Teachers,

Did you know the American Association of School Librarians has learning standards that align with the Common Core learning standards you use in your content area teaching?

From my dog-eared copy of "Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action."
From my dog-eared copy of “Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action.”

The AASL Learning Standards & Common Core State Standards Crosswalk contains a number of connections that can provide a basis for collaboration with your school librarian. The crosswalk information is wonderful, but not definitive, so don’t be afraid to contact your librarian to work together and develop benchmarks for library learning that supports your students in their content area investigations.

The AASL standards for the 21st Century Learner are built on the following four cornerstones:

Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

Standard 2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge

Standard 3: Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society

Standard 4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growth

You can see how those standards provide a strong basis for collaborative planning! Contact your school librarian for more information.