MRESC Summer Book Studies

June 10th through August 2nd (Graduate Credit Available)

Book Study Descriptions & Overview

Join Us for our Summer 2019 Book Study Series (June 10th to August 2nd)


Summer 2019 Book Study Titles & Topics


  • Option #1 - All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond


  • Option #2 - Qualities of Effective Teachers, 3rd Edition


Overview: During the summer of 2019, educators may choose to participate in one or more of the book study options highlighted above from June 10, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Each book study is 7 to 8 weeks in length (14 contact hours).


  • Please note that each participant is responsible for obtaining a copy of the book study text(s). A copy of the book is NOT included in your registration fee.


All book studies are facilitated using Google Classroom (CLICK HERE to view technology requirements) and require weekly reading of assigned chapters, responding to discussion prompts, providing peer feedback, self-reflection, and the submission of a personal action plan and a final project (see the about the book study section for additional details).


  • Graduate credit (one semester hour per book study) is available through Ashland University for an ADDITIONAL fee of $235 per credit hour.

Registration Deadline

May 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

CLICK ON THIS BUTTON TO REGISTER

Book Study Online Registration Form

About the Books: Brief Summary of the Text Options

Option #1: All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Book Study Facilitator: Meggan Weaver, Retired Gifted Coordinator & MRESC Consultant

Syllabus/Agenda: CLICK HERE TO VIEW


Overview of Book: Introducing a comprehensive approach to SEL that's easy to integrate into everyday content instruction, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. Using Frey, Fisher, and Smith's text as a guide, book study participants will learn the hows and whys of:


  • Building students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn, overcome challenge, and influence the world around them.
  • Helping students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses.
  • Promoting the cognitive regulation skills critical to decision making and problem solving.
  • Fostering students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and their ability to establish and repair relationships.
  • Equipping students to becoming informed and involved citizens.

Along with a toolbox of strategies for addressing 33 essential competencies, you'll find real-life examples highlighting the many opportunities for social and emotional learning within the K–12 academic curriculum.


Amazon Link to Purchase Book: CLICK HERE *Participants must purchase their own text.

Option #2 - Qualities of Effective Teachers, 3rd Edition (2018)

Book Study Facilitator: Bess Standley, Veteran Educator & MRESC Book Study Faciiltator

Syllabus/Agenda: CLICK HERE TO VIEW


Overview of Book: Every teacher seeks to be an effective teacher. Every teacher wants to have a positive, remarkable, and lasting influence on students' lives. Using James H. Stronge updated text as a guide, this book study will explore the following characteristics of teacher effectiveness:


  • Professional knowledge
  • Instructional planning
  • Instructional delivery
  • Assessment
  • Learning environment
  • Professionalism

The text also examines characteristics of effective teachers of at-risk students and high-ability students. To bridge the gap between research and practice, Stronge includes checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance as well as red flags that indicate that teachers may not be reaching their full potential in the classroom.


  • It offers research-based advice for teachers who wish to improve their own performance, as well guidance for teacher leaders and supervisors, school administrators and department heads, staff development specialists, teacher and administrator educators, human resource specialists, and education policymakers and their staffs.


Anyone who has a vested interest in students and their success can gain valuable insight and practical tools to ensure positive outcomes for all students.


Amazon Link to Purchase Book: CLICK HERE *Participants must purchase their own text.

Costs / Registration Fees:


  • $50 per book study/per person - Shelby, Logan, Hardin, Madison, and Champaign County Districts.

  • $75 per book study/per person - Districts and agencies not listed above.


Reminder: Each participant is responsible for purchasing their own copy of the book study text(s). A copy of the book IS NOT included in the registration fee. To aid in your procurement of the text, a link to Amazon's book store is highlighted in the "About the Book" section located above.

ATTENTION TO DETAILS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Monday, June 10th, 8am to Friday, Aug. 2nd, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

What technology will I need to participate? Google Classroom - Click here for technology requirements.


When will I receive my Google Classroom access code? Approximately one (1) week prior to the start of the book study you will receive a Google Classroom invitation email. This email will include a Google Classroom “Course Code” that you will use to join the class at classroom.google.com.


Reminder - Purchase Your Own Book: Each participant is responsible for purchasing their own copy of the book study text(s). A copy of the book IS NOT included in the registration fee. To aid in your procurement of the text, a link to Amazon's book store is highlighted in the "About the Book" section located above.


Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by May 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

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