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Join educators from all over the state in the online Fall 2024 IRC Book Club!  Choose one, two, or all three books!

Read, reflect on, and respond to The Playful Classroom: The Power of Play for All Ages by Jed Dearybury and Julie P. Jones and/or Get Free: Antibias Literacy Instruction for Stronger Readers, Writers, and Thinkers by Tricia Ebarvia and/or Translanguaging for Emergent Bilinguals: Inclusive Teaching in the Linguistically Diverse Classroom by Danling Fu, Xenia Hadjioannou, and Xiaodi Zhou.  

Beginning October 20, educators will participate in online discussions for the next seven-weeks.  With The Playful Classroom, participants will learn how and why they should bring play into the classroom to make learning meaningful, relevant, and fun. With Get Free, participants will explore a framework that can help implement transformative and anti-bias literacy instruction where students better understand themselves, others, and the world. With Translanguaging for Emergent Bilinguals, participants  will examine the development, evolution, and current realities of educating emergent bilinguals and where the future of emergent bilingual education lies in an inclusive translanguaging pedagogy.

 Participants who complete all assignments will be eligible to receive 15 PD clock hours for each book club.  Required for participation:

  • Gmail address (free at  The Book Club uses Google Classroom, which does not work with Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, etc.  
  • Texts:  Books can be purchased from the bookseller of your choice.

 Register by October 15, 2024, to participate in the book club.  Registration is FREE for IRC Members.  The cost for non-members is $50, which includes IRC membership for one year.   PLEASE NOTE:  The cost of book is not included.



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