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SETC Book Studies

Those who register in Washington state may be eligible for 1 free book per book study. More information on free books will be available in September

Design and Deliver:  Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning 

By Loui Lord Nelson  

  • Dates:  2/01, 2/15, 2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 4/18, 2024
  • Times: 4:00-5:00 
  • Book Cost:  $31.49 Kindle/ 28.97 Paperback Amazon Link

The first 45 to register will receive a free book. SETC will send out a
free book survey by the first week of January 2024. Register here

Description 
Design and Deliver Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning is a book that explores the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it can be applied in planning and delivering effective instruction in various educational settings. The book provides a comprehensive overview of UDL and its principles, and offers practical guidance on how to implement UDL in curriculum planning, lesson design, and instructional delivery. The book is an invaluable resource for educators who are committed to creating inclusive learning environments that meet the diverse needs of all learners.  Join educators and specialists to dive into this excellent guide to practically implementing UDL.  

Inclusive 365: Ed Tech Strategies for Every Day of the Year
 

by Christopher Bugaj, Karen Janowski,
Mike Marotta, Beth Poss.
 

  • Dates:  2/08, 2/22, 3/07, 3/21, 4/11
  • Times: 4:00-4:45 
  • Book Cost:  $23.15  Amazon Link  


The first 45 to register will receive a free book. SETC will send out a

free book survey by the first week of January 2024. Register here

Description 
“This engaging book includes daily strategies accompanied by examples of tools that can be implemented immediately to design meaningful instruction. Topics covered include role-playing games for social-emotional learning, building literacy through captioned video, coding to teach early literacy, text-to-speech for math and reading, and much more!
Educators across the world are working to design individualized instruction that empowers every student to become experts at learning. Technology and instructional interventions designed to support students with disabilities often eventually become mainstream and used by the masses. These practices provide a pathway for designing inclusive, equitable and accessible educational experiences that meet the needs of every individual learner.
The heart of the book is the shift in mindset that occurs by exploring a different practical, inclusive strategy each day and infusing these strategies into everyday practice.”

We are calling these book study sessions “Inclusive Chatters.” These sessions are a time for educators to come together to talk and collaborate around tech ideas to support inclusive learning. Facilitators will provide guiding questions to encourage participants to share their favorite parts of the book as well as strategies they plan to apply from the book.

Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write

By Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver

  • Dates: Sep 26th, Oct 24th, Nov 28th , Dec 12th, Jan 30th, Feb 28th, March 26th, April 20th, May 28th 
  • Time:  4:30-5:30 
  • Cost:  28.99 Kindle/34.99 Paperback Amazon Link

 

Join us as we embark on our Literacy for All journey.  We will be diving into the groundbreaking book Comprehensive Literacy for All written by Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver (2020).  The book is divided into four sections:  Core Understandings, Building a Foundation for Literacy, Learning to Read and Write, and Implementation 

Rather than go through the book in chronological order, we will tackle this book from a skill teaching perspective to support teachers in meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners. In this year-long book study, we will be starting with setting our core understanding and then discussing the implementation and lesson plans. Then we dive deep into teaching literacy skills focusing on vocabulary work sets the stage for phonological, word work, and reading comprehension. We will be providing resource and lesson plan templates to assist all our Book Study participants in being able to create their own CLFA lessons. This may be a bit unconventional, but our hope is that the teacher and therapist will be able to walk away from each of our 45-minute sessions with resources and practical tips to use in the classroom the very next day.  So join us on our journey as we take the road less traveled and mix it up!

Unlearning: Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL 

by Allison Posey and Katie Novak  

  • Asynchronous Book Study
  • Cost:  9.99 Kindle/9.99 Paperback/Free Audio Book

Amazon Link

Unlearning: Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL is a groundbreaking book that challenges traditional notions of education and provides practical strategies for creating inclusive and effective learning environments. Using the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Posey and Novak guide educators through the process of unlearning old beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning, and replacing them with new, more flexible and diverse approaches. With step-by-step guidance on designing and delivering lessons that meet the needs of all learners, as well as practical tips for building relationships with students and engaging families, this book is an essential resource for educators at all levels who are committed to creating more inclusive and equitable classrooms. 

Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum  

By Nicole Eredics 

  • Dates: Nov 1st, 15th, 29th and Dec 13th, 2023 
  • Time:  4:00-4:45 pm 
  • Cost:  21.99 Kindle/ 26.72 Paperback 

“Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum” by Nicole Eredics is a book that provides practical guidance and strategies for modifying curriculum to meet the diverse needs of all students, including those with disabilities. The book emphasizes the importance of inclusive education and provides teachers with a step-by-step guide for creating a classroom environment that supports the learning needs of all students. As we discuss this book we will learn how to adapt lesson plans, use technology to support learning, promote positive behavior, and create effective individualized education plans (IEPs). The book is filled with real-life examples and practical tips that can be easily implemented in the classroom.  Join us for this book study to learn how to design inclusive learning experience for your students. 

Universal Design Daily: 365 Ways to Teach, Support, & Challenge All Learners

By Dr. Paula Kluth, PhD

Coming Fall 2024

FREE books will be provided by Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession for Washington State educators while supplies last! Universal Design Daily gives practical ideas on how to incorporate inclusive strategies and tools into the classroom. Educators will gather to discuss and explore tips from the book and share ideas from their own experiences with students. Together, with your expertise and excitement, we will be putting the ideas into practice.