When it comes to professional development, look no further than the wealth of knowledge and expertise found within the membership of CASL. Our members present at national and state conferences, lead PD within their schools and districts, host Edcamps, and are adjunct professors.

If you have never participated in an unconference format, you are in for a treat! Come and spend a Saturday with your fellow members and gain the knowledge, skills, and strategies you need, while sharing your expertise with others. It's all about giving and receiving!

Since the essence of this event is collaboration, CASL encourages you to bring a staff member from your school or district as your guest. Add your guest to your registration, and he/she will receive the member rate. Build and strengthen collaborative relationships at this event.


Thank you to CLC who is handling online registration. Click here to register today!

Schedule for Saturday, April 5, 2014

Location: Scholastic Library Publishing 90 Old Sherman Turnpike Road, Danbury, CT.


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Light Breakfast, and Build the Unconference Schedule

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Keynote - Makerspaces with Bill Derry, The Westport Library

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Session 1

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM Session 2

Noon - 12:30 PM Scholastic Library Publishing presents ScienceFlix

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Buffet lunch provided

1:10 PM -2:00 PM Session 3

2:05 PM - 2:30 PM Smackdown wrap-up, raffles, and certificates of attendance issued

  • Sessions 1-3 will be determined by participants and may included topics such as: Teacher Evaluation, CCSS, Digital Literacy, Using Primary Source Documents, Twitter as a PLN, Exemplary lessons, Apps, AASL member benefits, and more.
  • Be sure to arrive for breakfast in order to help build the unconference schedule.

    Thank you Scholastic Library Publishing for providing a light breakfast!

Registration fee: $30 for CASL members. $75 for non-members which includes membership to CASL through June 2014. Note: CASL members may sign-up colleagues from their district on their registration form in order to receive the premium rate.

Your registration entitles you to a free raffle ticket to win an iPad Mini (donated by CASL) or a one year subscription to ScienceFlix (compliments of Scholastic Library Publishing).

PLEASE NOTE: This event is limited to 80 participants. Register today to guarantee admission. No refunds.

For additional information: Contact Mary Ellen Minichiello, CASL President at

Special gifts for early bird registrations!

Register by March 21st in order to receive early bird gifts.
An exclusive Scholastic canvas totebag is perfect for carrying your lunch or personal items. Pair it with a travel mug and you are good to go!
Thank you Scholastic Library Publishing for providing the early bird gifts.