Finally I have spent some hours in contemplation of the second draft of the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action. Have you?
AASL members are encouraged to thoroughly examine and critique the contents. Feedback should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, October 15, 2008. I’d like to suggest that even if you are not a member of AASL, you need to read and review these standards. These are the guideposts of our profession. We must care enough to read, consider, and recommend.
I’m not going to tell you what I think. I want you to spend time on your own with the standards. Think of the hours these committee members have devoted to create a document to aid you in your teaching. Does it fulfill your needs? Does it advance your profession? Isn’t it worth your time to consider and comment?