Book Study

Looking for CEU's, certificate hours or a flexible way to sustain ongoing professional development and growth? Have we got a deal for you! Join our on-line, interactive book study opportunities created for busy professionals like you. Earn recertification credit for teachers, DHS licensure credit for SLPs/SLPA's or approved credit from ASHA, NASP and other professional organizations. 

Prior Book Study Selections 

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How Does a Book Study Work?

Our book study uses the online platform Edmodo. You are expected to read a book and at the end of each chapter, you will log into Edmodo for your assignment. Each assignment has 3-5 questions that you will need to answer. You can work at your own pace, however, all of your responses must be completed by the end of the stated course period. 

2018 Spectacular Spring Book Study

Timeline: Registration and Payment is due by January 19, 2018. Starting on January 22, you will receive information on getting started. The book study must be completed by midnight on May 30, 2018.

Cost:  $45 per book study and you must have access to the book. The books are available online or from the publisher.

Registration: Download registration form.

Credit: All three books are approved 20 hours of ADE recertification credit. Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents and Uniquely Human are approved for 20 hours of DHS licensure credit for SLP/SLPAs.

Getting Started: On January 22, you will receive a Welcome email and be invited to join the book study group on Edmodo. You will receive information on how to navigate the system and timeline for completion. You can always get started earlier by ordering and reading the book.

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom 

by Kristin Souers with Pete Hall

51WfgLDWtQL__SX332_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgOne out of three children in the United States will experience at least one traumatic event by age 16. These experiences frequently elicit a traumatic stress response, which can impact students’ learning, behavior, formation of relationships, and accomplishment of developmental tasks. This book will help your cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for student across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

This book study will help you: 

  • Understand what trauma is and how it hinders learning
  • Build strong relationships and create a safe space for students to learn at high levels
  • Adopt a strength-based approach to viewing and responding to student behaviors
  • Head-off frustration with essential self-care techniques that help you and your students flourish. 
Pending DHS Licensure approval Approved for DHS Credit


The Autistic Brain Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed

By Temple Grandin

51HUxxbx9XL__SX330_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgTemple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism. 

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions. The Autistic Brain brings Grandin’s singular perspective into the heart of the autism revolution.

Pending DHS Licensure approval

Beyond Co-Teaching Basics: A Data-Driven, No-Fail Model for Continuous Improvement

by Wendy Murawski and Wendy Lochner

51lDBEFPDlL__SX383_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgCollaborative teaching, or co-teaching, is a powerful way to support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. This book study introduces the author’s model that embraces personalized professional learning to help teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way. 

You will learn:
  • CTIME process and how it works
  • Co-teaching core competencies
  • Assessment of progress
  • Co-teaching action plans
  • Professional learning communities and schoolwide improvement
  • Co-teaching communities of practice and micro-teaching
  • Co-teaching facilitation, feedback, and reflection
Offering a practical approach to achieving mastery of the co-teaching core competencies, this book provides dozens of strategies and resources.


East Valley Chapter Bookstudy

by R J Palacio  

51nQKQZWR-L__SX337_BO1_204_203_200_.jpgWonder is a rare gem of a novel - beautifully written and populated by characters who linger in your memory and heart. August Pullman is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience--something we learn about first-hand through the narratives of those who orbit his world. August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. 

Registration: Feb.25 - Mar.10, 2018 - Click Here for details, cost and online payment.


 Recommended Reading - Prior Book Study Selections

2017 Fall
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (2nd edition) by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom By Geoff Colvin
  • Uniquely Human: A Difference Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant
2017 Summer
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald Rapee
  • Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns by Geoffrey Colvin and Martin R. Sheehan

2017 Spring

  • Uniquely Human: A Difference Way of Seeing Autism by Barry Prizant
  • Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction by Marcia K. Henry Ph.D. and Maryanne Wolf
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors in School: Research Based Strategies that Work by Kathleen Lynne Lane, Holly Mariah Menzies, Allison L. Bruhn, Mary Crnobori

2016 Fall 

  • Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom by Geoff Colvin and Terry Scott 
  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me by Michele Garcia Winner
  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

2016 Spring

  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • UDL NOW! A Teacher's Monday Morning Guide to Implementing the Common Core Standards Using Universal Design for Learning by Katie Novak

2015 Fall

  • Friendship 101:  Helping Students Build Social Competence by Juliet E Hart Barnett & Kelly J Whalon
  • Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom by Geoff Colvin

2013 Spring

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me  by Michele Garcia Winner

2012 Fall

  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me  by Michele Garcia Winner