Book Study, Teaching in the Fast Lane-How To Create Active Learning Experiences

Book Study, Teaching in the Fast Lane-How To Create Active Learning Experiences

Fri, August 12 2022 12:00 AM - Sat, August 12 2023 12:00 AM


  • Craig Homnick


Does it seem harder than ever to get students interested and engaged in learning? As an educator, do you ever feel like you are competing with video games and social media and that kids would rather be anywhere else but the classroom? This book is a real eye-opener. It explains the importance of creating active learning experiences and a more student-centered culture. When students expend more energy during learning experiences and talk more than their teachers, it can save time and energy for us. In this book, the author gives very specific examples of learning activities that are engaging and will motivate students to take ownership and be more accountable to their learning.  

This course renews annually and is ongoing.

Event Notes

You will need to register for this course through Teacher Study via the external link provided.   You will pay the course fee to them.  The clock hours for this event are sponsored by ESD 112.  When you complete the course, you will receive instructions for claiming your clock hours in pdEnroller.  You will need to upload your certificate of completion when you claim the clock hours.  The fee for this course is $175.  The clock hour fee is an additional fee.  


1) Students will purchase and read Teaching in the Fast Lane, How to Create Active Learning Experiences, 

by Suzy Pepper Rollins. You can find this book at or your favorite bookstore. 

2) Students will write complete answers to all of the 55 questions on the provided Book Study Handout. 

3) Students will come up with a unit plan to be taught in the classroom and then create a standards wall, using one of the three templates found in the book (Figure 2.1, Figure 2.2 or Figure 2.3). Students will incorporate the essential components as described in the book, Teaching in the Fast Lane, How to Create Active Learning Experiences.

Students will then write a 2-3 page paper describing the unit to be taught, which template they chose and how they plan on teaching all of the components of the standards wall, including time spent on the unit and the sequence the lessons will be  taught.  In addition to turning in the paper, students will also send a copy of the plan for the standards wall to the instructor. 


  • Fri, August 12 2022 - Sat, August 12 2023
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM