AASL Draft open for comments
Via the AASL blog:
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@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