MAC Reads 2023-24

A state-wide engagement that encourages Michigan educators to read and engage around a common book, and participate in a live virtual conversation with the author.

Join us for MAC Reads 2023-24!

Read and discuss a practical and systematic approach to deepening student engagement, promoting a growth mindset, and building a classroom culture that truly supports thinking and learning.

This Book Study is ideal for:

  • School-level administrators
  • District-level administrators
  • Aspiring administrators
  • Teacher leaders
  • Organization leaders who mentor/equip teachers

Featured book for 2023-24

Book imageRigor by Design, Not Chance: Deeper Thinking Through Actionable Instruction and Assessment
by Karin Hess

In Rigor by Design, Not Chance, veteran educator Karin Hess offers not only a clear vision of what makes learning deep and rigorous but also a systematic and equitable approach for engaging students of all ages in rich learning tasks. To that end, she outlines five essential teacher moves that foster thinking and learning:

  1. Ask a series of probing questions of increasing complexity.

  2. Build schemas in each content area.

  3. Consider ways to strategically scaffold learning.

  4. Design complex tasks that emphasize transfer and evidence-based solutions.

  5. Engage students in metacognition and reflection throughout the learning process.

From there, Hess details how to create an “actionable” assessment cycle that will drive learning forward in any classroom.

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