TAEA 2017 Book Study

Summer Book Study with TAEA!

Join us for our first summer book study with the two books selected by our members through the survey!

What is a book study, you ask?

A book study is when a group of people read a selected book and come together to discuss it. The discussion can be in-person, if you are on the same campus, for example, or virtually, with a community of learners. The TAEA book study engages TAEA members in a selection of books from which we can focus on best practices in art education, share and discuss issues in education and find ways to improve our work as artists and teachers. We encourage participants to start reading the book prior to the start of the book study. The books are available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half-Price Books, or your local book seller. We will "meet-up" at 8-9pm every Monday evening for an energetic discussion of the chapters. Questions or prompts about the topics raised are shared in advance. We encourage a "slow chat' as well for those who can't make the Monday meet-up. The slow chat allows all participants to post responses and continue discussion when it is convenient for them. We use a system for responding to prompts, which facilitates following discussions, Week 1 = W1, when answering Q1 (question 1), add A1 (Answer 1), etc.

The summer TAEA Book Study will be hosted on Facebook, on a private page for book study participants. If you would like to participate, all you need to do is have a Facebook account, and sign up with your personal email to be invited. You will receive a confirmation email from Samantha Melvin and an invitation from the TAEA Book Study Facebook page, which you will need to accept to join the page. Please contact if you have any questions! There is no limit to the number of participants. You will also receive a certificate of participation for each book study with CPE hours issued by TAEA once the summer sessions are complete.

We will also share information and links via Twitter. Follow @TXarted for details. #TAEAreads #taeaIM #taealaunch

Our Summer Selections

The Innovator's Mindset
June 12th - July 24th:
The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
by George Couros
(14 Chapters: 7 weeks)

Sign up here for The Innovator's Mindset Book Study
July 31st - August 28th:
Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring out The Maker in Every Student
by John Spencer and A. J. Juliani
(10 Chapters: 5 weeks)

Sign up here for the Launch Book Study

Past TAEA Book Study Titles

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck on TED