Online book studies.

Welcome! This course, focused on the book Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment, addresses the design and implementation of authentic performance tasks and projects. Throughout the course, you'll learn about many practical tools to help you integrate these learning and assessment strategies into the fabric of your classroom. 

As a participant in this 6-hour course, you will explore a five- part model of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and the tools needed to integrate the strategies into everyday content and the hows and whys of:
*Building students' sense of identity and how to overcome challenges and influence the world around them.
*Help students identify with critical decision making and problem solving skills.
*Helping students identify, describe and regulate their emotional responses.
*Fostering students' social skills and ability to establish and repair relationships.
*Equipping students to be informed and involved students.

After completion of the course, your school will have the opportunity for informed discussion and knowledge to develop a school plan for implementation of SEL.

The facilitators for this course are Candie Sellers and April Spencer.  If you have any questions please contact: or  After completion of this course, please email to confirm your course work is finished.   After course work is reviewed and checked, a certificate for 20 contact hours will be emailed to you.

Online book study using the book titled: Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms

for Changing Times by Eric Sheninger ( Second Edition). This book will help

administrators embrace innovation, technology, and flexibility to create a learning

culture that provides students with 21 st century competencies. The pillars of

digital leadership will be examined and administrators will develop a plan to

transform teaching, learning, and their leadership to meet the needs of educators

in the digital age. 

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

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.