#CyberPD is the “Place” To Be!

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I am so excited to be a part of this summer’s CyberPD2017.  Thanks to Cathy Mere and Michelle Nero  we can join a larger conversation with passionate professionals to discuss and learn from Vicki Vinton‘s latest book Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading. This infographic provides the schedule for this online PD.  All you need to do is get a copy of this fantastic book, read along, share your thoughts each week around specific chapters with a reflection in the sources listed below, as well as respond and comment on at least 3 other participants reflections.

How To Participate:

There are several ways to join in the conversation:

1. Join the Google+ Community  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107711243109928665922

2. Tweet UP on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/cyberpd

3. Post reflections on your own blog (and share the links via #CyperPD)

4. Follow along on the Padlet here:

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You can also follow Vicki Vinton at her incredible Blog https://tomakeaprairie.wordpress.com/

I’ll be sharing some of my thinking on this blog, but also on Twitter, Google+, and Padlet. Hope to “see” you there!

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I am really drawn to the nostalgic fiction that Lauren Wolk creates from captivating characters and luscious settings. In Beyond the Bright Sea,we meet Crow, a 12 year old girl who washed up on the shore of an island as in infant. She and Osh, a loner who rescued her, have built a life together. But Crow is curious about her past and rumors that she may have been born on a leper colony on the now abandoned island of Penikese. She spots a fire one night on the island that signals the beginning of a chain of events which threaten her life with Osh. A story of hope, hazards, and heroism that will stay with you after you close the book.


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