Course DescriptionBook studies can be powerful vehicles for professional learning. Reading a professional book and taking the steps to implement ideas presented is educationally valuable. The ultimate goal of a book study is to increase educator’s knowledge and to assist students in reaching high levels of achievement. Students work with the instructor to select a book to read and then report back on what is learned and changes that are made in their classroom. This course can be completed as an individual or with a group and provides a structure to earn credit for the time and effort dedicated to improving K-12 education.
Learner OutcomesBy the end of this course students will:
- Evaluate their current teaching practice, identify an area that needs growth and find a quality book on that topic.
- Read the book and other online resources to gain a well-rounded understanding.
- Identify key steps needed to implement the learning in the book and put it into practice.
- Reflect back the success of the implementation and set goals for the future.