Professional Growth in SUHSD
Continuing your own growth one learning event at a time
Teacher Leadership Book Study 2018-19
Teaching & Learning
Culture & Equity
Self-Care and Resilience
Within each theme we will offer a selection of four books. Teachers who would like to participate will sign up by selecting the book they would like to read and the night they will attend the discussion. The first hour of each book study will be same-book discussions, meaning that people will group up for a discussion based on reading the same book. The second hour of each book study will be cross-book discussions so that we can talk about the book study theme and how each book contributed ideas towards that theme and how those ideas can impact teaching and learning at the classroom, school, and district level.
Please see below for the book selections and the RSVP link.
Teaching & Learning - October 16 and 17
Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools: A Guide for School and Classroom Leaders by by Joseph Johnson (Author), Cynthia Uline (Contributor), Lynne Perez (Contributor)
Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess
Social Leadia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership by Jennifer Casa-Todd
Scaffolding the Academic Success of Adolescent English Language Learners: A Pedagogy of Promise By Aida Walqui, Leo Van Lier
Culture & Equity - January 23 and 24
Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes by Jimmy Casas
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood by Chris Emdin
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain : Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond
Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student by Pedro Noguera
Teacher Self-Care and Resilience - February 26 and 27
Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom by Dan Tricarico
Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar
The Path to Serendipity: Discover the Gifts Along Life's Journey by Allison Apsey
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott
Social-Emotional Learning - April 10 and 11
Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why by Paul Tough
Empty the Cup… Before You Fill It Up: Relationship-Building Activities to Promote Effective Learning Environments by Ernie Mendes
Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath
To sign up for the book studies, click here. You will have the opportunity to select the books you want to read and the nights you want to attend the discussion meetings.
SUHSD Learns- A Blog & a Twitter chat!
If you haven't yet read any SUHSD Learns post, consider starting with Dr. Janney's message on Day 1 from the beginning of the blog in 2016.
We continue to look for writers for the blog. If you, your students, and/or your colleagues are interested, please let us know here. A blog can include pictures, videos, or a narrative (approximately 250 words long). An entry can be written by a single individual or a group. For any student submission or student pictures, we need to ensure we have a media release form on file for each student. Feel free to share the SUHSD Learns blog with students, staff, parents, and community members. This is our learning community!
In addition to our district blog, we host a monthly Twitter chat using our hashtag #suhsdlearns. This year, we will chat on the second Wednesday of the month, the same day we wear our Putting Students First shirts. Join us in this online conversation about our work each month. If you are interested in facilitating one of the chats, contact Dr. Amy Illingworth (@AmyLIllingworth).
Please visit our website for more information throughout the year: http://professionalgrowth.sweetwaterschools.org/