Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Learning - Part Five

Forms and Formats of 
Self-Directed Learning

It has been a busy summer so far, and I am feeling so inspired by the last few months of professional development and collaboration with colleagues. I marvel at the variety of formats in which I learned. Years ago, our professional development was a sit-and-get format but when we take an active role in our own learning we find that learning adventures come in many forms.

(These are great to listen to when you are driving/riding in the car or exercising.)

Book Love - Teacher Learning Sessions

Education Talk Radio PreK- 20

Books Between

Eight Excellent Literary Podcasts for Your Morning Commute

(There are so many opportunities  to watch live broadcast posts on Facebook. Here's one of them.)

Facebook Heinemann Teacher Tour live broadcast (Great presentations by Kate Roberts,Kristi Mraz, Christine Hertz, Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne)

Facebook Study Groups: 
(Study groups provide the opportunity to network with colleagues. Here are a few I belong to.)

Still Learning to Read (Franki Sibberson and I are leading a book talk on Still Learning to Read, Second Edition in September)

Book Love Foundation Podcasts (This is a group that continues discussions about the Book Love Podcasts)

Purposeful Play

Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note

Online Articles (These are some I have read in the last few days)

"How We Pronounce Student Names, and Why It Matters" (This is my favorite recent article.)

"Three Things People Can Do in the Classroom That Robots Can't " 

Evernote: Capturing Student Learning Journeys 

The Reading Teacher - "Growing Extraordinary Writers: Leadership Decisions to Raise the Level of Writing Across a School and a District" 
"A book is a Heart That Only Beats in the Chest of Another: Rebecca Solnit on the Solitary Intimacy of Reading and Writing" 

"How to Focus on Learning Instead of Technology"

"We Don't Only Need More Diverse Books. We Need More Diverse Books Like The Snowy Day"