Abstract (brief summary of the content to be covered):

Are you passionate about deepening students’ engagement with texts? Explore with us the possibilities of coteaching AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, ELA-R TEKS, and reading comprehension strategies while engaging students with print and electronic texts. We will demonstrate the tenets of evidence-based practice as we spotlight strategies for meeting the goals of AASL’s Position Statement on the School Librarian’s Role in Reading, a component of AASL’s Learning4Life initiative. Be a leader; make an impact on reading achievement in your school!

Program objectives:

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the relationship between intellectual access, reading comprehension strategies, the TEKS ELA-R standards, and the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and be able to access the TEKS-AASL Alignment wiki: http://teksalign.pbworks.com
2. Articulate the key components the AASL Position Statement on the School Librarian’s Role in Reading and be able to locate the toolkit: http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslissues/toolkits/slroleinreading.cfm
3. Develop knowledge of how to use coteaching strategies to teach reading comprehension strategies in interdisciplinary lessons in an integrated, collaborative school library program.

TEKS addressed through the program topic:

Multiple ELA-R TEKS: See the Learning4Life TEKS-AASL Alignment Wiki at: http://teksalign.pbworks.com

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner addressed through the program topic:

Multiple Standards for the 21st-Century Learner: See the Learning4Life TEKS-AASL Alignment Wiki at: http://teksalign.pbworks.com

Target audience:

Preservice and practicing school librarians at all instructional levels
School librarian supervisors
Classroom teachers
Administrators

Speakers and their credentials for this session: Please include e-mail address for all speakers

Judi Moreillon is an assistant professor at the TWU School of Library and Information Studies; her Ph.D. is in education. She teaches “Librarians as Instructional Partners,” a course in which students explore the intersection of reading comprehension strategies and AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. She is the author of Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (ALA Editions, 2007) and Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (ALA Editions, summer 2011).

Looking for an elementary school librarian: Brandi Valetta (Lewisville ISD), Kent Smith (Dallas ISD), Kendra Duckworth (Alvin ISD), Tina Berumen (Irving ISD)

Gloria Voutos is the middle school librarian at John Tidwell in Northwest ISD Gloria is a former Texas “Teacher of the Year” and is currently a doctoral student in library science at TWU.

Becky McKee is the high school librarian at North Garland High School. In addition, Becky is a certified secondary reading and ESL teacher. She was nominated by students in 2004 for “Who Among America's Teachers” and is currently a doctoral student in library science at TWU.

Judi Moreillon
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University
P. O. Box 425438
Denton, TX
949-898-2258
949-898-2611
jmoreillon@twu.edu

Gloria E. Voutos
Librarian - John M. Tidwell Middle School (Northwest ISD)
3937 Haslet-Roanoke Road
Roanoke, TX 76262
817-698-5900
817-698-5870
Email: gvoutos@nisdtx.org / gloriavoutos@yahoo.com

Rebecca S. McKee
School Librarian, North Garland High School
(home) 1901 Hillside Dr., Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 972-463-2398 / 469-951-1733
Fax: 972-412-4709
Email: becmckee@verizon.net / rsmckee@garlandisd.net

Elementary School Librarian

Microphone preferred: (preference is not guaranteed):

_ Standing lectern microphone
_ Aisle microphone
X Wired lavaliere microphone
_ Table-top lectern microphone
_ Table-top microphone with stand

Will you require the convention center to provide you with equipment at a possible additional cost?
_ 35 mm slide projector w/wireless remote
_ Elmo video overhead (requires LCD projector)
_ Overhead projector for transparencies only
X LCD Data/Computer projector
_ Computer Audio Interface for power point presentations w/sound
_Audio cassette player/recorder
_ CD player

Will you be bringing your own equipment? (Computer for use with LCD data projector, data projector, etc)

Yes

If so, please describe the equipment:

Computer

Who will be bringing in this equipment?

Judi Moreillon

Cost:
None