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BOLD School
Book Study
Note: Books studies are available to RCAS employees only. 
Technology is awesome. Teachers are better. Blending new technologies into instruction is a non-negotiable if we are to help our students gain the skills they’ll need to thrive in careers. And so too is educators’ old school wisdom in planning intentional blended learning that works. Bold School is a book that restores teachers to their rightful place in effective instruction. Bold School thinkers embrace Blended pedagogies and Old school wis-dom. Blended learning is demystified and distilled into the powerful, yet simple Bold School Framework for Strategic Blended Learning™—a meth-odology to help you meld purposeful technology use with your old school wisdom to enhance instruction and learning. After all, the goal of blended learning isn’t technology—it’s student achievement. With a Bold School mindset, every teacher is capable of finally delivering on the promise of blended learning. Link to Amazon to purchase the book: https://www.amazon.com/Bold-School-Technologies-Blended-Learning/dp/1328016269/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=bold+school&qid=1566838614&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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Dates Dates: Course is online. Participants have from March 23 until May 29, 2020 to complete the requirements in Canvas (online learning system).
Credits Credits: 7.5 CEU/CE
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The Burnout Cure
Book Study
Note: Books studies are available to RCAS employees only.

How can you energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching? What specific, immediate actions can you take to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job?

Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your core passion for teaching.

Often lighthearted, yet thoroughly grounded in research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology, The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and for your students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that you can use on your own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care.”


Participants are responsible for obtaining a copy of the text. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Burnout-Cure-Learning-Teaching-Again-ebook/dp/B07PMB1H1C/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Burnout+Cure%3A+Learning+to+Love+Teaching+Again+by+Chase+Mielke&qid=1585017043&sr=8-1 


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Dates Dates: Course is online. Participants have from April 15-August 9, 2020 to complete the requirements in Canvas (online learning system).
Credits Credits: 7.5 CEU/CE
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THIS IS is Balanced Literacy
Book Study
Note: Books studies are available to RCAS employees only.
Are you wondering how to strike the right balance with all the components of Wonders Balanced Literacy? If you’re new to the approach or if you’re trying to connect the approach to our new curriculum, this book study will help participants explore and learn how to best implement the balanced literacy approach from leaders in the field, including Douglas Fisher, one of the authors of Wonders Balanced Literacy. This text will show you how to find the right mix of skills and knowledge, reading and writing, small- and whole-group instruction and direct and dialogic instruction so that all students can learn to their maximum potential. This course will be completed in Canvas for Spring 2020, with a face-to-face option during Summer 2020. Come and engage with colleagues across the district and build your understanding of Balanced Literacy! 

$31.29 from Amazon

$26.95 from Corwin


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Dates Dates: Course is online. Participants have from April 15-August 9, 2020 to complete the requirements in Canvas (online learning system).
Credits Credits: 7.5 CEU/CE
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EDUC 659
UPDATE:  DATE CHANGE TO JUNE 8 & 9.

In this course, participants will learn how to create artwork using encaustic techniques and how to integrate this into the art classroom. Encaustics can be defined as using a heated beeswax/resin mixture to create art. Participants will be expected to experiment with and create 4 to 6 pieces of encaustic artwork that incorporates the use of pigment, collage and etching. Exploration with encaustics is highly encouraged in this class.
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Starts Starts: 6/8/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Credits Credits: 15 CEU/CE, 1 Graduate Credit, and 1 Undergraduate
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EDUC 659
Learn practical strategies for building emotional resilience in and out of the classroom. Through course readings and asynchronous online discussion forums, participants will explore and discuss self-knowledge, understanding emotions, storytelling as empowerment, community building, mindfulness, self-care, perfectionism, brain training, compassion fatigue, self-forgiveness, self-learning, creativity for healing, creating change, and embracing gratitude. The course will incorporate human-centered design, which means we will listen/respond empathetically to each other's experiences. We value the "whole person" of each educator. Required Text: 'Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators' by Elena Agular (please obtain on your own)
THIS CLASS IS FULLY ONLINE
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Dates Dates: ONLINE COURSE start and end dates; June 11, 2020-August 9, 2020 Assignment Due Dates will be given by the instructor after registration is complete.
Credits Credits: 3 Graduate Credit, 3 Undergraduate, and 45 CEU/CE
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EDUC 659
Learn practical strategies for reducing job-related stress and guarding against teacher burnout. Participants will discuss sources of stress, learn about creating healthy boundaries, experiment with multiple self-care. The class will be centered around the book 'First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace and Success' by Dr. Jenny Rankin (TO BE PURCHASED ON YOUR OWN) The course will incorporate human-centered design, which means we will listen empathetically to each other's experiences. We value the "whole person" of each educator.
Please purchase the text locally or online for around $32.00
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Dates Dates: ONLINE COURSE start and end dates; June 11, 2020-August 4, 2020 Assignment Due Dates will be given by the instructor after registration is complete.
Credits Credits: 1 Graduate Credit, 1 Undergraduate, and 15 CEU/CE
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EDUC 659
During this workshop, we will read the book "Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading" by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. Participants will get the opportunity to study, discuss, and apply strategies that will help students read fiction with intention. Teaching students the anchor questions will help them make connections between the signposts that authors use and important literary concepts such as theme, plot, characterization, and foreshadowing. Participants will leave this workshop with ready-to-go lessons for the next school year. Required text: 'Notice and Note: strategies for Close Reading" by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst (Please obtain on your own) More
Starts Starts: 6/15/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 1 Graduate Credit, 1 Undergraduate, and 15 CEU/CE
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EDUC 659
During this workshop, we will read the book "Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies" by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. Participants will get the opportunity to study, discuss, and apply strategies that will help students read nonfiction with intention. Nonfiction is particularly difficult for many students. The nonfiction signposts and big questions help students analyze nonfiction texts and provide talking points for class discussions. Participants will leave this workshop with ready-to-go lessons for the next school year. Required Text: "Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note: Stances, Signposts and strategies" by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst (Please obtain on your own) More
Starts Starts: 6/22/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 1 Graduate Credit, 1 Undergraduate, and 15 CEU/CE
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EDUC 359/559
Educators will use nature journaling to incorporate English Language arts-focused activities to engage students in actively learning about our environment, natural resources and environmental science. *Instructor Fee waived*$25 material fee More
Starts Starts: 8/20/2020 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Credits Credits: 15 CEU/CE, 1 Graduate Credit, and 1 Undergraduate
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