Let’s Tame the Data Monster TOGETHER!!
I am so excited to get the Tame the Data Monster Book Clubs started and to hear from all of you with your questions and thoughts about the book. As I’ve said before, there is no one-size-fits-all data collection system and this book was designed specifically to help you develop ideas and strategies that will fit your classroom and situation. Because of that, I think this book club is going to be a fantastic opportunity for all of us. My goal in moderating it is to help YOU develop a system that works for you and your classroom. I am looking forward to learning as much from you and your ideas as I am about sharing my own.
If you haven’t checked out the book you can learn more about it here as well as access links to purchase a copy.
The FREE Taming the Data Monster Online Book Clubs
Teachers and readers frequently ask me questions like those above as well as: “How do I train staff to take data?” “What do I do with the data when I have it?” and “How can I get other members of the IEP team to take data with fidelity?”
To help you to tailor the book to your situation I am offering FREE online book clubs. These clubs are designed to help you individualize the strategies and forms laid out in the book to your particular situation.
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
This group will allow participants to network, discuss and share ideas with others who have similar needs and interests. It will also serve as the forum for group discussion and to ask questions of each other as well as the moderator. The groups will be limited to 15 participants per group to assure that there can be enough individual attention.
WEEKLY ONLINE DISCUSSIONS THREADS
Each week we will discuss one of the chapters of the book (I will share an agenda on the Facebook page when the club begins). I will post discussion questions and a place for questions about the topic of that chapter that week.
2 LIVE ONLINE WEBINARS
As part of the club we will also have at least 2 live online webinars / meetings. I will be able to share information by video and you will be able to participate by typing questions and comments or topics of discussion. What this looks like will depend a bit on the size of the group. I will try to schedule them to accommodate as many time zones as I can but if there is a big split, I’ll schedule each one to allow the most of us to meet.
- You must own the Taming the Data Monster book. You can purchase it from the links below if you don’t already own it.
- You must have a Facebook personal account. I cannot add you with a business page account.
- You must be willing to participate weekly during the 8 weeks to be part of the group.
Finally, this is the first time I am setting something like this up, so I ask that you be patient with me if we run into any glitches. I will do my very best to have this be an awesome opportunity to get the most out of the book.
We had a big turn out for the first book club through my newsletter announcement, so I actually started two of them. I intend to start another in February. To assure your place in the club, please complete the form below and I will add you to the waiting list. The waiting list will be the first people added to the next group and I will email you as soon as I know when that will be be.
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Have questions I haven’t answered?
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I hope everyone is having a relaxing break. I’ll be back in a couple of days with some best-of posts that hopefully can provide you with some new resources!