This year as we looked at the #CyberPD stack posts and tweets we were puzzled. Most years the title has just jumped out at us, but this year there were so many possibilities. The initial list had 16 titles that had appeared several times in a variety of stacks. As Laura Komos (Our Camp Read-a-Lot), Jill Fisch (My Primary Passion), and I talked through the stacks we were impressed with the quality of the choices. We knew for our 3rd Annual #CyberPD event we wanted a book that would be interesting across grade levels, hadn't already been talked about heavily on Twitter or across blogs, and one that we think would be the basis for a deep discussion that would help us all in the coming year.
After much debate, we chose....
Wait for it....
I know you want to know.....
Sorry, since school has been out I've had a lot of sleep. It makes me think I might be funny. (My children think quite differently.)
Here it is...
OK, seriously, we chose Who Owns the Learning by Alan November (@globalearner). The book first crossed our radar thanks to Lesa Haney of Footprints on the Moon. The book reappeared here and there as we went through stacks. The more we considered it, the more we thought it would be the perfect follow-up to last year's discussion about Opening Minds. I'm excited because the book is available in eReader format!! Of course, it is available in paperback too.
July's 3rd Annual #CyberPD
Now for the fun. In July we will discuss November's book across blogs and on Twitter. We will read sections and then share our thinking.
#CyberPD Dates and Host Site:
- July 3rd: Chapters 1 & 2 here at Reflect and Refine
- July 10th: Chapters 3 & 4 at My Primary Passion
- July 17th: Chapters 5, 6 & Epilogue at Our Camp Read-a-Lot
- To by announced: We will end with a final chat on Twitter. That date will be announced.
You can participate in July's #cyberPD event by:
Past #CyberPD Events
- 2011 #cyberPD: Conferring: The Keystone of Reader's Workshop
- 2012 #cyberPD: Opening Minds
- 2013 #cyberPD: To Be Announced
We hope to see all of you there participating in the discussion. Past participants will agree the books have always been fabulous, but the conversation always takes it to another level. As Mindi Rench said on Twitter last night: