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Tuesday Tech Tips June 17, 2014

Posted by Judy Deichman in Check this out!.
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Now that summer is finally HERE, take some time to check out the AASL Lesson Plan Database.  This is a resource that is very important to me and I believe it can be a great resource for you and your library.  You have time now to submit a lesson plan, find a lesson plan, work a lesson plan into your curriculum schedule. You do NOT have to be a member of ALA/AASL to utilize the lesson plan database (although I highly recommend it).

Here is the Welcome message from AASL about the lesson plan database:

Welcome to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database, 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.

Users can search the database for lesson plans by learning standards and indicators, content topic, grade-level, resources used, type of lesson or schedule, keyword and much more. In addition, registered users can bookmark lesson plans in a portfolio for future use, rate and comment on lesson plans in the community, print to PDF and socially share lesson plans on the web, and create and publish their own lesson plans in the database.

Submissions to the Lesson Plan Database are vetted by AASL reviewers to ensure lesson plans published are of the highest quality. The lesson plan template was developed using the Action Example Template from Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action. All lesson plans published are aligned with AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and are crosswalked with the Common Core Standards.

To ensure a lesson plan database of the highest quality, AASL asks users to review the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Rubric and Checklist prior to submitting content. Additionally, to better understand how the standards, strands, indicators and benchmarks comingle to create a strong action example or lesson plan, review AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action.

The AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database is a part of Learning4Life – a national implementation plan to supports states, school systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Development and maintenance of the lesson plan database is supported through AASL membership dues.

Find other Learning4Life resources on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards. For more information on AASL’s plan for implementing the new learning standards and program guidelines, visit www.ala.org/aasl/learning4life.

Check it out!


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