#AASLstandards Twitter Chats Continue the Dialogue!

By Lori Hancock and Len Bryan, Standards Implementation Committee members

Can you believe it’s only been a few months since the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries were introduced at AASL 2017 in Phoenix? It’s been exciting to see and hear all the conversations we’ve had so far, including webinars (archived in AASL eCOLLAB and linked under Professional Development at standards.aasl.org), to blog posts about thoughtful implementation, as well as growing conversations about the standards on social media platforms using #AASLstandards, such as the Twitter chats in January and February. That doesn’t even begin to include all the great conversations happening in regional, state, district, and local school library communities, both online and in person.

Now that we’re heading into the last weeks of school, are you ready for one more chat? We’ll be hosting another chat on Twitter next week, and now that you have had a few months to absorb the new AASL Standards, we want to hear how they’re inspiring or challenging your practice, and how you’re using them to become an even stronger leader!

Put this date on your calendars and set an alarm on your phone to join us!


#AASLstandards Twitter Chat for All School Librarians
Chat with colleagues about ways to use the AASL Standards to enhance your practice and leadership opportunities.

Tuesday, May 8 @ 8 p.m. CST

(scheduled in cooperation with #txlchat)
Moderated by Lori Hancock and Len Bryan, AASL Standards Implementation Committee members


Here’s a sneak peek of the questions for the chat:

Q1: How have you highlighted the #AASLStandards in your practice so far?

Q2: What professional development have you attended or provided around the #AASLStandards? What have been your biggest takeaways?

Q3: What about the #AASLStandards has resonated with administrators, teachers, or the community? How has sharing the standards helped you become a leader or enhanced your leadership?

Q4: Under Shared Foundation II. Include, how have you encouraged learners to demonstrate inclusiveness and respect for diversity in their communities? #AASLStandards

Q5: Under Shared Foundation V. Explore, what opportunities have you provided for learners to develop a growth mindset? #AASLStandards

Q6: Which Shared Foundation most inspires you? Please share a teaching strategy, lesson, or tool that supports that Shared Foundation. #AASLStandards

Q7: What collaborative projects do you have planned for this spring, summer, or fall that include the #AASLStandards?

Do you have a question that you would like to discuss Tuesday? Let us know in the comments below.

As you’re preparing for the chat, take a look at these helpful resources for getting to know the National School Library Standards:

To sharpen your Twitter chat skills, check out these recent KQ blog posts:

We look forward to seeing you there! Just follow #AASLstandards at the time of each Twitter chat to join the conversation!

Author: Len Bryan



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