An Agency of the Regional Offices of Education for Will and Grundy - Kendall Counties
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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Online Monthly Educational Book Studies

April 2020 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

PD Hours: 9Jill Sorensen-Davis
$60

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Length: 208 pages

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May 2020 - 30 Days to A Co-Taught Classroom

PD Hours: 11Jill Sorensen-Davis
$60

In 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom, authors Paula Kluth and Julie Causton will teach you all you need to know about collaboration in 30 days. Yes, you read that right! In just 30 days, they will introduce you to the information, competencies and habits you will need to become a great co-teaching partner. The authors will help you get to know your co-teacher, understand each of your roles, improve your planning and co-planning skills, expand the structures you use to teach and support students and even celebrate your accomplishments. Included in this remarkable book are: • Tips, Ideas & Suggestions • Chapter Reviews & 'To Do' Items • Worksheets to Help You Plan • Templates to Copy & Use • Teaching Practices You Will Love • Print and Online Resource Take just 30 days, and change your life -- and the lives of all of your students! Length: 262 pages

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June 2020 - The End of Molasses Classes

PD Hours: 15Jill Sorensen-Davis
$60

The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck–101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers — Ron Clark is widely known as “America’s Educator” and was Oprah Winfrey’s first pick as her “Phenomenal Man.” He is a New York Times bestselling author and has been featured on the Today show, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He challenges parents, teachers, and communities everywhere embrace a difference in the classroom and uplift, educate, and empower our children. Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules. Length: 352 pages

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July 2020 - The Four O'Clock Faculty Meeting by Rich Czyz

PD Hours: 7Jill Sorensen-Davis
$60

Author Rich Czyz is on a mission to revolutionize professional learning for all educators. In The Four O'Clock Faculty, Rich identifies ways to make PD meaningful, efficient, and, above all, personally relevant. This book is a practical guide that reveals why some PD is so awful and what you can do to change the model for the betterment of you and your colleagues. Length: 154 pages

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