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Thursday, June 21 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting (AASL) Governance/Membership Meeting Anaheim Marriott
Platinum 7
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Executive Committee.

Thursday, June 21 - 4:00pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Joint Executive Committee Meeting (AASL / ALSC / YALSA) Governance/Membership Meeting Anaheim Convention Center
212B
Description :

Meeting of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Executive Committees.

Friday, June 22 - 8:00am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Libraries in the Cloud [$] Preconference/Institute Anaheim Convention Center
201B
Description :

Discover how libraries can benefit by moving to the cloud and what role librarians can play when staff and student applications become hosted. The session discusses the implication of hosted computer applications and resources on school library programs and the role of the school librarian.

What are the advantages of moving to a "hosted" school library catalog and circulation system? How can school librarians themselve take advantage of GoogleApps and similar cloud-based productivity tools? And what roles can the school librarian play when a school adopts a program like GoogleApps for Education?

Cost :
AASL Member $109; AASL retired member $99; AASL student member $79; ALA member $159; Non-member $224

Friday, June 22 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 4:00pm
Leading Professional Development that Matters … and Works [$] Preconference/Institute Anaheim Convention Center
201B
Description :

In this era of unprecedented school reform, librarians can thrive as embedded professional development (PD) leaders. Adult learners bring a wealth of background skills, interests, and experiences (Early and Bubb 2004). Unlike the one-shot, one-size-fits-all workshops of the past, today’s PD considers time, setting, circumstances, pedagogical choices, and level of formality for customized PD. We will discuss several PD models, exploring together how we can improve our schools from the inside out.

Cost :
AASL Member $109; AASL retired member $99; AASL student member $79; ALA member $159; Non-member $224

Friday, June 22 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (AASL) Governance/Membership Meeting Hilton Anaheim
El Capitan
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Board of Directors.

Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Award Presentation, Program Anaheim Convention Center
213D
Description :

After months of deliberation, the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee is finally ready to unveil the AASL 2012 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. Join the committee as they share 25 websites that best support the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, inquiry learning and the curriculum.

8:00am - 10:00am
When Worlds Collide: An AASL and Common Core Mash Up (AASL) Program Hilton Anaheim
Laguna A
Description :

A practical application of the AASL "Planning Guide for Empowering Learners" and Common Core Standards happens in unexpected ways and across great divides as divergent worlds of public/private, urban/suburban, teacher/administrator, AASL/ Common Core Standards collude/collide. National Board Certified school librarian Susannah Tamarkin and Academic Dean Tiffany Della Vedova present ready-to-go adapted planning and evaluation techniques that challenge participants to recognize opportunities in the face of impediments. http://ithsnyclibrary.wikispaces.com

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Preparing College-Ready 21st Century Citizens with Integrated Information / Media Literacy Programs in Education Program Anaheim Convention Center
204A
Description :

How can K-12 and academic librarians prepare learners to work successfully in information- and technology-rich environments so they will be college-ready? How can we librarians expand our focus from information literacy to incorporate all 21st Century skills that boost deep content understanding, and successfully collaborate with teachers and professors to truly integrate these skills? This program features school and academic librarians who met this challenge and succeeded in integrating information literacy into their curriculum.

10:30am - 12:00pm
President's Program (AASL) Presidents program, Program, Speaker series Anaheim Convention Center
213AB
Description :

Lori Takeuchi, director of research, at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, will present on the "Families Matter" report issued in June 2011. The report shares results from a survey of more than 800 parents of children ages 3 through 10 and reveals how parents nationwide feel about raising children in a digital age. Lori will share in-depth case studies on how parents' attitudes toward technology, along with family values, routines, and structures, are shaping young children’s experiences using digital media. A brief address from AASL President, Carl A. Harvey II, will precede Lori’s presentation.

Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Critical Thinking in a Digital Age: The Positive Influence of Web 2.0 Tools Program Anaheim Convention Center
303AB
Description :

Do your students view social networking strictly as entertainment? Does the word “research” invoke yawns? This program examines the use of Web 2.0 tools as a way to foster critical thinking through collaboration. Students from multiple states share knowledge, evaluate information, draw conclusions, and learn about digital citizenship in engaging collaborative projects. Embrace 21st century learning styles as a gateway to higher-level thinking.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Think, Create, Share, Grow: Setting the Stage for Collaborative Inquiry Program Anaheim Marriott
Orange County Salon 1-2
Description :

"We don't so much create our space, as our space creates us." (Churchill)

Learning environments must be designed to support inquiry and the development of skills, responsibilities, dispositions and self-assessment strategies that students need for success. The implementation of L4L requires several levels of collaboration between instructors and students. The school library is one of the few large spaces filled with resources where users can meet, plan and collaborate on learning objectives. Let’s explore it."

