CTEI Book Groups Forming

The CTEI is forming book discussion groups for the winter. All teachers are welcome and we will schedule readings so as many people as possible can attend. Books are available to borrow, but Full Time teachers are encouraged to purchase any books and seek reimbursement through the Professional Improvement Fund. Express an interest below!

Teaching Naked Techniques Bowen Book Group
If you missed out on the opportunity to read and discuss Dr. Jose Antonio Bowen’s practical text in the fall, open this link and let us know your availability for discussion in the Winter: Teaching Naked Availability Survey
ISBN: 978-1-119-13611-8

Becoming a Student-Ready College McNair Book Group
As a follow-up to Dr. Tia McNair Brown’s presentation at last week’s PIC, we hope to form at least one reading/study group to discuss Becoming a Student-Reading College. Interested? Open this link to let us know your availability: Becoming a Student-Ready College Availability
ISBN: 978-1-110-11951-7


Bowen Handouts

Last Friday José Bowen led two engaging sessions- a keynote speech at UM-Dearborn and a workshop at Henry Ford College. Several people have asked whether we can get more copies of the hand outs or more information.

For more information the best place to go is to the website teaching naked. The Borrow and the Buzz tabs include information you may wish to read, watch, or share. Some of the other tabs promote Dr. Bowen’s business.

If you are after handouts, like those from our workshop, then follow this direct link to the handout page.

Are you already using some techniques, or tips from the sessions?  Let us know in the comments.

Fall Book Group Sign Up Is Open

President of Goucher College, musician, author, and scholar José Antonio Bowen will present at the annual CTEI mini-conference on September 21. Building on that experience, the CTEI will also offer book groups to discuss Bowen’s book – Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes.  

Book Group A will meet from 1-2 PM in K-224 on the following Mondays: September 17, October 8, October 22, November 12, December 3. Open this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJHOR0vBQaM50j0zsvuqiv4dG9s3tIU7zT7g1iwpxEtxtTzw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Book Group B will meet from 3:30-4:30 in the Hackett Conference Room (G-150) on the following Tuesdays: September 18, October 9, October 23, November 20, December 4.  Open this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEYuTZ_TPmHDv8nhlGnbU8ezssU1aR_jImOJrsx-MkaW7tvA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Local 1650 members are encouraged to buy the book because it qualifies for reimbursement from the Professional Improvement Fund (PIF). The CTEI has only limited quantities of the book to loan. We will distribute them based on the order of sign up and notify those who ask to borrow a copy if we can support them in a timely manner.


While we recognize professional responsibilities change, we hope that if you join the group you plan to attend the majority of the sessions. We hope that we can accomodate all interested parties, but may limit the size of the groups to ensure a quality discussion. Please join one of the book groups even if you cannot attend the mini-conference.