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ERIC Number: ED509423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-8507-6
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action
American Association of School Librarians (NJ3)
How are AASL's (American Association of School Librarians) new learning standards, the "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner," incorporated into the school library media program? This publication from AASL takes an in-depth look at the strands of the "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and the indicators within those strands. It also answers such critical questions as "How do the strands--the skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities, and self-assessment strategies--relate to one another?" Benchmarks are provided along with examples that show how to put the learning standards into action. This is a practical book with examples of how to maximize the application of the learning standards at different grade levels. The colorful pages are full of graphics and charts that make for easy reference. A glossary is also provided to define key concepts found throughout the book. This sound, practical book is guaranteed to aid school library media specialists and other educators in bringing 21st-century skills into the heart of the learning process. This book contains the following: (1) Introduction; (2) Skills; (3) Dispositions in Action; (4) Responsibilities; (5) Self-Assessment Strategies; (6) Benchmarks and Action Examples, including Skills Benchmarks to Achieve by Grade 2, Grade 5, Grade 8, Grade 10, and Grade 12; (7) Action Examples Template; (8) Learning 4 Life (L4L); (9) Glossary; and (10) Works Cited.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians