I never could have dreamed that Friday, March 13, 2020, would be the end of “normal” for quite a while. As the school librarian I brainstormed ways to assist students and teachers in my middle school. How can I keep… Read More ›
How School Librarians Can Lead OER Initiatives and Put Their Libraries Back Where They Belong—At the Center of Learning.
After many years of discussion, the use of open educational resources (OER) is beginning to take root in schools and districts. The expanded use of OER content—which includes openly licensed textbooks and courses, as well as additional learning resources such… Read More ›
The concurrent sessions are my favorite part of the AASL National Conference because these one-hour workshops always provide me with inspiring ideas I can take back to my library. One of those sessions was “Creating Curation Sensations,” presented by Katherine… Read More ›
ICE, ICE! The AASL Standards are made up of six Shared Foundations. Three of those Shared Foundations–Inquire, Curate, and Explore–encourage students to do the following: Inquire: Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems and developing strategies for solving… Read More ›
Curate is one of my favorite Shared Foundations. According to the AASL Standards school librarians should have a key commitment to “make meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance.” Oftentimes, when we think… Read More ›
Jacqueline Woodson was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2018 and 2019. As a writer, she changes the way her readers think and feel. As a champion for children’s literature, she will continue to reach our hearts… Read More ›