Wednesday, June 5, 2013

3rd Annual #CyberPD: Share Your Stack June 12th

Summer is here.  While many think educators are sitting by the pool sipping cold lemonade, we're busy doing what we really do --- collaborating, reading, learning, planning, and preparing for a new year.  It seems my summer professional reading stack just keeps growing and growing; one of the dangers of spending time on Twitter.

Again this year, Laura Komos at Our Camp Read-a-Lot, Jill Fisch at My Primary Passion and I will be hosting #cyberPD.  CyberPD is an event in which educators read and discuss a shared professional book over a three week period in July.  Our first #cyberPD event was in 2011 and the number of participants has grown each year.

2011 #cyberPD:  Conferring:  The Keystone of Reader's Workshop
2012 #cyberPD:  Opening Minds
2013 #cyberPD:  To Be Announced

June 12th:  Share Your Stack
It's almost time for the 3rd annual #cyberPD event.  To get started, we're hoping you'll join us on Wednesday, June 12th, to share your professional stack of summer reading.  Gather all the professional books you are hoping to read this summer, stack them, and take a picture (or find some way to share your list).  You can post your "to be read" pile on Twitter using the hashtag #cyberPD, on your blog, on Tumblr, in the comments of one of our blogs, or any other way you can find to share it with everyone.

July's 3rd Annual #CyberPD Event
On June 12th, Laura, Jill, and I will share our stacks as well.  Then we'll wander around the virtual world to choose one book that seems to be on a lot of lists for our July #cyberPD discussion. We'll announce the book and give everyone time to get their copies.  Then in July we will host three different discussion dates on our blogs.  You can participate in July's #cyberPD event by:

  • Blog Reflection:  If you have a blog you may join us each posting date with your reflection of the chapters read.  Then link your blog to the host blog by leaving a comment and your link.  If you don't have a blog, but have been considering getting started this is the perfect opportunity.
  • Blog Commenting:  If you do not have a blog, you are welcome to comment on the host blog to join the conversation.
  • Twitter:  You can also participate by commenting any time on Twitter using the hashtag #cyberPD.  
  • Other:  Last year we had people participate using other sites as well.  If you can link, they will come.  :o)  We love a little creativity.  
Hope to see you next week!  What professional books are you planning to read?  Share them.  


  1. So glad you are doing this again. I'll be there. :)

  2. So excited to take part in this. Can't wait to find out which treasure we will be reading and discussing in July!! :)


  3. My post about my stack is done and ready to go! #cyberPD here we come!!!!!