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AASL 2011: Library Lessons for Little Ones

(Written by Deb Meigs, Ptarmigan Elementary) “What’s learned with pleasure is learned with measure.” Aileen Kirkland began her presentation. Kirkland believes teachers and librarians need to saturate kids with literary experiences, so each of the units in her book, Library Lessons for Little Ones offers … Continue reading

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AASL 2011: What’s Up at the LMC?

(Written by Mary Hacker, Lake Hood Elementary) In the “What’s Up at the LMC?”  presentation showcasing the award-winning library program at the Robert Clow Elementary School Library in Naperville, IL, Library Media Center Director, Beverly Frett, shared the many different ways … Continue reading

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AASL 2011 Conference Favorites From a Novice Attendee

(Written by Machelle Kelchner, Orion Elementary) How does one summarize an amazing conference like this year’s AASL “Turning the Page”? That has been my quandary as I’ve contemplated what to share with fellow AKASL members. For a first time attendee, the experience … Continue reading

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AASL 2011: Kid’s Tell It Write

(Written by Charlie Polak, Abbott Loop Elementary) I came away from this session with two fun ideas that may help students understand why stories need details. 

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AASL 2011: New Learners of the 21st Century

(Written by Laurene Madsen) Thanks to grant funding from AkASL and Kodiak school district support, I was able to attend AASL-Minneapolis in October. Attending this 4-day conference was renewing and re-energizing to me, because the focus was on 21st Century learning and … Continue reading

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AASL 2011: Building Influence

(Written by Nicole Roohi, Goldenview MS) One of the most enlightening sessions I went to at AASL was an advocacy session called Building Influence: Organizing for Political Action with Sara Kelly Johns, Alice Yucht, Debra Logan, Debra Kachel, and Christie Kaaland. They started off … Continue reading

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AASL 2011: Meet Author Marci Peschke

Photo by Laurie Cowgirl Photo op with School Librarian & author Marci Peschke: Her very pink  Kylie Jean series from Capstone is sure to be a hit.

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AASL 2011 – So Many Sessions, So Little Time

(Written by Jacque Peterson) As always when attending a conference, my biggest complaint is that so many of the sessions I wanted to attend were at the same time!  During nearly every session time, there were 2 or 3 alternate sessions … Continue reading

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New Skills New Strategies

(Written by Audrey Charvat-Drew, Northwood ABC Elementary) As the Teacher-Librarian at a culturally diverse school with a high percentage of economically disadvantaged families, I was particularly interested in finding out about programs and strategies to help my students.  Some of my … Continue reading

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AASL 2011: Great Links

(Written by Audrey Charvat-Drew, Northwood ABC Elementary Librarian) Below I have listed links from a variety of the 2011 AASL Conference presentations regarding technology, technology integration, instructional changes, digital sources, and trends.  I hope you will find these useful in … Continue reading

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