The cornerstone component of AASL’s National School Library Standards is called the Shared Foundations for a reason! Talk with your school librarian about your shared goals and priorities. Find ways you can collaborate to help learners Think, Create, Share, and Grow as they discover ways to harness curiosity, model responsibility, inspire exploration, promote creativity, and deepen understanding.
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Connect on the priorities that you share. The September 2018 issue of District Administration magazine featured a two-page spread highlighting district-wide applications of the National School Library Standards, including school librarian and school library evaluations and checklists of particular interest to administrators.
The issue also contains a dozen other articles on topics that easily align school libraries with district educational goals:
- PD’s role in educational equity
- Connecting community service to learning
- Beyond football: New interscholastic sports
- District CIO: IT and personalized learning
- Product Focus: Collaborative classroom displays
Meet your collaborators where they are with AASL’s series of crosswalks between the National School Library Standards and other sets of national teaching and learning standards.
School librarians and educators can download separate documents for each national standards set crosswalked by AASL. Other possible standards sets are being reviewed by AASL for crosswalks and will be posted here as they are completed.
Download printable PDFs (11×17) of these crosswalk sets
- Future Ready Framework
- ISTE Standards for Learners and Educators
- Next Generation Science Standards (How to Read)
- Code with Google’s CS First Curriculum (Statement of Alignment)
About the Crosswalks
The AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force recognizes that sets of standards vary in their nature and level of specificity or generality. When cross-walking standards sets, it is prudent and necessary to leave some interpretation open to the professional educator. Depending on the language used, not all sets of national standards are aligned equally to AASL’s learner, school librarian, and school library frameworks.