2013 Fall Book Club

41V8V7Sem-L Following up a very engaging and fruitful 2013 Summer Book Club where the focus was on Collins and Halverson’s Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology. The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America the CETL is pleased to announce the 2013 Fall Book Club. The Fall Book Club will showcase Kathleen F. Gabriel’s Teaching Unprepared Students. Amazon.com’s description describes the book as follows:

“As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of postsecondary education—not just more students with learning disabilities (whose numbers have more than tripled), but students (with and without special admission status) who are academically at-risk because of inadequate reading, writing and study skills.

This book provides professors and their graduate teaching assistants—those at the front line of interactions with students—with techniques and approaches they can use in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can successfully complete their studies.

The author shares proven practices that will not only engage all students in a class, but also create the conditions—while maintaining high standards and high expectations—to enable at-risk and under-prepared students to develop academically and graduate with good grades. The author also explains how to work effectively with academic support units on campus.”

Book Club Requirements
All participants will receive a copy of the book. Every other week, the group will meet face-to-face or via Google Hangout to discuss assigned chapters. One participant will serve as a discussion leader by bringing discussion points/topics as well as supplemental materials such as links to videos, articles, or anything that is relevant to discussion (and that relates to the week’s readings). All participants are invited to blog about the readings of the week. In addition, every week a post that shares what was discussed at the meetings will be featured in the CETL Blog. If you are interested in joining us for the reading and discussion of this book, please use the form below. The schedule and meeting times will be published here soon.

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