Announcing the TeachersFirst 2019 Summer Book Study

TeachersFirst is hosting a summer book study again this year. This is our way to invite you to actively participate in our professional learning community made up of learners who are teachers. Our virtual book study is a great way to do professional learning that you might not have tried before or thought of doing outside of your school. Of course, when trying something new, it’s always great to have some friends to try it along with. If you are thinking about joining the book study this summer, get in touch with some colleagues - who are TeachersFirst members - and ask them to join as well.

 

Details

The Book: ​The book we will be reading is Integrating Technology in the Classroom, 2nd Edition by Boni Hamilton. The book will help you discover technology tools and projects that resonate with your teaching style, classroom context, and technology skill level. The Source for Learning will reimburse you for the purchase of your eBook. We are limited to 40 participants so ​sign up soon​.

About the Book Study: Participants will be invited to join our online conversation space hosted in Microsoft Teams. Each week participants will be expected to read a few book chapters, join in a conversation about the chapters read the week before, and complete application exercises. Participants should plan on spending 8 hours a week on the required reading and activities.

Participant Eligibility Criteria: TeachersFirst book studies are a member benefit. In order to participate in the book study you must be a TeachersFirst member (​see how to register for FREE membership​) and you must have participated in an ​OK2Ask​ webinar between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.


SCHEDULE:

July 8: The Summer 2019 Book Study begins

July 9: Kick-off webinar at 6PM Eastern Time. We will discuss the organization of the book study and participant expectations.

August 14: Closing webinar in which the author will join us for a discussion about how our perspectives may have changed.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Join conversations about effective planning for the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Discover ideas and tools you can use to align your use of instructional technology with you curricular goals.
  • Learn ways technology can support your learning goals.

PARTICIPATE!

  • Share your thoughts with other book study participants.
  • Return to school in the fall ready to tell colleagues how your participation changed how you plan lessons.
  • Build your willingness to try a new approach to finding out “what works” for your students.
  • Discover inspirational points from the book that affect your perspective on technology implementation.

EARN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

Participants who complete all of the book study components will receive a certificate for 45 hours of professional development.

SIGN UP HERE​ - ​Participation is limited to the first 40 eligible TeachersFirst members who sign up.