ISLMA is partnering with RAILS, IHLS, and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in collaboration with American Library Association’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) and the ALA Washington Office to offer a comprehensive workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). AASL leaders will facilitate the session.
The workshops will:
- Provide the most current information on developments at the Federal level and work through the sections of ESSA that can be directly linked to the school librarian/library program.
- Connect ESSA language to the school librarian’s role.
- Discuss current state work with recommendations for opportunities at state and local levels to ensure the effective school library program’s language in ESSA.
This hands-on session will aid in identifying stakeholders, building coalitions, message crafting and elevator speech development. While the content will be directly related to ESSA, the tools and exercise portion is advocacy for positioning school librarians in general as leaders for teaching and learning.
Register to attend the free ESSA Workshop for 3 PDH (Professional Development Hours) onSaturday, September 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.