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 view the Learner Standards, click on “Standards Framework” on the aasl.org top menu.
- You can also view the complete AASL Standards framework; click “Shop” to buy the AASL Standards app or book.
- Confused about AASL Standards language? Check out the “How to Read the Standards” document so that you can refer to specific Competencies in your tweets.
To sharpen your Twitter chat skills, check out these recent KQ blog posts:
- For a link to our first #AASLstandards Twitter chat and a description of how Twitter chats work: “Our New Standards Are Coming. Wanna Chat?” by Joyce Valenza and Sara Kelly Johns
- For an overview of using hashtags on social media: “What’s a Hashtag?” by Ashley Cooksley
- Intro to using participate.com to follow Twitter chats: “Participate with Twitter Chats” by Becca Munson
We look forward to seeing you there! Just follow #AASLstandards at the time of each Twitter chat to join the conversation!