Invent to Learn – 2/18 in the Library Reading Room

Gary Stager, an internationally recognized educator and consultant, has spent twenty-eight years helping teachers on six continents make sense of their roles in the age of personal computing and schools more constructive places for children. He is an expert in at-risk education and school reform. Join Dr. Stager as he challenges the dominant assumptions of teaching and learning in schools today, promoting a student-centered vision of teaching that puts the power of the classroom in the hands of the students. How can the hours in class be the best hours of a student’s day? Find out with Dr. Stager.

Tech & Learning Magazine named Gary Stager as “one of today’s leaders who are changing the landscape of edtech through innovation and leadership.” His most recent book, Invent to Learn, has been heralded by educators and administrators as a game-changing treatise on teaching and learning.

This opportunity to interact with Dr. Stager around his book is one not to be missed!

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First Author – Charles Marsh

Dr. Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.  He is also the Director of the Project on Lived Theology, where he blogs regularly on topics related to the intersection of theology and lived experience.  His research interests include modern Christian thought, religion and civil rights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and lived theology. His publications include Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2014) and God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (1997), which won the 1998 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Beloved Community Supplement – bell hooks

As a supplement to our first reading, The Beloved Community, we are including a conversation between author George Brosi and noted theorist and scholar bell hooks.  Sharing the same name as our book, this conversation looks at the concept of the beloved community from the perspective of hooks’ lifetime of work, asking how the civil rights work behind the beloved community and liberation fuse into individual love and community emergence.   (more…)

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Join Our Book Club!

Registration for the CSFD/ETM Book Club is now open!  Membership in our book club is voluntary and can be month-to-month; you choose the books you wish to join us for conversation on, and we will provide!  Our conversations will center around monthly meetings in Ames Library; however, we will have pre- and post-meeting discussions in asynchronous spaces on the Internet.

You are welcome to register for books well ahead of time; however, we do ask that you register at least two weeks’ prior to the meeting on a book so we can order your copy and ensure delivery prior to the meeting.


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