Standards for the 21 st Century Learner. Thriving in the Information Age Sherry Crow, University of Nebraska at Kearney Su Eckhardt, UCD Network Professor & CASL President Nance Nassar, School Library Senior Consultant, Colorado State Library. Session Agenda. Examination of the standards
Thriving in the Information Age
Sherry Crow, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Su Eckhardt, UCD Network Professor & CASL PresidentNance Nassar, School Library Senior Consultant, Colorado State Library
American Association of School Librarians, Standards for the 21st Century Learner, www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/learningstandards/standards.cfm
Consider the standards, then the strands.
What does each standard/strand mean?
What is the significance of each standard/strand, and of the four of them collectively?
What would it “look like” if you saw these learners at work?
Why are the standards/strandsimportant?
Compare and contrast: How are the Learner Standards different, similar, or like the previous 9 IL Standards?
What implications do these standards have for our work?
What questions/concernsdo you have?
Focus on assessment and activities
Adapt activities and assessmentas appropriate for Learner Standards
How would you address each standard and strand?
How would you assess student learning?
What changes should be madein the learning activities?
What additional lessons need to be added to pursue the standards?
What does this adaptation suggest about teaching and learning with the learner standards?
How might the learner standards affect our work with colleagues?
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Su Eckhardt – [email protected]
Nance Nassar — [email protected]
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1918—Standard Library Organization and Equipment for Secondary Schools of Different Sizes (a.k.a. the Certain Standards; NEA).
1925—Elementary School Library Standards (includes instructional standards as well as quantitative; joint committee for NEA and ALA).
1945—School Libraries for Today and Tomorrow (K-12 qual. & quan. standards; ALA and NEA).
1960—Standards for School Library Programs (first standards from AASL).
1969—Standards for School Media Programs (joint project of AASL and the AV division of NEA.
History of National School Library Standards, Part II
1975—Media Programs: District and School (still highly quantitative but some discussion of role of LMS; AASL and AECT).
1988—Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (LMS as instructional team member; AASL and AECT).
1998—Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (AASL & AECT; includes Information Literacy Standards, the first for students; the LMS as school leader).
2007—Standards for the 21st Century Learner (AASL; adds digital, visual, textual, and technological literacies to information literacy).