University

Shared Foundation: Engage

Wednesday, October 20  |  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Engage Shared Foundation in the AASL Standards offers school librarians an opportunity to model and foster dispositions that allow learners to participate ethically and respectfully in communities of practice; produce materials based on valid information; act ethically and responsibility in their sharing of information; and extend learning by personalizing their use of information. In this hands-on workshop, school librarians will explore Engage’s competencies and alignments through investigating the interconnected nature of the Learner, School Librarian, and School Library frameworks. Attendees will participate in dynamic group discussions and leave with ideas to collaborate with fellow educators to make deeper connections to the school library and the community in and beyond the school.

AASL members: $80  |  ALA members: $130  |  Non-members: $195

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Marcia A. Mardis

Marcia A. Mardis

Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Florida State University

Kathryn Roots Lewis

Kathryn Roots Lewis

Retired Director of Libraries & Instructional Technology, Norman Public Schools

STEAM for Elementary Learners

Thursday, October 21 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

This session will be based on content from “STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners (AASL Standards-Based Learning Series)” and will discuss and explore activities that enable collaboration and shifting lessons between classes and grade levels. School librarians will learn how to engage at greater levels of complexity or cognition and to make authentic learning connections to develop a growth mindset.

 

AASL members: $80  |  ALA members: $130  |  Non-members: $195

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Deborah Rinio

Deborah Rinio

Assistant Teaching Professor, Montana State University

Shared Foundation: Include

Thursday, October 21 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Include Shared Foundation is the heart of an effective school library practice–not as a buzzword or feel-good mantra, but as the muscle that builds an inclusive school space and community. School librarians should work to be bastions of equity, inclusion, and access in our schools, as we are uniquely situated to interact with every learner. Decisions school librarians make or do not make—by default—have tremendous impact on our learners, their families, our collaborators, and communities. The Include Guide is structured to serve as both inspiration and roadmap, and this pre-conference is similarly designed to foreground both learner-centered frameworks and usable ideas. Attendees will leave with resources, action steps, and a strengthened commitment to support our learners through the Include Shared Foundation.

 

AASL members: $80  |  ALA members: $130  |  Non-members: $195

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Julie Stivers

Julie Stivers

Teacher Librarian, Mount Vernon Middle School

AASL Research Symposium

Thursday, October 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of AASL presents its seventh research symposium during AASL National Conference. As educators, scholars, and researchers, ESLS members create new knowledge about the school library field, impart that knowledge to the profession’s newest members, and share that knowledge with practitioners in the field.

 

AASL members: $75 | ALA members: $125 | Non-members: $190

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Shared Foundation: Explore

Thursday, October 21 | 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

In school librarianship, there is nothing better than the opportunity to “Discover and innovate in a growth mindset developed through experience and reflection,” as embodied in the Explore Shared Foundation. In this preconference session, we will use the AASL Standards as our compass to navigate the broad and varied territory our profession covers, with a full backpack of resources, ideas, and trends to help us along the way. We’ll get moving with a strong set of boots: a practical model for real-world implementation of the standards. Through a journey of thoughtful, reflective practice to support the unique needs of their learners, participants will do their own exploring as they learn about Explore.

 

AASL members: $80 | ALA members: $130 | Non-members: $195

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Sarah Culp Searles

Sarah Culp Searles

District Specialist in Library Media Services, Knox County Schools

Learning Centers for School Libraries

Thursday, October 21 | 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Learning centers support the importance of play, academic choice, and resiliency in education. This session will demonstrate how learning centers target each of the Shared Foundations and Domains from the AASL Standards Framework for Learners as well as possible collaborations with other educators. Leave with a deeper understanding of learning centers and easy-to-implement plans to customize to meet your learners’ needs.

 

AASL members: $80  |  ALA members: $130  |  Non-members: $195

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Maura Madigan

Maura Madigan

Librarian, North Springfield Elementary School