Tag Archives: AkASL Grants

Closing AASL Session with Peter Bregman

(written by Gilberte Bachiochi)  Peter Bregman’s message centered on something with which I frequently struggle – time-management. I have 2 hours a day to accomplish many responsibilities. I work with a couple of pk-4 grade classes; try to keep up … Continue reading

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Tony Wagner’s Keynote at the AASL Conference

(written by Gilberte Bachiochi) Tony Wagner is an individual who has been in the trenches and can speak candidly about the up and coming issues our youth will be facing and have begun to face. At the opening of the conference her … Continue reading

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Visiting the Rockville Public Library

(written by Gilberte Bachiochi) During the Hartford Conference, I went off site to visit the Rockville Library in Rockville Connecticut. This library is very special to me and to my husband’s family as well. Built in 1904,  the Rockville Library was founded and … Continue reading

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Give school library supporters a Pat on the Back!

(written by Valerie Kingsland) AkASL members are invited to nominate administrators, individuals or organizations that support school library programs and contribute to the advancement of the school librarian as an agent for raising student achievement. The nominee must beneficially impact school libraries at … Continue reading

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2013 AASL Opening General Session with Tony Wagner

(written by Lynn McNamara, Scenic Park Library) Tony Wagner, an Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, opened the AASL Conference in Hartford with a thought-provoking presentation on why innovation is today’s most essential real world skill.  His … Continue reading

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Boys Reading: A Focus on Fantasy

(written by Lynn McNamara, Scenic Park Library) At the AASL Conference Session,”Boys Reading: A Focus on Fantasy,” moderator Jonathan Auxier and authors Jon Scieszka, Adam Gidwitz and Neal Schusterman, William Alexander, and Tony Abbott discussed fantasy, mythology, science fiction, steampunk, dystopian fiction and … Continue reading

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The Simple Truth About Fairy Tales

(written by Alisa Williams) The room was full to bursting as I made my way past rows of occupied chairs to the front of the room.  I, along with several others, made my seat on the floor, and I had … Continue reading

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Does Dewey Rock?

(written by Alisa Williams) I began using the library as a child going to story time at the public library. At that time, I liked that the shelves were short enough that I could reach almost up to the top, but … Continue reading

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Lack Funds for an Author Visit? Skype!

(written by Anita Simic) My shrinking budget does not allow for funding authors to visit. However, after this session I was excited to bring authors to my library via Skype.  Moderator, Laura Given, was joined by authors, Vicki Cobb, A.S.King, Jarrett … Continue reading

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Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success: Meeting the Leadership Challenge

(written by Anita Simic) Presenters Judi Moreillon, Sabrina Carnesi, Christina Russo, and Judi Paradis shared the strengths of co-teaching and examples of successful shared teaching experiences in elementary, middle school and high school programs.  Connections between the common core state standards and … Continue reading

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