Saturday, June 3, 2017

Announcing the 2017 #cyberPD Book Choice!

Check out our #cyberPD Google Community to 
learn more about our summer PD event.

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Every year in May, we ask to see your stack of PD books you can't wait to dive into over the summer, looking for just the right book to read together. Then, we plan to discuss our thoughts and learning virtually through our Google Community, blog posts, and Twitter during the month of July.

This year, once again, there were many great book selections shared. And, yet again, we had many conversations about the perfect book for our #cyberPD group. Our list of criteria is extensive and our standards are high.  This book must reach a wide audience that will allow for deep thinking and learning. Our hope is that the book selected will push our thinking to make positive changes in our classrooms.

Yes, book selection is important, but what makes this PD event truly successful are the amazing teachers and educators across the globe that support each other through the learning process.

YOU make #cyberPD a success! Thank YOU for joining us ... whether this is your very first year, or your seventh year, or somewhere in between, we are thrilled YOU are joining in the conversations! 

The beauty of this summertime PD is you make it what you want and you do what you can when you can do it! Personalized online PD that meets your needs!

So, are you wondering what book we selected for 2017, like these #cyberPD friends?!?




I think Kylene Beers would agree ... the 2017 #cyberPD title will teach us, touch us, make us want more, and fill us up! (And, no, it's not Kylene's new book Disrupting Thinking ...)


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(Now cue the drum roll ...)



This summer we will be reading Vicki Vinton's new title  ...







It all begins this July! Order the book (if needed ... it was in many book stacks, so a lot of you are ready to ...), start reading, and join in!  Share your thoughts each week around specific chapters (more specific information to come) with a reflection in the Google Community -- a blog post, a Google+ comment, and on Twitter (#cyberPD).  We encourage you to respond and comment on at least 3 other participants reflections.  Happy deeper reading!

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Additional Resources

Questions about #cyberPD? Contact Cathy Mere or Michelle Nero. We are here to help!


11 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how happy I am that this is the choice book. I've already started reading it, and I'm dying to talk to someone about it. It's that kind of book. I look forward to the conversation.

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    1. Yea! So happy to hear that Margaret! That is EXACTLY the kind of book we wanted to select! I'm looking forward to July too and the conversations.

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  2. I'm beyond excited that Vicki's book was chosen! I know the conversations and learning will move the instructional practice of every participant! Looking forward to participating!

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    1. This was the reaction we were wishing for -- we believe it will be a powerful book to read too! So happy you'll be joining in Susan!

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  3. Yay! I'm so happy Vicki's new book was selected. I've been waiting to dive in because I knew I'd want to talk about it rather than reading it by myself. So looking forward to this!

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  4. Excited for another summer of learning with you all! Thanks for being an important part of my summer pd!

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  5. Yee, haw and giddy-up! I am positively geeky about learning with this community and I have been known to think TOO deeply about books (because it's so fun and brings the book into my life)! A match made in book comminity heaven! πŸ’•⭐️πŸ’‘

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  6. Yay! Really looking forward to learning around this book with great educators.

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  7. Ordered the book while on vacation...now if it would be delivered life would be better.

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  8. Yay! I am so looking forward to the conversation. It's already in my stack of books to read this summer. Can't wait to get started.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.