Online book studies.

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom

Online book study for Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Written by: Katie Muhtaris and Krisnten Ziemke. 

This book will introduce you to technological tools and the power of using the tools in your classroom. You will discover how to help students become effective digital readers and thinkers. This book will serve as a great resource for showing students what they can do in the ever changing digital world. Participants will complete the book and respond to questions after each chapter. The final step will be to develop a digital lesson integrating the NC Digital Competences for Educator and sharing the plan with the other participants.

 If you have questions contact Candie Sellers at or 828.774.5681, ext. 26.  Contact Hours: 20

Online Book Study: Thinking About Grading and Assessing in a New Way March 2019

In preparation for Rick Wormeli coming to Asheville on June 24, 2019, this online course will spark your thinking about grading and assessing.  Follow us with a six-week online course starting March 4- April 12.  This course is an overview of some of Rick Wormeli’s research and ideas about assessment and grading in the classroom.  Some of the topics will include: How to count homework, using zero in grading, averaging grades, what to do with redoes and retakes and how to give better feedback.  You will be reading articles and viewing videos and responding in writing to others in the course.  You will also be asked to think about how this could look in your classroom and share your experiences and accomplishments.  This course will be based on concepts from Mr. Wormeli’s book: Fair Isn’t Always Equal. There is no need to purchase the book.  This is worth 1 CEU.  If you have any questions, please contact April Spencer at or LaDonna Sluder at

Book Study of The Leader in Me

This course will be a book study of Stephen Covey's "The Leader in Me" which focuses on schools around the world that try to encourage leadership development in all students. This will be a self paced study with modules which must be completed and assignments including discussions.

Bringing Words to Life Book Study

We know that vocabulary is strongly connected with comprehension and academic success in general. In our Bringing Words to Life book study, we will focus on the research and best practices for teaching vocabulary in a meaningful way.  As we consider the concept of robust vocabulary instruction, we will explore how to choose words for study, introduce meanings, assess learning, and use the words in writing.