Common Reading Discussion Leader Registration
Office of Student Success Programs




Please choose one of the following training options below.




Full Training

This 90-minute training is designed for new or novice Discussion Leaders.The session will provide attendees with information about the book,an overview of the training manual,and an interactive discussion of discussion logistics.This training will also include tips for engaging the group in the discussion,strategies for active learning,and sample lesson plans.


Logistics Training

               This 30-minute training will consist of an interactive discussion to share strategies and activities for the book discussion. Additionally, volunteers will be provided with the training manual which will include a brief overview and an itinerary for the day of the discussion.

No Training

Those volunteers, who have numerous classroom experiences and feel confident about facilitating a discussion, will not be required to attend training. Discussion Leaders that opt out of a training session will be sent a copy of the Common Reading book upon registration. A copy of the facilitator manual, training notes, and any other pertinent information will be e-mailed and mailed to you by August 1st.