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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

The Mentor’s Guide Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships 

By Lois J. Zachary & Lisa Z. Fain

Tuesdays in May 12:00-1:00PM

FREE books will be provided by Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession for Washington State educators while supplies last!

The Mentor’s Guide offers practical tools for facilitating mentoring experiences. This book explores the critical process of mentoring in educational, nonprofit, corporate and government environments. Managers, teachers and leaders in any setting will benefit from these practical tools for facilitating the mentoring experience from beginning to end.  Join seasoned leaders in the field of education, and assistive technology to learn indispensable tools to navigate your learning and mentoring journey. 

Registration Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom

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 

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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!

Registration Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom

Unlearning: Changing Your Beliefs and Your Classroom with UDL 

by Allison Posey and Katie Novak  

  • Dates: Oct 5th, Oct 19th, Nov 2nd, Nov 16th  2023
  • Time:  4:00-4:50 
  • Cost:  9.99 Kindle/9.99 Paperback/Free Audio Book

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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. 

Registration Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom

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 

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“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.  

Registration Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom

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 
  • Cost:  $31.49 Kindle/ 28.97 Paperback 

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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.  

I See You In There 

By Brenda Robertson Del Monte

Tuesdays in February & March 12:00-1:00PM

FREE books will be provided by Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession for Washington State educators while supplies last!

I See You In There is a collection of the author’s personal stories of connecting with people over the last 23 years of her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  She shares her experiences with children and adults with disabilities, as well as parents, and what she has learned about human connection from these experiences.   While this book shares strategies and tools throughout, the focus is on people and meaningful human connection, which drives the author’s daily life.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss technology tools and strategies in the book, as well as reflect on their own experiences of how human connection plays a foundational role in life and work.

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

By Dr. Paula Kluth, PhD 

Monday evenings in March 7:00-7:30PM

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.