CHICAGO – Registration is now open for three American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) online courses. These four-week, self-paced courses delve into AASL Standards-related topics and are facilitated by the authors of AASL publications. Registration and additional course information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/ecourses.
The upcoming courses are:
Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades
Course Runs: February 1-26, 2021
Facilitator: Maureen Schlosser
Participants will work with the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to create a picture book-based lesson plan with a corresponding assessment and rubric.
Shared Foundation: Collaborate
Course Runs: March 1-26, 2021
Facilitator: Mary Catherine Coleman
In this course, participants will explore the Collaborate Shared Foundation and how the interconnected nature of the AASL Standards Integrated Frameworks offers a roadmap to develop a culture of collaboration in the school community.
Shared Foundation: Inquire
Course Runs: March 29 – April 23, 2021
Facilitator: Lori Donovan
Participants will use a design thinking protocol to create strategies for developing an inquiry culture and create advocacy plans encouraging buy-in from stakeholders.
The courses are designed to give participants 12 hours of self-paced learning led by experts in the school library profession. Courses are presented in Google Classroom, a Web-based online learning system. Registrants must have a Gmail account to participate. Detailed descriptions of available courses and registration rates are available at www.ala.org/aasl/ecourses.
The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning