Heat up your skills this winter with an online class through AASL's eAcademy.
Beginning this month, these four-week courses are ideal for developing skills and getting needed credits for recertification. The AASL website has detailed information and online registration on its eAcademy pages:
Design for Understanding Meets the 21st Century School Librarian
January 30 - February 24, 2012
"The course is designed to introduce participants to the Understanding by Design Curriculum framework. Known as the Backward Design model, this framework is unique in that it begins with the end in mind."
From 0 to 60: Implement eBooks in Your Library Program in 4 Weeks
February 6 - March 2, 2012
"There are many eBook vendors looking to provide content to school libraries, but how do you know which one is best for you? This course will focus on implementing an eBook collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff."
The Path to Collaboration: Making It Happen
March 19 - April 13, 2012
"This four-week class is designed to help school librarians identify and analyze the factors that contribute to successful collaboration with teachers."
UPCOMING CLASSES dates and registration information TBA
Inquiring Minds Want to Know
"Inquiry and literacy – are they one and the same or complementary processes? In this course, participants will explore different inquiry models and how literacy can be instilled throughout."
Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy
"When is a read-aloud more than a great story? When it also ties in critical thinking skills. In this course, participants will learn how to infuse literacy skills while continuing to share the passion and power of a great read-aloud."
$99 for AASL members
$149 for ALA members
$225 for non-members
$99 for retired AASL members
$75 for student AASL members