Sunday, May 20, 2018

Share Your Summer Professional Reading Stack #cyberPD

The time between the end of one school year and the beginning of another always gives me an opportunity to catch up with professional reading.  There are many titles out that I want to read over the summer and always a few I hope to revisit.  As usual, my list is more ambitious than the time I am likely to have.  In addition to professional books I'd like to read, there are middle-grade books, picture books and self-improvement books.  Of course, it is summer so I'll have to sprinkle in a little fiction as well.  ;o)

Making a plan and getting the books read is always the challenge.  Thankfully, #cyberPD will bring some focus to my world mid-summer.  As you may have read last week, it's time to share our stacks for #cyberPD.  #cyberPD is a virtual book talk that takes place each summer.  The #cyberPD community shares their book stacks in May, a book is selected at the beginning of June, and in July we all come together to read and discuss the books across Twitter, blogs, and our Google Community (you can find out more there).

Here is my book stack of new professional reading for summer.  There are some big questions I'm pondering over the summer that will take me back to some books I've loved, but these are the books I plan to read cover-to-cover.  Of course, that's going to take a good plan and some strong self-discipline....and maybe a nice comfy spot on my patio.  I'm looking forward to seeing the books in the stacks of other community members.  Remember, our title for July's #cyberPD chat will be announced on June 2nd.  We want everyone to have plenty of time to purchase and plan.

Can't wait until our July conversation!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It's Time: Share Your Summer Reading Stack #cyberPD

Time sure does fly!  Here we are already in May.  You know what that's time to think about our #cyberPD book selection.   This event is always at the top of my summer learning list.  This year will be our eighth year of learning together as a community.

Each summer the #cyberPD community chooses a professional book to read and discuss in the month of July.  The event has certainly grown since its first year which began with less than fifteen people, but the community has remained collaborative.  You can join the conversation and see past years' discussions in our #cyberPD Google Community.

Here are the books selected since 2011: 
Share Your Stack
To get started, we first need to select our book for the 2018 July virtual book talk.  To help to do this, we are asking the #cyberPD community to share their book stacks.  By May 30th, please share the professional books you hope to read this summer.  Participants can share their stacks using the Twitter hashtag #cyberPD and post in our #cyberPD community under the "share your book stack" tab.  We'll select the title from these stacks.  It seems there are always about three that show up across stacks.   

The #cyberPD selection announcement will be made June 2nd!  We want everyone to have time to get their books and mark their calendars.  We're looking forward to this amplified learning opportunity with all of you.  Join us.  

Share your stack....and join the fun.