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Please join us May 21 - July 31, 2018 for a book discussion of Thirty Million Words: Building A Child's Brain, by Dr. Dana Suskind. BT BOCES and area school districts have joined SUNY-Broome in promoting the 'Multi-Community Read' of this tome that seeks to encourage conversation as a bridge to elevated learning. Learn more about SUNY-Broome's Legacy Project - "Talk It Up" at: 
Leading up to the culminating book discussion, there will be opportunities for readers to discuss key components of each chapter using Schoology (an online forum).  The culminating discussion on July 31st will focus on summarizing important learnings from our reading and implications from our schools.
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STEP 2: Join the Online Community in Schoology for "Talk It Up"! 
To join the group, follow the directions below. 
  1. Go to:
  2. If you already have an account, log in to your account.  If you do not have an account, select "Sign Up" at the top of the page, then select "Instructor".
  3. Once you have logged in, select "Groups" on the top menu bar of the page.   
  4. Then, select "Join". Upon selecting Join, you will be prompted for an Access Code.
  5. Enter Access Code: DHCJS-H45HT. Then select "Join".
  6. Congrats! You are now a member of the 30 Million Words Study Group & Ready to "Talk It Up". 

 STEP 3: "Talk It Up" - Participate in the Online Words Study Group Discussion
  • To participate in the online discussion, select "Discussions" on the left side of the page once you have signed into the group.
  • Then, select the chapter you would like to submit your thoughts about and add your commentsPlease check back throughout the week to read and respond to others thoughts and comments.


  • See Online Book Discussion Schedule below, noting that the schedule outlines a flexible timeline for participation in the online Words Study Group discussion. 


STEP 4: Join Your Colleagues for the Culminating Book Discussion!


July 31, 2018
Time:8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Location:Maine-Endwell CSD, Staff Development Room 
MLP Link:Register HERE

     Together in Conversation
         May 21 - July 31, 2018 
PD & Resources  
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