Hey, school librarians! Do you have questions about the new AASL National School Library Standards? Want to share your ideas for implementing them? Did you attend a formal training and now you have some insight to pass along to your peers? Or are you just eager to connect with other librarians who are digging deeper into what the changes will look like in our schools? If you said yes to any of these questions, please join the AASL Standards slow chat going on in the Twitterverse right now!
Each Tuesday, Amanda Kozaka (@BoomshakaKozaka) posts a question about the standards to get us thinking and planning for the upcoming school year. We’re on Week 3 of an eight-week chat, so there’s still plenty of time to participate. Here’s our current question:
W3: What are some action steps you might take to learn more about the domain from your W2, part 2 response? #AASLstandards #AASLowchat pic.twitter.com/5H0y5nQDJK
— Amanda Kozaka (@BoomshakaKozaka) July 11, 2018
The slow chat format means you have all week to tweet your replies, and if you’re a newbie who is not comfortable posting on Twitter yet, you can learn by searching for the hashtag #AASLowchat to see what others are saying about the standards. You can also follow the hashtag #AASLstandards as well.I use Tweetdeck (free!) to set up separate feeds for the hashtags I follow; I couldn’t keep up with multiple chats and timelines without it!
You can purchase a copy of the book online, and you can download the Learner Framework – which includes the Common Beliefs – for free.
Are you involved in other online discussions of the new standards? Please leave a comment or tweet me @LibraryLoriJune and share!