Project READ for DoDEA/Int’l Educators: Equity and Diversity – Coaching for Equity: Conversations that Change Practice

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Independent Study Project READ

Course Description

Reading - A Potent Avenue for Professional Growth

Historian Barbara Tuchman once described books as being the carriers of civilization. Those of us who work to preserve and improve civilization by educating young minds need the intellectual and emotional stimulation and sustenance that comes from reading important books. Project READ is designed for busy educators who wish to remain on the "cutting edge" in their chosen disciplines.

The cost is minimal; the rewards are endless. Each book is assigned to a specific course number.

Project READ is developed for educators in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and overseas international schools. This course has been approved by DoDEA. Each book is assigned a different course number corresponding to the book title.

NEW! - This pre-selected course has two options in course work submission - Option #1 - submit fully written assignments, with follow-up written feedback from Instructor or Option #2 - set up real time conference with Instructor, via Zoom, to allow for real time discussion with and feedback from Instructor. Choose one.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers of DoDEA and International Schools' students.

Course Materials:  Coaching for Equity: Conversations that Change Practice by Elena Aguilar available at or your local bookstore

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X711S – 004 Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134

IS/Project READ for DoDEA/Int’l Educators: Equity and Diversity – Coaching for Equity: Conversations that Change Practice

Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
Independent Study Project READ
Jeff Olivero

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the subject matter of the book title and the author's point of view
  • Identify areas that are of specific importance to your educational role
  • Reflect on that knowledge and how you, as an educator, can implement this information with your students, their parents, your school, and/or your classroom
  • Identify and elaborate on any ideas that the author mentions that you challenge


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Independent Study Project READ

Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:

  • Working professionals with tight schedules
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  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious

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