The OWL Book Study Group

Facilitated by Jennifer Freedman


The OWL Book Study Group is designed to present opportunities for educators across our districts to read professional books and engage in conversations about them.


Teaching can be a very isolating activity unless we make concerted efforts to connect, converse, and collaborate with our colleagues. Our new Book Study Group will provide such opportunities.


An OWL Book Study group will consist of a minimum of 5 and maximum of 20 participants.

Each participant must

  • obtain a copy of the book

  • read the book in increments

  • attend five one hour meetings over the course of the study, which will span about 10 weeks

  • engage in discussion guided by the facilitator (Jen Freedman)

  • create and submit an action plan that will show how he/she will use some aspect of the book to initiate an action or strategy in their classroom or building

  • fill out an evaluation form to provide feedback to the Center and the facilitator


Three OWL Book Studies will be offered. One in the Fall, Winter and Spring for 5 CTLE hours each.

All consortium districts are invited.

Each of the 3 Book Studies carries a participant fee of $15.

Participants who complete all three studies will earn one inservice credit, or 15 CTLE hours.

All book study meetings will be held remotely.

If a meeting is missed, there will be a Choice Board of activities from which to choose for a make-up assignment.

If more than one meeting is missed, CTLE hours will be denied for that Book Study.


The books that have been selected for these studies are:


1. FALL: Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak Meeting Dates: October 13, 27, November 10 and December 1, 15, 2022

Time 7:00 - 8:00 PM


2. WINTER: What School Could Be by Ted Dintersmith

Meeting Dates: January 12, 26- February 9 - March 2, 9


3. SPRING: Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons by Liz Kolb

Meeting Dates April 13, 27 May 11, 25 June 1


TO REGISTER FOR ONE TWO OR ALL THREE

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TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR ECHECK

PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR COURSE IN THE DROPDOWN MENU

*Please note that there is a 3.95% service fee charged by the credit company for all charges and echecks. This fee is non-refundable. OWL does not receive any portion of this surcharge.