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Join educators from all over the state in the online Fall 2023 IRC Book Club!  Choose one, two, or all three books!

Read, reflect on, and respond to Teaching Fiercely:  Spreading Joy and Justice in Our Schools by Kass Minor and/or The Final Strife:  A Novel by Saara El-Arifi and/or Bilingualism and Bilingual Education:  Conceptos Fundamentales by David Schwarzer, Mary Petron, and Clarena Larrotta.  

Beginning October 22, these seven-week online discussions will revolutionize the way you negotiate the realities of childhood education and/or you can explore the first book of a visionary fantasy YA trilogy that will offer ways to model book clubs with your students as you prepare plans with other books of your choosing. With Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, a book with text written in both English and Spanish simultaneously, the underlaying understanding is that ALL your language resources are welcome when it comes to discussing your ideas, understandings, and aha moments. We will be encouraging participants to feel comfortable using their best language assets and language as they use their bilingualism on a daily basis in social and academic settings.  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, 2023, 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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