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. 

Prior Book Study Selections 

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2018 SWEET SUMMER Book Study

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 June 8, 2018. Starting on June 11, you will receive information on getting started. The book study must be completed by midnight on Sept 4, 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 June 4, 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.

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

by Temple Grandin - expanded 2005 edition

51gW9b-UJIL__SX322_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgTemple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 55 children. Since her birth, our understanding of autism has undergone a great transformation. In this book, Grandin describes how the process of thinking differs in people with autism. She also describes how sensory processing interferes with how information is perceived. Grandin shares her struggles with understanding and expressing empathy and emotions in others as well as herself. Coming from the perspective of both a scientist and a person with autism, Temple Grandin provides the research base and information from her personal experiences to describe how her thinking style poses challenges as well as augments her life with autism.

Pending DHS Approval

When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do 

By Kylene Beers

51FBlgg1HgL__SX382_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgGeorge couldn't read. Kylene Beers, a secondary certified English teacher with no background in reading, realized she had little to offer the parents, even less to offer their son. That defining moment sent her on a twenty-year search for answers to that original question: how do we help students from intermediate level through high school who can't read?
Beers provides personally researched practices, with anecdotal notes, showing ways she was able to reach students and overcome a multitude of non-readers' difficulties. There is an extensive appendix and many templates for easy application and personal classroom use. This book is a go-to guide for all teachers trying to teach ALL levels of readers.

Pending DHS Approval

Wonder
by R J Palacio  

August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience--something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. This book study explores the social and emotional issues often experienced by children with congenital craniofacial conditions and their families.

Pending DHS Licensure Approval


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East Valley Chapter Book Study
Wonder

by R J Palacio  

51nQKQZWR-L__SX337_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgWonder is a rare gem of a novel - beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart. August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience--something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. 

Registration:  Click Here for details, cost and online payment.

 

 Recommended Reading - Prior Book Study Selections


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