#SOL15: Digital Literacy and #TCRWP in Paris


What a city!

Add in Colleen Cruz(@colleen_cruz), Kate Roberts (@teachkate) and Lindsay Mann (@lindsayman22)

And the first Digital Media and Literacy Institute!

Amazing Learning from afar!

Where do you find your learning?

Do you actively seek out sources? Specific topics?  Do you watch for it in your twitter columns and your blog post subscriptions?

My learning this week has included:

1. Sunday’s #NCTEchat on poetry

“If you missed last night’s #nctechat on poetry and literacy learning, check out the Storify archive: ow.ly/LPpQl #npm15

How are you using poetry in your quest to meet CCSS demands?  Poetry fits into ALL ELA standards!

2. “Lessons on Simplicity from the Reading and Writing Project” by Paul Emerich here.

Consider the content as well as the “length to go for PD” (actually part of the inspiration for this post as well as a reminder of my travel to NYC last month for the 88th TCRWP Saturday Reunion). Do we have to travel to Paris ourselves or can we settle for second best and follow along via twitter and blogs?

3. “Writing Process”  – Kate Roberts

writing processs teachkate

How are the Analog and Digital processes the same?  How are they different?  What are the implications for Teachers and Students?

4. Notes from Day One in Paris – 

notes first day am session

How do you define digital literacy and media literacy? Is this how you organize your notes?  What new “Ahas” does this generate?

5. #SOL15 blogs today

Just beginning to read for today! Melanie has book reviews and Julieanne is writing about Read Alouds!

AND it’s only TUESDAY!

Where is your learning?  Your source of inspiration?

What fuels your lifelong learning?


Check out the writers, readers and teachers who are “slicing” here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy at “Two Writing Teachers” for creating a place to share our work.  So grateful for this entire community of writers who also read, write and support each other!

22 responses

  1. I saw some of this but missed Kate Roberts! Don’t you just love Tracey Reed’s beautiful take on the institute. Thanks Fran for highlighting this and reminding me to check my twitter feed!

    1. Love Tracey’s work. I wish I could “listen” and “think” like that. ❤

  2. Fran, Thanks for sharing this! Learning so much following your lead!

    1. You are welcome, Amy! I so love to share what I know because I think everyone else should be equally excited! I also appreciate learning with you on #g2great!

  3. YOU are right up at the top of my source for learning and inspiration! You always deliver great inspiration and information. Thanks for the the links today!

    1. Too funny! I really struggled with a topic this week – absolutely not even one word written before this morning. So when I asked, “What was I thinking about?” My answers were all about Poetry and Paris . . . and voila – unstuck!

      You are so welcome! I am working hard at being a good “curator of information!” 🙂

  4. You’re a world traveler, Fran… right from your own couch!

    1. I know. . . Isn’t it great! World learner, too! ❤

  5. Inspiration is all around us if we just open our minds to it. Even though I am retired, I still enjoy learning new things. On Thursday I am looking forward to hearing Rose Capelli and Lynne Dorfman speak. They always have lots to share.

    1. OMG – I would love to be with you Thursday! Love their books – have not seen them in person but they are on my list. I can’t wait to hear about your learning!

      My Thursday is Ken O’Conner and grading! Such a loaded topic for so many reasons!

  6. Great synthesis, Fran. Thanks for sharing out your thoughts, and for sharing, in general! Looking forward to collaborating more via the web! Let’s try and connect tomorrow (in person) before the end of the conference!

    1. Paul,
      I would love to be in Paris right now, but I am in Iowa enjoying the tweets and blogs from TCRWP – my daily reading!

  7. Yes! We have a world of PD at our fingertips (literally) and that is such cause for celebration, fellowship…and sanity!

    1. Tara,
      I think the knowledge, fellowship, and friendships are what I treasure most. There’s such power in “learning collaboratively” and publicly! ❤

  8. What a great post, Fran! You’re everywhere!

    1. Thanks, Beth! One of the things that I love most about both twitter and blog posts is the fact that I can follow the hashtags and links WHERE I want to go and learn! Or when time is short, I can mark them and come back later! Being able to manage my learning is important to me!

  9. I want to go to Paris! I think I could learn much better in person than from my couch. Maybe next time? Great post, Fran! Thank you for all that you share!

    1. Melanie,
      I loved the idea of a Digital Media & Lteracy Institute in Paris – wonder if they wrote narratives as well??? In person would have been ideal! That would be a fun trip!

      NYC can be a brain overload during Reading and Writing Institutes. I can’t imagine trying to do homework in Paris – – – just doesn’t sound right!

  10. Fran, I need to bookmark this slice to read through all of the resources you have. Thanks.

    1. Carol,
      Thanks for stopping by – always so much more to learn!

  11. Thanks for sharing this great collection of resources, Fran! Twitter and blogging have broadened my horizons beyond anything I ever could have imagined!

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