Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/29/2020 - 7/26/2020
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 35 of 37
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/22/2021 - 4/25/2021
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 5 of 30

About the Course

This course is a book study of Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp's book, Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids. Miller is considered The Book Whisperer and has devoted her career to engaging students with books and helpign them fall in love with reading. This is her third book with a bit of a new approach. "Through their own classroom experiences and those of experts in the field, Miller and Sharp provide stakeholders with tools and techniques to dramatically increase children's access to-- and life-changing engagement with-- books." Miller was a secondary teacher while Sharp is an elementary teacher. This book study will be beneficial for all teachers at any level.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate current practices related to book access for children.
  • Identify tools to help children gain more access to books.
  • Identify culturally relevant books and how to increase access for children.
  • Evaluate the books in libraries and classrooms.
  • Plan for implementation of increasing access to book for all children.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): English Language Arts English Language Learning Reading,Writing,Communicating

Facilitator

Jeremiah Moore

Jeremiah Moore is a second grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary who teaches students in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  Jeremiah has been in the classroom for seven years and has come to realize that all educators have something to offer each other.  Jeremiah knows well-developed professional development is something that is evidence-based and easily applicable in the classroom.  Jeremiah knows education is the foundation of society, and the job of educators is to influence generations.  Jeremiah has presented at the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Conference for two years on developing and sustaining an affective reading workshop model.

Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Teaching) and a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy, both from the University of Northern Colorado.


Reviews

Leah Chamberlain
This was an engaging and thought-provoking class that has left me with so many ideas! As a school librarian, reading this book was incredibly valuable, but it wasn't until I took the class that I began to see all the ways I could implement the practices. The format of the class allowed for so much discussion which helped expand my thinking and built a great learning community. The work pace was well thought out and manageable, and I enjoyed every project and assignment. Feedback was timely, enthusiastic, and encouraging. I strongly recommend this class--it will change the way you think about reading!
Monica Peeler
This thought-provoking and valuable book study definitely lives up to the title, Game Changer. When you finish this study you will be invigorated and motivated to make necessary changes not only in your classroom but also in your building. Jeremiah is an excellent facilitator and makes the course and content meaningful and useful.
Maura Rhodes
This is a wonderful class that reminds us why we are teaching and puts READING first. I highly recommend no matter what grade you are teaching. Pass the book onto others, but especially administrators!

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