Book Study and Collaboration--Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

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During this professional book study participants will read, discuss, and complete activities related to Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. According to educational expert Jim Maggin, "One of our most successful initiatives is the use of Book Talk as a method of professional development," Maginn told Education World, a publication that aims to connect educators to what works. "This is a very inexpensive, enjoyable, and effective form of professional development used to introduce the staff to a particular topic or issue." (See EducationWorld http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/meetingidea/meetingideas010.shtml) Using the book study format, this course will engage educational leaders in considering many questions such as the following from Kids Deserve It authors: "What if learning was exciting? What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building? What if parents looked forward to calls from their children’s teachers and principals, instead of cringing when the school’s number popped up on their phones?" Each participant in the course will secure a copy of the book and be required to read assigned chapters weekly. Participants will be provided with an online journal in which they will note insights from each chapter, personal reflections relative to the themes of the chapters, and implications for student learning and engagement noted from the text that they can use in their own schools. Then in this online book study format, participants will collaborate in online discussion forums and twitter chats to share insights about the ideas presented in the chapters, answer specific questions related to the text, and describe implications for teaching related to what they learned from the reading. As with any successful book study and follow up discussions related to the book, participants will be encouraged to discover ways the messages presented in the book can be put into practice in their classrooms and how the ideas from the book can improve teaching and learning practices as they relate to students. Prerequisite for the course: A copy of the book Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. The book is available both in hardback and digital formats.
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ADMIN 113-00
F1617
1
1121
Kathy Heiman
Online
July 12 - Aug. 15, 2017 This course is completely online with no face to face. You can access the course online 24/7 during the 6 weeks.
1.0 PLU
0 Contact Hours
Prerequisite for the course: A copy of the book Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome. The book is available both in hardback and digital formats.
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Course Registration$125.00