August 18, 2018

#11707 Free the Teachers Online Book Study

Teachers, please join us for an Online Book Study. We will read and discuss the book, Free the Teachers: A Guide to Joyful Teaching and Learning, by local author and educator, Dr. Dave Markward. Work with colleagues as you recapture the joy and excitement of why you became a teacher in the first place!  The initial kick-off meeting is on ???? from ???? at the RIROE Office.

This 12-week book study will use an online forum. Participants will be responsible for reading required assignments, responding to bi-weekly discussion postings, and responding to at least 3 other participants’ responses during each discussion. Further guidelines for this book study and how to effectively engage in the forum will be discussed during the initial meeting. Your commitment to complete all requirements is necessary to receive full credit.

Book: Free the Teachers: A Guide to Joyful Teaching and Learning by Dave Markward, Ed. D.

Endorsements for Free the Teachers:

Dave Markward provides fresh insights to pervasive and destructive school ‘reforms’ that rob today’s classrooms of the joy and excitement that is learning. Delivered in a freewheeling and storytelling style, Free the Teachers is a true delight and a must read for all educators.”
– Mike Schroeder, Professor of Teacher Education, Augustana College

“In a era filled with constantly shifting educational practices, Free the Teachers offers important insight for any educator and imparts the love for our field that only someone as experienced as Dave can express.”
– Matt DeBaene, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Moline Public Schools.

**The book will be included in your fee.

Date:  Sept 18, 2018 face-to-face
Time:  4:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost:  $175.00
PD Hours 13
Location:  ROE and Online
Audience:  All teachers and administrators
Presenters:  Dr. David Markward & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  9/11/2018