More Than a Book Study

"Choose Your Own Pirate Book Study/Tech Connect Series"

Explore, Learn, Lead, Teach - Like a Pirate

Lenawee “Choose Your Own Pirate Adventure”

Book Study/Tech Connect Series

Based on “Like a Pirate” Books from Dave Burgess Consulting:

Explore, Learn, Lead, Teach Like a Pirate

Blending the Traditional Book Study with Technology for Learning

More Than a Book Study -Summer 2017

It’s customized - pick and choose whatever you want to do and learn. Choose either book study, or both, or just the tech connect parts, some or all. The face-to-face dates are June 26 for the book study launch, June 27 for the gamification sessions (the online course extends then into August), and June 29 for Scrum in the Classroom. Everything else is online after the launch.

Book Study/Tech Connect #1: Explore Like a Pirate

Book Study/Tech Connect #1: Explore Like a Pirate

Theme: Engagement through Gameful Learning

Blended Learning Sessions, both face-to-face and online options

June 26 - August 21, 2017

3-31 SCECHs


Book Study Dates:

Launch Meeting: June 26, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - face-to-face, learn about Twitter chat,

BookSnaps, other ways to connect

Online Chats: July 17, 31, August 14, 21 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


Tech Connect Session Dates:

Are You Game? (blended course launch, gameful learning intro) June 27, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Are You Game Option 1 - Quest It: Online course in 3D Game Lab on gamification, self-paced learning June 26-Aug. 21

Are You Game Option 2 - Build It: June 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Are You Game? is about gamifying your classroom. The face-to-face AM is an intro/overview. Option 1 - "Quest It" allows participants to continue learning about gamification on their own in an online course in 3D Game Lab by completing quests to achieve higher levels and badges and earn SCECHs as well. The “Build It” option 2 is for those who want to come back in the afternoon June 27 to do some curriculum planning, think about how they might get started with gamification either with 3D Game Lab or using other environments.

Book Study/Tech Connect #2: Learn Like a Pirate

Book Study/Tech Connect #2: Learn Like a Pirate

Themes: Empowerment & Collaboration

Blended Learning Sessions both face-to-face and online options

June 26 - August 23, 2017

3-26 SCECHs


Book Study Dates:

Launch Meeting: June 26, 2:30 - 3:30 - face-to-face, learn about Twitter chat,

BookSnaps, other ways to connect

4 Online Chats: July 19, August 2,, Augusut 16, August 23 - 2:30 - 3:30

or alternate time agreed upon by participants and instructor


Tech Connect Session Dates:

Scrum in the Classroom - June 29, 8:30 - 3:00 (face-to-face)

Scaffolding teamwork for student-centered projects

"Scrum" is a team leadership framework popular in software development that is finding its way into the collaborative classroom. Using the scrum framework, students are encouraged to organize themselves and use the scrum process to foster creativity and critical thinking, building a spirit of collaboration as team members teach each other. For those implementing project-based learning, this could be a missing piece to developing student agency.

3 Online Self-Paced Learning Options from 21 Things 4 Teachers:

Option 1: Online: 21 Things PD Module: Creating Efficiency & Productivity (10-hour online PD module)

Option 2: Online: 21 Things 4 Teachers Thing 5: Collaboration

Option 3: Online: 21 Things 4 Teachers Thing 3: Visual Learning

Online coursework due August 23

For more information or to register online:

For more details and to register online through Lenawee ISD Professional Development Center Wisdomwhere go to www.solutionwhere.com/ww/lisd.

Coming Soon: 2017-18 School Year

Lead Like a Pirate : Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff

Teach Like a Pirate/Ditch That Textbook

Learn more about "Like a Pirate" books at http://daveburgessconsulting.com/