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Learning4Life: Think, Create, Share, and Grow. Presented by: Amy Short MSLA Conference March 2014. BPSLibraries.org/msla14. -Links for resources from today’s session. Standards for the 21 st Century Learner. AASL’s current School Library Standards Learner Centered

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Learning4Life: Think, Create, Share, and Grow

Presented by: Amy Short

MSLA Conference

March 2014


BPSLibraries.org/msla14

-Links for resources from today’s session


Standards for the 21st Century Learner

  • AASL’s current School Library Standards

  • Learner Centered

  • Expand definition of

    Information literacy to

    include multiple

    literacies: digital,

    visual, textual and

    technological


What is Learning4Life or L4L?

  • AASL’s initiative to promote the Standards for the 21st Century Learner, school library program guidelines, and the school librarian’s role in helping students become lifelong learners.

Santacroce & Kastelic


Standards for the 21st Century Learner

  • Learners use skills, resources and tools to:

  • Inquire, THINK critically, and gain knowledge

  • Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and CREATE new knowledge

  • SHARE knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society

  • Pursue personal and aesthetic GROWth

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Standards for the 21st Century Learner


Four Strands within each Standard

Standard

Skills

Dispositions in Action

Responsibilities

Self-Assessment Strategies


ResponsibilitiesKey Question:Is the student aware that the foundational traits for 21stcentury learning requires self-accountability that extends beyond skills and dispositions?

Self Assessment StrategiesKey Question:Can the student recognize personal strengths and weaknesses over time and become a stronger, more independent learner?

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Lots of Indicators

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Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action

  • How AASL Standards are incorporated into a school library program

  • Dispositions in Action

  • Responsibilities

  • Self-Assessment Strategies

  • Benchmarks/Action Examples


Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Organization

  • Skills

  • Dispositions in Action

  • Responsibilities

  • Self Assessment

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Action Examples

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Action Examples

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Action Examples

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Action Examples

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TEACHING TO THE STANDARDS

  • Collaborative approach

    • If you cannot find willing partners, still teach these skills and dispositions

  • Inquiry-based instruction

  • Give opportunities for students to construct their own understanding

  • Empower students to be independent inquirers

  • The social nature of learning is valuable

  • Assessmentis an important component

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Self-

Questioning

Examples

Grade 12

Grade 10

Stages of

Development

Stages of

Development

Grade 8

Grade 5

Grade 2

Self-Assessment

Strategies

Sample

Behaviors

Sample

Behaviors

Indicators

Indicators

Indicators

Indicators

Dispositions

Skills

Benchmarks

Standard

Standards in Action

Responsibilities

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Standards in ActionFour Step Lesson Design

  • Direct Instruction of the specific skill to be learned

  • Modeling and guided practice: learners have an opportunity to see the skill as it is applied successfully

  • Independent practice: learners apply the skill to their own topics

  • Sharing and reflection: learners look at their own application of the skill and determine how well it worked

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Standards in ActionExamples of Assessment

  • Product

  • Process

  • Student self-assessment strategies


L4L & CCSS

  • There is much in common between the AASL standards and the Common Core State Standards

  • AASL & CCSS Crosswalk


L4L and CCSS Crosswalk for:

  • English/Language Arts

  • Mathematics

  • Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies

  • Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

  • Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects


MSLA Information Literacy Skills

  • Alignment of MSLA Information Literacy Skills with MA Technology and AASL Standards (begins on page 30)


Am I doing this already?

  • Think of a lesson that you taught within the last month

  • Look at the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and identify up to 3 indicators that you addressed in the lesson


The AASL Lesson Plan Database

aasl.jesandco.org


AASL Lesson Plan Database

  • Is part of L4L initiative

  • A tool to support school librarians and other educators in teaching the essential learning skills defined in the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner


AASL Lesson Plan Database

  • No account needed to search for and use lessons

  • Anyone can submit lessons; first must set up free account


aasl.jesandco.org

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Benefits of a FREE Account

  • Once you are registered you will be able to:

  • Create your own AASL Lesson Plan content and publish it on the web for others to use

  • Have your lesson plans aligned with the AASL Standards for 21st Century Learner and crosswalked with the Common Core Standards

  • Rate lessons and see how others have rated them

  • Read and post comments

  • Bookmark and save any lesson plan on this site for future reference


Benefits of a FREE Account

  • Print lesson plans as a PDF to use anywhere

  • View other user profiles and follow what content they post

  • Vote and rank other published lesson plans

  • Leave comments and feedback on published lesson plans

  • Share lesson plans with others through email and social media


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You Can Be a National Star!

  • Submit your own lesson plan!

  • You do not have to be an AASL member.

  • Your work will be published in a national database.

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Submitting Lessons

  • All lesson plan submissions are vetted using the lesson plan rubric below. Be sure to review your lesson plan against this rubric before submitting.

  • Lesson Plan Rubric

  • Lesson Plan Checklist


Throughout the form, click on “What’s the difference?” for more information.

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What’s In It For Me?

  • Help make a national tool more useful.

  • Bring attention to Massachusetts.

  • Publication of lesson as Goal.

  • Build your resume.

  • AASL will send a letter of recognition to your principal.

  • AASL will give you an eBadge

    to display on your website,

    blog and email signature.

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Digital Badge


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AASL Resources

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AASL Resources

  • Explain the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner to administrators.

    • PowerPoint

    • Brochure

  • Explain the value of school library programs to a variety of audiences through AASL Advocacy brochures.

Rominiecki & Kemp


More AASL Resources…

Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning


Still more AASL Resources…


School Libraries @ the Core of Education

  • New ALA Task Force on School Libraries

  • Campaign to launch with focus on “School Libraries @ the Core of Education”

  • Materials supporting parents, community members, local policy makers and leadership, and statewide policy makers


Thank you for attending!Questions? Contact yourMassachusetts L4L Representatives

  • Kathy Lowe

    Executive Director, MSLA

    mslalowe@gmail.com

  • Amy Short

    Director of Library & Media Services, Boston

    ashort@bostonpublicschools.org


References

  • Lowe, Kathy. Standards for the 21st Century Learner Lesson Plan Database. MSLA/SCSLA. 2013. 15 Feb. 2014. http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/lessonplandatabase/lessonplandb

  • Rominiecki, Amy and Nina Kemps. Taking it to the Next Level: Using the Common Core and AASL Standards to Develop Lessons, Units and Curriculum. NJASL Conference. 15 Feb. 2014 Powerpoint Presentation.

  • Santacroce, Vicki and Diane Kastelic. School Libraries Count: AASL Resources to Author Our Stories. WEMTA. 2012. http://www.slideserve.com/vsantacroce/school-libraries-count-wemta-2012

  • “Think Pair Share” http://www.melaleucajournal.com/brainy/


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