AASL eCOLLAB posts Fall Forum talks


Selected AASL Fall Forum talks are now available on eCOLLAB.

Henry Jenkins (Opening Presentation)

Henry Jenkins shares his extensive expertise on participatory culture and help school librarians establish themselves as leaders when collaborating with teachers to plan and teach new media literacies to students. Jenkins directly engaged with attendees to develop strategies that effectively integrate these skills into subject areas across the curriculum and outline how to best use online social networking tools to reinforce student learning.

Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro worked with Fall Forum attendees to deconstruct the concept of transliteracy into smaller, more manageable facets. With Fontichiaro’s guidance, attendees built a definition of transliteracy and a supporting vocabulary that will help school librarians better connect curricula to the multimedia world of their students. She focused on the inquiry and rigor of assignments and how to collaboratively work with teachers to empower students with transliteracy skills.

Barbara Jansen

Barbara shares practices that she has used to promote a participatory school library program. She also shares strategies that start conversations with teachers about using new media tools and resources in rigorous and meaningful ways to build subject area knowledge while developing 21st century skills. Barbara’s presentation builds on the concepts and strategies presented by Henry Jenkins and Kristin Fontichiaro.

Henry Jenkins (Closing Presentation)



Jan 14

Highly recommended webinar

The ALA Washington Office will host a free webinar at 4:00 PM EST on January 17 titled “The Fiscal Cliff, the 113th Congress and You – How What’s Happening in DC Might Impact the Library Community.” The webinar will be led by “Advocacy Guru” Stephanie Vance and will look at cuts to library funding and changes to policies impacting libraries.      https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/985179322

Stephanie Vance is highly knowledgeable about DC politics and an outstanding presenter.

Nov 27

Another reason to join AASL


Your eLearning Laboratory is a resource provided as a feature of AASL membership. In eCOLLAB, you’ll find webcasts, podcasts, and resources from various AASL professional development events.

“A feature of AASL membership” means that eCOLLAB is a free resource for members.  Non-members would have to pay $199.  to subscribe.  AASL maintains a wide ranging archive accessible at any time.