ESD 113 ETSC Prof Development

Online Book Studies. Spring & Summer Offerings!

Spring 2013 - Register Now - 10 to 20 Clock Hours Available! 5/1 - 6/30.

Online Book Studies

An Opportunity to get clock hours by June 30th.


Book Studies offering 10 Clock Hours: $65 each.

Book Studies offering 20 Clock Hours: $75 each.

Instructor: Nicole Swenson

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Brain Rules, John Medina

Join us for a lively online interaction that will comprise of 10 hours in this book study. You will write, think about, and participate in online discussion forums as well as at least one GoToMeeting discussion about this easy to read and informational book.


Some of Dr. Medina's most exciting research and commentary center around the 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. You will discover how:


  • exercise improves cognition
  • every brain is wired differently
  • we are designed never to stop learning and exploring
  • memories are volatile and susceptible to corruption
  • sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn
  • vision trumps all of the other senses
  • stress changes the way we learn


Session ID # 46035.

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Leading for Instructional Improvement, Stephen Fink & Anneke Markholt

Join us for 20 hours of writing, thinking, and discussing quality teaching in an online environment with colleagues from across our geographical region.


You will learn how teacher and district leaders can cultivate the expertise of teachers for students' benefits. You will:



Session ID # 46037.

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Enhancing Professional Practice, Charlotte Danielson

Learn in 20 hours along with colleagues in an electronic environment online about Charlotte Danielson's, Framework for Teaching.


Learn about a framework that could serve as a foundation for your school district's recruitment and hiring, mentoring, coaching, and professional development approaches.


Learn how this professional practice framework can assist in the teacher evaluation process:

  • about actions teachers can take to improve student learning,
  • about the four domains of teaching responsibility,
  • that within the four domains are twenty-two components and elements that further refine our understanding of what teaching is.


Session ID # 46033.

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The Art and Science of Teaching, Robert J. Marzano

Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. He articulates his framework in the form of 10 questions that represent a logical planning sequence for successful instructional design. For classroom lessons to be truly effective, educators must examine every component of the teaching process with equal resolve. Filled with charts, rubrics, and organizers, this methodical, user-friendly guide will help teachers examine and develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve that dynamic fusion of art and science that results in exceptional teaching and outstanding student achievement.


Session ID # 46036.

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Catching Up or Leading the Way, Yong Zhao

Join us for a lively online interaction that will comprise of 15 hours in this book study. You will write, think about, and participate in online discussion forums as well as at least one GoToMeeting discussion about this easy to read and information book.


Some of Dr. Zhao's most exciting research and commentary center around the following:


  • you will learn what's right with American education.
  • why much of the criticism of schools in the United States has been misleading & misinformed,
  • why China & other nations in Asia are reforming their systems to be more like their American counterparts,
  • how the virtual world is transforming to economic, social & educational horizons for all of our students,
  • what skills constitute digital competence and global competence,
  • what schools can & must do to meet the challenges & opportunities brought about by globalization & technology.


Session ID # 46032.

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Coming this Summer 2013!

The One World School House (Education Reimagined)

By Salman Khan, Founder of the The Khan Academy.

10 Clock hours.

How to Be an Effective Teacher, The First Days of School

By Harry K. Wong & Rosemary T. Wong. (Book Included)

10 clock hours.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning

Your Field Guide to read-World Projects in the Digital Age by Suzie Boss,& Jane Krauss

10 clock hours.

EcoLiterate, How Educators are Cultivating Emotional, Social, & Ecological Intelligence

By Daniel Goleman.

10 clock hours available.

Helping you understand and meet the CCSS!

Learn how to integrate book study ideas and strategies into your practice as students work to meet the CCSS standards for Math, ELA & Technology.

Educational Service District 113


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Editor: Jeri Plews, ESD 113 Media & Technology Instructor

etsc@esd113.org