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

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.