[library-media] Forwarded[aaslaffils] Reminder: One week left to Comment: Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action, draft 2

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Tue Oct 7 20:07:15 MDT 2008

Forwarded from AASL-please add comment from Utah.  Donna Jones Morris

> The AASL Learning Standards Indicators and Assessment Task Force has
> completed the second draft of Standards for the 21st Century Learner
> in Action. You are invited to review and critique it at
> http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslproftools/standardsinaction/standardsinaction.cfm
> After releasing Standards for the 21st Century Learner in October
> 2007, AASL charged the task force "to develop a document to expand and
> support the new learning standards" with "indicators, benchmarks,
> model examples, and assessments." Standards for the 21st Century
> Learner in Action provides support for school library media
> specialists and other educators in teaching the essential learning
> skills defined in Standards for the 21st Century Learner.
> After thoroughly reviewing and considering all the comments and
> suggestions on the first draft, task force members worked over the
> summer to refine the original document. We believe that this draft
> suitably reflects the many thoughtful suggestions we received.
> The draft is posted in both PDF and Word format so that those who wish
> to may mark up the Word document and return it to the task force with
> their suggested changes or additions. Please email your comments to
> StandardsInAction at ala.org, with "Comments" in the subject line, before
> October 15, 2008.
> We encourage you to forward this invitation to your school library
> colleagues and to distribute it widely via your state associations'
> newsletters, listservs, nings and blogs.
> We look forward to reading your comments!
> AASL Learning Standards Indicators & Assessment Task Force Members:
> Katherine Lowe, Massachusetts School Library Association, Chair
> Cassandra G. Barnett, Fayetteville High School Library, AR
> Colet Bartow, Montana Office of Public Instruction
> Fran Glick, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
> Dr. Violet H. Harada, University of Hawaii
> Melissa P. Johnston, Doctoral Student, College of Information, Florida
> State University
> Barbara K. Stripling, New York City Department of Education
> Allison G. Kaplan, University of Wisconsin SLIS, AASL Board Liaison
> Jonathan West, ALA Staff Liaison

Kathy Lowe, Executive Director
Massachusetts School Library Association
Chair, AASL Standards Indicators and Assessment Task Force
PO Box 658
Lunenburg, MA 01462
klowe at maschoolibraries.org
Phone/fax: 978-582-6967
Donna Jones Morris 
State Librarian/Division Director 
Utah State Library 
250 North 1950 West, Ste. A 
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901 
Office: 801.715.6770  
Fax: 801.715.6767 
Utah in Watts 800.662.9150 
dmorris at utah.gov 

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