The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) launched its first Digital Institute, “Minding Your Students’ Future,” as part of the AASL e-Academy online offerings.
The Institute focuses on the future of learning in school library media programs and offers a variety of digital sessions captured during the 13th annual AASL National Conference & Exhibit held in Reno, Nevada, in October 2007.
Among the highlights are clips from the Opening General Session with Dan Pink and a session on the “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner” presented by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling. The Institute also explores topics including teaching information literacy, research, podcasting, and book challenges.
“Minding Your Students’ Digital Future” is available in a complete package of 10 sessions (podcasts, video, vodcasts) for $99 for AASL members. The non-member price is $199. Participants receive a certificate of completion worth 10 contact hours.
Registration is open at www.ala.org/aasl/eAcademy.