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AASL - Learning

Learning Standards & Program Guidelines

A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation
A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation uses the AASL Empowering Learnersprogram guidelines as a basis for a school librarian evaluation rubric—one that can be adapted or duplicated by school librarians and shared with school administrators.

Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning is a new recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 
The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Common Core Crosswalk 
The following pages will help school librarians compare AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner with the Common Core Standards.

Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs 
Empowering Learners advances school library programs to meet the needs of the changing school library environment.

Learning4Life (L4L)
This implementation plan was created to support states, school systems, and individual schools preparing to implement the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.

A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners 
A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners is a program evaluation, planning, implementation and advocacy tool that will ensure school library program planners go beyond the basics to provide goals, priorities, criteria, and general principles for establishing effective library programs.

School Library Programs Improve Student Learning
School Library Programs Improve Student Learning is a series of advocacy brochures designed to help school librarians generate and guide discussion with stakeholder groups in the school library community, including administrators, policymakers, parents, and teachers. Each brochure in the series outlines goals and key questions specific and important to each audience allowing them to visualize a model school library program from their perspective.

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner 
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. Rights and Permission for use of Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action 
This publication includes indicators, benchmarks, model examples and assessments to support school librarians and other educators in teaching the essential learning skills defined in the learning standards.

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database
Building on the template provided in Standards for the 21st-Century Learner In Action, the Lesson Plan Database is an interactive resource and tool to support school librarians and other educators in teaching the essential learning skills defined in the AASL learning standards. The database serves as a catalyst for collaboration, as school librarians and teachers work together to create projects that weave content and skills into engaging learning activities.