MassCUE Summer Reading August Book Club – Online

Featuring Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact A Lifetime
By Thomas C. Murray

SPECIAL OFFER: Register by June 8, 2020 at 5 pm to be eligible to win a complimentary copy of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact A Lifetime. Three winners will be notified via email on June 9, 2020, and the book will be mailed directly to the winner’s home!

Plan your summer reading now! Join this club of educators as, together, we explore the pages of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime, by Thomas C. Murray.  The book club will include a virtual meeting with the author.  

As an educator, you have the power to make a lasting impression on your students and the world by:

  • Making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic
  • Ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic
  • Developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships
  • Being personal and authentic 

In Personal & AuthenticThomas C. Murray reveals the power of designing awe-inspiring experiences that are grounded in relationships and learner-centered by design. 

Participants will be given the option to approach this offering as either a book study for 7.5 PDPs or a workshop for 15 PDPs.  The workshop component will involve development of a weekly product and exploration for the week. 

Barnes and Noble has generously offered a 25% discount to any educator who participates in the MassCUE Summer Book Study. The book will be sent directly to your home! To order please call Nathan Robbins at Barnes & Noble at 603-404-4373 with your credit card and address information during business hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm eastern.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

Course Details

Audience K-12 Educators, Administrators, Specialists
Level All levels 
Instructor Erin Foley
Dates August 5, 2020 – September 2, 2020
Earn Book Study: 7.5 PDPs Workshop: 15 PDPs  
Location Online Once per week virtual meetups (dates and times to be determined by group)
MassCUE Member Cost

Book Study: $75 Workshop: $150 

Non-Member Cost Book Study: $115 Workshop: $190 
Limit 20 Participants
Prerequisites Participants must have a copy of Personal and Authentic for the workshop. Barnes and Noble has generously offered a 25% discount to any educator who participates in the MassCUE Summer Book Study. The book will be sent directly to your home! To order please call Nathan Robbins at Barnes & Noble at 603-404-4373 with your credit card and address information.

Erin Foley

Erin Foley

Erin Foley is the Digital Literacy Specialist at Hanover Middle School in Hanover, MA, and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She has 13 years of experience as a classroom teacher with 10 of those years specifically in the field of instructional technology. Erin is a member of the Hanover Public Schools Technology Committee and believes that technology is a powerful tool in transforming the learning environment to meet the academic needs and interests of students. Erin has presented at conferences including the MassCUE 2019 Fall Conference and the MassCUE Datapalooza 2019. She was also named as a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator in 2016. 

 

 

Book Study Option: 

Each week, book club members will have the opportunity to read, reflect upon and discuss the text. 

  • Read assigned chapters for the week 
  • Use guided questions to reflect upon your reading 
  • Discuss your thoughts about the reading with group members  

Workshop Option 

  • Read assigned chapters for the week 
  • Use guided questions to reflect upon your reading 
  • Discuss your thoughts about the reading with group members 
  • Apply your reading and integrate your learning into an exploration assignment for the week. 

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

K-2.DTC.b.1:  Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains. K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others. 3-5.DTC.a.3 Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts. 3-5.DTC.b.1: Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources. 3-5.DTC.b.2: Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision. 6-8.DTC.a.3 Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact. 6-8.DTC.a.4: Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage). 6-8.DTC.b.1: Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources. 6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools. 9-12.DTC.a.1: Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation). 9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources. 

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MassCUE Summer Reading August Book Club Featuring Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact A Lifetime By Thomas C. Murray August 5, 2020 – September 2, 2020

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