#CyberPD Week 2

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My blog posts for the month of July will be related to the Cyber PD (online book study) of Vicki Vinton’s Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading.

While Chapters 1-4 of Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading were all about the “what” and the “why”, chapters 5 and 6 started getting into the “how” and “when” of the teaching.  Some of my biggest takeaways?

  • Determining whether or not to model.  Does it expand possibilities or limit thinking/behavior?
  • Thinking about how often my questions are open ended.
  • Really focusing on slowing down and going deeper (being comfortable with uncertainty).
  • Looking for texts (and places in texts) that I can chunk to help facilitate deeper thinking.
  • Creating “Know/Wonder” charts that track student thinking.
  • Contemplating text structure to create low stakes writing prompts.
  • Focusing on “Bring-in-the-Author” moves so students can see the purposeful decisions that writers make.
  • Creating opportunities for students to be the teacher.

Here are my sketchnotes that captured my deeper thinking:

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My goal is to color in those ideas that I plan to incorporate into lessons, as a way to use my sketchnotes more interactively and encourage me to revisit them more purposefully.


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