Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of this month's text prior to the beginning of the book study.
Join our June professional book study tailored for new and veteran teachers alike as we dive into the practical wisdom of, Collaborative Classroom: Teaching Students How to Work Together Now and For the Rest of Their Lives.
Prepare your students for a lifetime of collaboration and teamwork. "Collaborative Classroom" equips educators with strategies to teach students how to work together effectively. Foster essential interpersonal skills and create a cooperative learning environment. Join our book study and empower your students with the skills they need for success in school and beyond.
Course Basics: MSTA’s “Beyond the Book” Club professional book studies are housed in Teachable, an online course platform.
MSTA's "Beyond the Book” Club is facilitated by Nicole Nowlin, fifth-grade teacher, Lee's Summit School District and MSTA member.
Guiding questions and assignments are posted in the Teachable course. These questions provide an opportunity for participants to share and reflect on the topics and ideas presented in the reading. Teachable courses are by design asynchronous. Participants are expected to complete all sections of the course prior to the last day of the month in which they are taking the course. Although encouraged, participants are not required to respond to other participants.
Participants complete a Core Concept Assignment which applies the concepts learned and discussed to one’s classroom. Participants can work on the assignment and complete it at any point during the book study. Assignment details are shared in the Teachable course.
There are no virtual meetings associated with this course.
PD Certification: At the end of the month, PD certificates will be generated for participants who completed all book study requirements. PD certificates will be emailed to participant.