Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
"For years you’ve taught with physical texts. You may have watched used film, downloaded the occasional computer program, and even brought students up to the smartboard for some dragging and dropping, but for the most part, your classroom has been centered around physical media. Books. Paper. Charts. Rulers. Posterboard. Maybe some magazines, newspapers, and even some pamphlets when you were feeling a little crazy and out of control."
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So is this the beginning of the end for school libraries? Not by a long shot, says Susan Ballard, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Enlightened administrators realize that school librarians still play a pivotal role for students, guiding them through search processes and helping them find appropriate, reliable, vetted resources in print and digital format for research and other classroom projects.