Online Class:  

Self-Initiated Learning 

Through Book Study

Instructors: Ashley Smith and Brooke Schmidt

Book studies can be powerful vehicles for professional learning. Reading a professional book and taking the steps to implement ideas presented is educationally valuable. The ultimate goal of a book study is to increase educator’s knowledge and to assist students in reaching high levels of achievement. Students work with the instructor to select a book to read and then report back on what is learned and changes that are made in their classroom. This course can be completed as an individual or with a group and provides a structure to earn credit for the time and effort dedicated to improving K-12 education.


By the end of this course students will:

For K-12 Teachers

This class is offered for 1 or 3 Quarter Credits




Register Anytime!  You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below.  Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card. 

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework. 

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace.  Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!


Option 1:  Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (10 PDUs):  $295


Option 2:  1 Quarter Credit (20 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $295

+ $55 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $350


Option 3:  3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690

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Student Testimonials:

I feel like the impact on my knowledge about this subject has been huge this school year. I have gained a better understanding about the topic in general, and I have already started incorporating specific aspects of this practice into my work. I also feel that I can support my students in their learning in so many more ways. I hope to put into practice many of the principles that I have learned from reading this book. 

—TINT Student

I learned so much from this book but most importantly I learned the tools to identify skills my students need to learn, how to talk to them about it and do it in a collaborative way. I learned different tactics to gather information about the unsolved problem and that it doesn’t take away from my role as their teacher. This book inspired me to be a better teacher through building collaborative relationships with my students.

—TINT Student

This course was highly practical and will support my learning over the coming school year and beyond.  Thanks!

—TINT Student

Thank you so much! I got a ton out of this experience and have plenty more to say about this book! Thank you again for your help.

—TINT Student

...I am also very happy I took the time to also take this class because I wouldn’t have dove this deeply into this book without having to really examine what this book was about and write a paper about it.  It has changed me, for the better, as a teacher.

—TINT Student