Saturday, June 23 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
AASL 101 Orientation Session Anaheim Convention Center
203B
Description :

Experienced members of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will show you how to navigate Annual Conference and fill you in on other ALA/AASL events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the AASL ropes regarding everything from the features and benefits of your membership to practical tips and ideas that can help you in your career as a school library professional. First time attendees and prospective members are invited and long-time members are welcome to attend this great networking opportunity.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
But What Are They Learning? Program Anaheim Convention Center
205A
Description :

Some believe that engaging students in authentic learning can be challenging when presented with the ‘bells and whistles’ of technology, whether equipment or online resources, and they could be correct. But there are strategies and resources which offer the opportunities to do that. Use of student-owned devices and Web 2.0 resources will be discussed as will the ways to integrate the AASL "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" into innovative learning opportunities.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Educating 21st-Century School Librarians to Help 21st-Century K-12 Students Learn Program Hilton Anaheim
Coronado
Description :

With unprecedented attention on accountability and reform for how K-12 students learn, how are ALA-accredited and NCATE / AASL-approved programs that educate school librarians keeping pace? This program presents research funded by the 2011 American Association of School Librarian’s Research Grant, sponsored by Heinemann-Raintree. This session will support effective education of school librarians by identifying research findings on best practices for school library graduate programs and facilitating discussion on implementing these best practices.

Sunday, June 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
eThemes, Newsy and This Week in Newsy: FREE Online Resources for 21st Century Learners Program Anaheim Convention Center
207D
Description :

Learn to integrate eThemes, Newsy, and This Week in Newsy, three FREE databases, into your planning! You will save time and have quick access to numerous high-quality safe on-line resources. Newsy provides video clips of eight areas of current events in an engaging and diverse manner. This Week in Newsy provides expanded lesson plans for teachers using Newsy video clips. Imagine discussions you can generate with your students after viewing a Newsy clip. BYOD

8:00am - 10:00am
Share the Wealth: Contribute to the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database Program Anaheim Convention Center
205B
Description :

The "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database" is an online resource providing school librarians a user-friendly way to create and share lesson plans with their peers.

How can you increase your chances of getting your lesson published? In this hands-on, bring-your-own laptop session, participants will be guided through the process of submitting a lesson. Those interested in volunteering to moderate submitted lessons will also benefit from this in-depth exploration the lesson plan template.

Sunday, June 24 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Best of the Best from the University Presses Program Anaheim Convention Center
202A
Description :

Are you looking for titles that meet special collection development needs or that can meet the expectations of college bound students in your school or public library? This program highlights titles from the Best of the Best of University Presses that reflect a viewpoint and topical coverage not typically reflected in standard selection tools. With a strong emphasis on non-fiction titles, this program highlights a key resource for young adult and school librarians.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Revitalizing the Research Process: Bringing Research into the 21st Century Program Hilton Anaheim
Huntington
Description :

Learn how to embrace blogs, wikis, and other types of formerly taboo Web 2.0 resources as tools students can utilize to complete the research process. Presenters will provide instructions on how to develop a “learning hub” that will assist students in examining scholarly sources, taking annotated notes, organizing their research paper and producing a final multi-media project that will engage all students in a revitalized research process.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
When Miss Rumphius Meets Hugo Cabret: Scaffolding Using Picture Books Program Anaheim Convention Center
210C
Description :

Picture books can be used as a scaffold to help students understand new or difficult concepts. A quality picture book engages the reader and listener, helps students to acquire critical thinking and questioning skills and promotes lively discussion in a classroom. This session will demonstrate how picture books can be used to develop Blooming Questions, serve as a bridge to activate a student’s prior knowledge and set the stage to integrate new content knowledge.

Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED: NASTEMP (AASL) Committee meeting Hilton Anaheim
Balboa A
Description :

The meeting of the National Association of State Educational Media Professionals (NASTEMP)