AASL Standards for Learners


Think - Learners display curiosity and initiative by:

1. Formulating questions about a personal interest or a curricular topic.

2. Recalling prior and background knowledge as context

Create - Learners engage with new knowledge by following a process that includes:

1. Using evidence to investigate questions.

2. Devising and implementing a plan to fill knowledge gaps.

3. Generating products that illustrate learning

Share - Learners adapt, communicate, and exchange learning products with others in a cycle that includes:

1. Interacting with content presented by others.

2. Providing constructive feedback.

3. Acting on feedback to improve.

4. Sharing products with an authentic audience.

Grow - Learners participate in an ongoing inquiry-based process by:

1. Continually seeking knowledge.

2. Engaging in sustained inquiry.

3. Enacting new understanding through real-world connections.

4. Using reflection to guide informed decisions.


Think - Learners act on an information need by:

1. Determining the need to gather information.

2. Identifying possible sources of information.

3. Making critical choices about information sources to use.

Create - Learners gather information appropriate to the task by:

1. Seeking a variety of sources.

2. Collecting information representing diverse perspectives.

3. Systematically questioning and assessing the validity and accuracy of information.

4. Organizing information by priority, topic, or other systematic scheme.

Grow - Learners select and organize information for a variety of audiences by:

1. Performing ongoing analysis of and reflection on the quality, usefulness, and accuracy of curated resources.

2. Integrating and depicting in a conceptual knowledge network their understanding gained from resources.

3. Openly communicating curation processes for others to use, interpret, and validate.


Think - Learners develop and satisfy personal curiosity by:

2. Reflecting and questioning assumptions and possible misconceptions.

3. Engaging in inquiry-based processes for personal growth.

Create - Learners construct new knowledge by:

1. Problem solving through cycles of design, implementation, and reflection.

2. Persisting through self-directed pursuits by tinkering and making

Share - Learners engage with the learning community by:

1. Expressing curiosity about a topic of personal interest or curricular relevance.

Grow - Learners develop through experience and reflection by:

1. Iteratively responding to challenges.

2. Recognizing capabilities and skills that can be developed, improved, and expanded.

3. Open-mindedly accepting feedback for positive and constructive growth.


Think - Learners follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information by:

1. Responsibly applying information, technology, and media to learning.

2. Understanding the ethical use of information, technology, and media.

3. Evaluating information for accuracy, validity, social and cultural context, and appropriateness for need.

Create - Learners use valid information and reasoned conclusions to make ethical decisions in the

creation of knowledge by:

1. Ethically using and reproducing others’ work.

2. Acknowledging authorship and demonstrating respect for the intellectual

property of others.

3. Including elements in personal-knowledge products that allow others to credit content appropriately.

Share - Learners responsibly, ethically, and legally share new information with a global community by:

1. Sharing information resources in accordance with modification, reuse, and remix policies.

2. Disseminating new knowledge through means appropriate for the intended audience.

Grow - Learners engage with information to extend personal learning by:

1. Personalizing their use of information and information technologies.

2. Reflecting on the process of ethical generation of knowledge.

3. Inspiring others to engage in safe, responsible, ethical, and legal information behaviors.