ATLIS Reads: A Book Club for Technology Thought Readers

Theme for 2021-2022: RETHINKING WHAT MATTERS 

This year, ATLIS reads will transition from a “seminar” format to a “book group” format and will include both virtual synchronous discussions as well as asynchronous “slow reading” options on Twitter and in the ATLIS online community Access Points. Our summer book choice for 2022 will be conducted as a summer-long “slow read.”

Reading Selections

Registration for the book club is required for first-time participants. Once registered, participants will receive invitations to join each book discussion just prior to the scheduled event. Registration is FREE and open to all. Registering for the SERIES will automatically register you for the preview. There is no need to register twice.

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Introduction to Post Corona, Ongoing BIG Questions
September 29 at 3 pm Eastern
Conversation Leader: Kwaku Aning, San Diego Jewish School, CA 

We invite readers to discuss the first half of the book (roughly though p. 80); we also welcome anyone who may be curious about the book’s focus and topics. We will continue our discussion of 9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going "Back to Normal" (*Because Normal Wasn't that Great to Begin With) as well, paying particular attention to questions #3-8.

Post Corona Wrap-Up and BIG Question #9
January 26, 3 pm Eastern
Conversation leader TBD

We'll complete our discussion of Post Corona and revisit 9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going "Back to Normal" (*Because Normal Wasn't that Great to Begin With) from The Big Questions Institute, in particular Question #9: What’s Next? which references Post Corona in its resources specifically.

COVERLooking Ahead
March 23, 3 pm Eastern
Conversation Leader TBD

This meeting will be devoted to what we have learned from 9 BIG Questions as we have continued to wrestle with the many disruptions and ongoing challenges of leading technology in schools. What are the questions that we want to dig into that we may have given less attention to in our earlier discussions? What are the books we want to read together to challenge our thinking and help us lead our schools into the future?  In this meeting of ATLIS Reads, we will also choose a summer reading selection, which will be conducted as a “slow read” from May through August, as well as a focus and possible selections for the year ahead.

Slow Reading Options
Ongoing asynchronous discussions about Post Corona will continue slow reading style* through January 2022 via #ATLISReads on Twitter as well as on the online ATLIS Community, Access Points. 

*As we understand it, the slow reading movement is a bit like the slow food movement. Translated for us that means slowing down the reading selected for the year and reading it in chunks, while also encouraging readers to engage in thinking about the book as we go along using the hashtag #ATLISReads on Twitter and in conversations in the ATLIS online community at Access Points.