Book Study

Looking for CEU's, certificate hours or a flexible way to sustain ongoing professional development and growth? Have we got a deal for you! Join our on-line, interactive book study opportunities created for busy professionals like you. Earn recertification credit for teachers, DHS licensure credit for SLPs/SLPA's or approved credit from ASHA, NASP and other professional organizations. Questions? Contact Us

Prior Book Study Selections 

How Does a Book Study Work?

Our book study uses the online platform Edmodo. You are expected to read a book and at the end of each chapter, you will log into Edmodo for your assignment. Each assignment has 3-5 questions that you will need to answer. You can work at your own pace, however, all of your responses must be completed by the end of the stated course period. 

Timeline: Registration and Payment is due by September 14, 2018. Starting on September 17, 2018, you will receive information on getting started. The book study must be completed by midnight on December 30, 2018.
Cost: $45 per book study and you must have access to the book. The books are available online or from the publisher.
Registration: Download Registration Form
Credit: Each book is approved for 20 hours of ADE recertification credit.
Getting Started: On September 17, 2018, you will receive a Welcome email and be invited to join the book study group on Edmodo. You will receive information on how to navigate the system and timeline for completion. You can always get started earlier by ordering and reading the book.

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Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom 

51WfgLDWtQL__SX332_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgby Kristin Souers with Pete Hall
- Kristin Souers is the Keynote Speaker our Annual State Conference on March 1. 2019 -
One out of three children in the United States will experience at least one traumatic event by age 16. These experiences frequently elicit a traumatic stress response, which can impact students’ learning, behavior, formation of relationships, and accomplishment of developmental tasks. This book will help your cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for student across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. This book study will help you
  • understand what trauma is and how it hinders learning
  • build strong relationships and create a safe space for students to learn at high levels
  • Adopt a strength-based approach to viewing and responding to student behaviors
  • Head-off frustration with essential self-care techniques that help you and your students flourish.

Approved for DHS Licensure Credit

Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder (2nd Ed)

51eZG_GA5IL__SX385_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgBy Kathleen Quill & Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan

Autism is a disorder of social, communicative, and repetitive behaviors. The assessment and teaching of social and communication skills should be a priority for children on the spectrum. Because children with autism display patterns of communication and social development that is different than typically developing children, the approach to teaching these skills must address these developmental differences.

This book’s approach is that assessment and intervention for social and communication skills should help children with autism coordinate what to DO, who WATCH, how to LISTEN, and what to SAY in a variety of social situations. This book provides assessment and intervention guidelines that specifically focus on building these critical skills.

Pending DHS Approval

Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction (2nd Ed)
51itPq-nPoL__SX332_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgby Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown & Linda Kucan   

This book is a highly practical guide to help K-12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension. The authors draw on extensive experience in diverse classrooms and schools. Sample lessons and vignettes, children's literature suggestions, end-of- chapter summaries, and "Your Turn" learning activities support students who need vocabulary development to improve literacy and communication skills.

Pending DHS Licensure Approval


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East Valley Chapter Book Study
Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators

51gpKmxZ4wL__SX376_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgby Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Margaret Foster  

A guide for helping students with weak Executive Function skillsto learn efficiently and effectively. Students with weak Executive Function skills need strong supportand specific strategies to help them learn in an efficient manner, demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school. This book shows teachers how to do exactly that, while also managing the ebb and flow of their broader classroom needs. Rooted in solid research and classroom-tested experience, the book is organized to help teachers negotiate the very fluid challenges they face every day; educators will find strategies that improve their classroom "flow" and reduce the stress of struggling to teach students with EF weaknesses. This important book offers teachers specific strategies to help students with EF deficits learn in an efficient manner, demonstrate what they know, and manage the daily demands of school.

Download Registration Flyer.
Online payment thru PayPal: $10 CEC members, $20 non-members

 

 Recommended Reading - Prior Book Study Selections


2018 Summer
  • Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
  • When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do bu Kyleen Beers
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
2018 Spring
  • Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers with Pete Hall
  • The Autistic Brain Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed by Temple Grandin
  • Beyond Co-Teaching Basics: A Data-Driven, No-Fail Model for Continuous Improvement by by Wendy Murawski and Wendy Lochner
2017 Fall
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (2nd edition) by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom By Geoff Colvin
  • Uniquely Human: A Difference Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant
2017 Summer
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald Rapee et.al.
  • Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns by Geoffrey Colvin and Martin R. Sheehan

2017 Spring

  • Uniquely Human: A Difference Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant
  • Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction by Marcia K. Henry Ph.D. and Maryanne Wolf
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors in School: Research Based Strategies that Work by Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly Mariah Menzies, Allison L. Bruhn, Mary Crnobori

2016 Fall 

  • Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom by Geoff Colvin and Terry Scott 
  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me by Michele Garcia Winner
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

2016 Spring

  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • UDL NOW! A Teacher's Monday Morning Guide to Implementing the Common Core Standards Using Universal Design for Learning by Katie Novak

2015 Fall

  • Friendship 101:  Helping Students Build Social Competence by Juliet E Hart Barnett & Kelly J Whalon
  • Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom by Geoff Colvin

2013 Spring

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me  by Michele Garcia Winner

2012 Fall

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me  by Michele Garcia Winner