#AASL13 Blog Teasers November 19, 2013Posted by cstarkey in Check this out!.
By Carolyn Starkey
The conference is over and we’ve caught our breath. It’s time to reflect, ruminate, and rehash our #aasl13 professional learning. Here are some preliminary thoughts from the first wave of school library bloggers. Follow the links to read their full reflections. You might find yourself nodding in agreement….
From Crain Seasholes, Books ‘n Bytes from a freely circulating librarian blog
Having sailed through a perfect storm of people, ideas and information in Hartford these past three days and pausing during a layover in today’s return to Seattle, I want to jot down some of what I saw, thought and heard. The intensity of interactions during the face to face to face to face professional development like #AASL13 leaves me both exhilarated and exhausted. What’s the take away?
From Joyce Valenza, SLJ: The Neverending Search Blog
Friday night a team of teacher librarians, and a few friends, hosted AASL’s first unconference. It all started with a conversation with Susan Ballard at a CiSSL Retreat at Rutgers this summer.
From Cathy Jo Nelson, Cathy Jo Nelson’s Professional Thought Blog
I promised to break my #AASL13 reflection down and not overwhelm you all with long wordy posts. But you know I just can’t help it. My friend Pat Hensley over at Successful Teaching recently modeled sharing session by session, and that is a great way to do this, but I don’t take notes very well. So I’m going to attempt a daily reflection. This is a summary of Day 1 – Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
From Laura Pearle, Venn Librarian: Reflections about the intersection of schools, libraries and technology blog
Most of us are not math people, but even the numerically challenged should question this: “‘We Hate Math,’ Say 4 in 10 — a Majority of Americans” | Degrees of Freedom, Scientific American Blog Network via kwout But when such thoughtful and challenging speakers as Debbie Abilock and Kristin Fontichiaro are giving a presentation entitled “Slaying the Data Dragon” it’s difficult to resist going.
From Meg Donhauser, Heather Hersey, Cathy Stutzman, and Marci Zane, Letting Go: How to Give Your Students Control Over Their Learning Blog
On Friday, November 15th, we presented the ILP to a group of educators at the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition in Hartford, CT. As part of our presentation, we shared video reflections from students who have experienced the Inquiry Learning Plan, which is one of our favorite parts of the presentation to share with others.