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Learning Standards & Program Guidelines

Learning Standards & Program Guidelines
Review and Revision For the first time in decades AASL will be using a multi-layered survey, data, and research approach to revise and rewrite its learning standards and program guidelines for your profession. To ensure the standards meet the needs of the entire community it is critical that we hear from you! Visit the FAQ section for more information on how you can get involved. Overview | Project Plan Milestones | Frequently Asked Questions While the launch of new standards and guidelines is scheduled for fall 2017, the current AASL standards will not “go away” with the release of new standards. Learning Standards AASL's learning standards offer a vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon the school library profession as education leaders. Program Guidelines AASL's newest set of program guidelines defines the future direction of school library programs. Learning4Life

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Learning Standards & Common Core State Standards Crosswalk Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form A Division of the American Library Association You are at: ALA.org » AASL » Learning Standards & Program Guidelines » Learning Standards & Common Core State Standards Crosswalk Position Statement on Flexible Scheduling The library program is fully integrated into the educational program so that students, teachers, and school librarians become partners in learning. This integration strengthens the teaching for learning process to insure students are active learners who guide and continually assess their learning process. Open access to a quality school library program is essential for students to develop the vital skills necessary to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas in a variety of formats. Inquiry skills are taught and learned within the context of the curriculum and may occur in the classroom, the library, or at home with 24/7 accessibility to a wide range of resources, technologies, and services.

Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian Abstract: Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians. Just a few years ago, Deerfield High School staff participated in collaborative inquiry as a part of their annual evaluation process. Prior to the 2006-2007 school year, members of the library department (two librarians and the library director) began noticing an increase in the number of staff requesting assistance with teaching information literacy skills and investigating concerns about plagiarism. These observations led the department to spend the year investigating the following inquiry question:

Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Updated February 2013 Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee November 19, 2008 Context for NCTE’s 21st Century Literacies Framework In the 1990s, the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association established national standards for English language arts learners that anticipated the more sophisticated literacy skills and abilities required for full participation in a global, 21st century community. The selected standards, listed in the appendix, served as a clarion call for changes underway today in literacy education.

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available to students wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students the power of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala. The powerhouse trio of experts shared their thoughts on the concept during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast on October 16, in which they exchanged tips, inspiration, motivation, and their favorite tech tools. “The library has to be flipped. In the classroom, Valenza notes, the flipped model frees up time to be used interactively on problem-based learning, and turns the 100-plus-year-old instruction model on its head.

3 Quick Lesson Plan Ideas That Utilize Technology Letting students use technology to create presentations, reports, journals, etc., can be an easy way to introduce technology in a lesson plan or project. Guest Post by Rebecca Garland If you’ve been teaching longer than a few years, you already know that it can be tricky to be a “perfect” teacher all the time. K-12 Technology News Samsung Recalls Millions of Galaxy Note 7s Over Fire Issue Samsung is recalling millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. The South Korean company is also halting sales of the new device around the world. By Richard Chang09/02/16 Louisiana School District Benefits from E-Rate Discount A Louisiana school district that used to restrict access to the internet because its service wasn’t strong enough is now completely online and preparing for an ambitious 1-to-1 initiative by 2020, thanks to federal E-rate funds.

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