Summer book clubs are progressing. Fast and furious. Another FB Live session today. Thinking about symbolism. Thinking about how to choose a Read Aloud. Thinking about the books in the pool for the Global Read Aloud in September. Two of those are in the Elementary section of the #BookLove. I was so appreciative of Clare and Pernille’s focus on Dreamers today as I thought about my #BookLove response.
But I spent two hours reading and rereading my Tweetdeck feed for #NerdCampMI. Reports from Twitter shared pictures of 2,000 teachers lined up for today’s sessions. Often a theme quickly emerges and today’s was clearly about activism and putting students first. Major FOMO!
What did that theme look like?
Here’s a summary in sketchnotes from Paula Bourque.
What struck me was the tag: “Being inspired and challenged by @donalynbooks at #nErDcampMI”
Quality professional learning inspires, challenges and motivates teachers and, of course, the folks at #NerdCampMI were in for a treat. Here were my three takeaways.
- A Statement
2. A Question
3. A FERPA Consideration
Are you educating all children?
Are you making a difference?
Are you allowing labels to define students?
When do you take action?
PS I am still blown away by the 10 minute speed painting by @struckevan of Jason Reynolds
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