#SOL19: Day 5 SOLSC

A Day of Learning

The joy

The pleasure

The fun

And learning

Kate and Maggie for an entire day

Keeping it real


Having fun

How does this help me as as learner?

How does this help  the learner?

Which tools help the memory?

Which tools keep the learner learning?







Post Its




Create on!!!

When does PD stir your heart, soul and mind? 

How does learning spark your own creativity?

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17 responses

  1. Sounds like you are ready! Hope you have a great day of learning!

    1. Thanks, Shelly!
      Making the time to practice enough with the ideas is always the hardest part about new learning IMO! 🙂

  2. Great book to use for professional development, Fran. I love your checklist!

    1. Lynne,
      So many great things to remember about past, current, and future learning! ❤

  3. I would love to work with them in person- I love the book and the videos they have shared- a good book that I should dig out again.

    1. Erika,
      I had only seen them together in one hour sessions at conferences. A day was a pure treat! I love revisiting books AND learning!

  4. It would be wonderful if we could learn something, big or small, almost every day. It need not be anything very important. It should be fun.

  5. The key to a great PD session is having enthusiastic presenters, useful information, interaction. Sounds like you have it all. Enjoy, Fran.

    1. Absolutely! And that is always the case with Kate and Maggie. ❤

  6. Thank you – Conjures back many a wonderful PD experience!

    1. You are welcome!
      Makes me revisit my own goals when I provide PD experiences. It isn’t always about fun, but were the participants provided time, space, and ownership to grapple with the concepts?

  7. Leigh Anne Eck | Reply

    What I would give to have a full with both of them! Heck I would be thrilled with a full day with one of them! I’m not picky. Be sure and check out page 40-41! (I think)

    1. Leigh Anne,
      I did not pull out the book, but I know you are in there. I just started re-reading. Love to do that to revisit the big ideas after face to face work!

  8. A whole day with Kate and Maggie would be incredible. Glad you got the chance. I, too, have only seen them in short conference sessions together. Saw Kate and Chris for a whole day up in Freeport-but no whoopie pies that day!!

    1. What? No whoopie pie?
      Not a good day for eating! LOL
      It was such a terrific learning experience! ❤

  9. This post reminds me of how I felt the entire time I was at NCTE and ALAN this year. As a first timer, I had no idea what to expect. The entire experience exceeded my expectations, reminded me that connecting with others isn’t just helpful, it’s vital, and left me feeling energized in a way I’ve never felt before!

    1. Erin,
      I always feel this way at #NCTE and I’ve been for 5 years straight! The face to face connections are like no other! ❤

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