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Join Us for the 2022 Fall Book Study

These on-line interactive book studies are a great way to earn 20 hours of professional development credit!


Join us for the 2023 Spring Book Study


These on-line interactive book studies are a great way to earn 20 hours of professional development credit!

How Does a Book Study Work?

On-line interactive book studies are a great way to earn professional development credit! Each assignment has 3-5 questions that you will need to answer. You can work at your own pace, all of your responses must be completed by the end of the stated course period. Links and instructions will be emailed prior to the start date. 

You can register for any or all of these book studies! For each book completed, you will earn 20 hours of professional development credit that can be used for professional development hours (CEUs), ADE recertification credit or for DHS licensure credit for speech/language professionals.

Cost and Registration

Cost: $45 for each online book study. You are responsible for acquiring the book from any vendor you choose. 

  • Registration ends on February 2, 2020. 
  • Book study starts on February 6.
  • Book study must be completed by June 5, 2023 to earn a certificate/credit.







Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe and Jo Egerton


Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively.


Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls on the autism spectrum, this much-needed text will provide parents, teachers and other professionals with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls more effectively.








by Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod


Challenging behavior is one of the most significant issues educators face. Though it may seem radical to use words like love, compassion, and heart when we talk about behavior and discipline, the compassionate and heartfelt words, actions, and strategies teachers employ in the classroom directly shape who students are—and who they will become. But how can teaching from the heart translate into effective supports and practices for students who exhibit challenging behavior?


This book details how teachers can shift from a "behavior management" mindset (that punishes students for "bad" behavior or rewards students for "good" or "compliant" behavior) to an approach that supports all students—even the most challenging ones—with kindness, creativity, acceptance, and love.








by Jane A. G. Kise and Ann Holm


It's time to make your mental bandwidth work for you. Being an educator is more stressful than ever, and teachers and administrators must constantly shift gears. The first step is to understand how much stress is weighing on your own mental bandwidth.


This book combines the latest neuroscience research with the authors own extensive experience working with educators to bring the most effective strategies and habits that help you manage your mental bandwidth and prioritize drains on mental energy. When you can establish good habits, focus on what's possible within your locus of control, and balance priorities, you can improve your educator bandwidth and feel more engaged, centered, and effective in your work.








by Zaretta L. Hammond


The achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning

  Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.










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