While everyone else spends their summer having fun and “chilling,” a true Teacher Nerd sees the summer for what it really is: An opportunity to LEARN MORE!!
With that in mind, I’m thrilled to announce two major learning opportunities I will host for teachers this summer. They are both going to be held completely online, so you never have to leave your hammock!
2016 Summer Book Study
My book pick for this summer is Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. I’m so excited about the possible long-term effects of having lots of teachers read this book–it could change the lives of so many girls. For anyone interested in culturally responsive teaching, this book is a must-read.
Update: My review of Pushout, along with my interview with author Monique Morris, is published! Read it here.
JumpStart: A Technology Mini-Course for Teachers
If you know your tech skills could use a boost, but you’re not sure how to do it, JumpStart would be the perfect way to start. It’s a hands-on, project-based, 10-module course I created to accompany my book, The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Normally, the course is entirely self-paced, but for the month of July, I’m offering teachers the opportunity to go through the modules as a group.
I’ll be setting up a private Facebook group where I will set deadlines for the course assignments and hold weekly Q&A sessions to help you navigate the modules. You’ll also have the support of your classmates and be able to see their finished products. Aaannnnd…I will also add in a couple of fun bonus tech challenges that aren’t included in the course to take your skills up a few extra notches!
The JumpStart group is now closed. I’m so sorry if you missed the deadline! If all goes well this summer, I will be repeating the group next year! Join my mailing list and you’ll be notified next year if we do it again!