TeachersFirst Book Study

Making the Move with Ed Tech

Professional book studies can be an important addition to an educator's professional development plans. In our book studies, a group of educators gather together to engage in virtual professional learning conversations to share knowledge around a specific topic.

Join us as we study research based instructional strategies that foster purposeful technology implementation in the classroom. We'll look at best practices and learn when and how to deploy them to get maximal effect in the classroom.

Together we will read and discuss Making the Move with Ed Tech and determine how reading the book will influence our professional practice

Making the Move Book Cover

Deadline to apply is June 15th.

About Our Book Study

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Our book study focuses on technology implementation strategies. Guided by the ISTE Standards, our goal is to help participants forge a better understanding of how to use technology to improve student learning. Throughout the study you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore pedagogical approaches made possible through the use of technology.
  • Identify, explore, evaluate, and curate digital resources and tools.
  • Design authentic learning activities that facilitate active, deep learning.
  • Learn about alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency.

How the Book Study Works

Book Study participants have the opportunity to earn PDUs through their active participation.

  1. Apply Now. The application deadline is June 15, 2024 , so apply ASAP! You must live in the United States to participate.
  2. Attend our required orientation meeting and an optional Microsoft Teams orientation meeting.
  3. Each week, you'll be assigned a reading passage, a knowledge construction/application activity, and a topic for discussion. You'll engage in virtual discussion with others in the book study.

At the conclusion of the book study, if you have actively participated in discussions, followed the rubric, and attended the two required live sessions, you will receive a certificate of completion and reimbursement for the price of the eBook.


June 15, 2024: Book study application deadline.

July 1, 2024: Optional Getting Started with Microsoft Teams session.

July 8, 2024: Book study Kick off meeting (6PM EDT)

August 12, 2024: Book Study Closing webinar (6PM EDT)

August 16, 2024: Formal discussions conclude.

August 31, 2024: All discussion and application assignments due.

** $30 Reimbursement for the text on successful completion of the study.

PDU Information:

  • 18 hours for attending meetings, reading, and discussion (required)
  • 24 hours available for completion of additional written reflection and application activities (optional)