Through a grant from Maine Roads to Quality, the Professional Learning Committee is excited to be able to continue providing books that align with our Online Children’s Book Discussion, as a benefit to our members. We all understand the importance of sharing books with children. These peer to peer discussions are about sharing our professional knowledge, expanding our skills for working with children and enhancing their learning.
The schedule for the Spring book discussions has been set. Each Discussion Group will run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm providing 1.5 professional training hours (accepted by Maine licensing). The Children’s Book Discussion Groups are offered free to FCCAM and MaineAEYC members . It is $5 per training for non-members. Non-members will be emailed an invoice for payment through Paypal.
Participants need to join each monthly discussion separately by registering (individual links are provided below). Call information is sent out separately to all participants within a week of the scheduled training.
- March 2, 2020: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
- April 6, 2020: The Monster at the End of This Book by John Stone
- May 4, 2020: National Geographic Kids Readers (non-fiction)
In addition to the online discussion, the Professional Learning Committee develops resources to support the discussion that anyone can access through FCCAM’s Pinterest boards. Expanded resources can be found throughout the Boards with pins specific to individual books under discussion being gathered in their own section under “FCCAM Book Discussions“.
We hope you are able to join the discussions.
For FCCAM members be looking for your books as they have been sent out. The books are yours to keep, or share, as part of your FCCAM membership whether you join the discussions or not.