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December 9, 2018 – Book, “The Curious Classroom”

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November 25, 2018 – Book “Lead with Culture

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November 18, 2018 – Book “Lead With Culture”

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November 11, 2018 – Book, “The Explosive Child”

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November 4, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Elyse Hahne – Book, “The Explosive Child”

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October 28, 2018 – Guest Authors – Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein – Book, “Empower Your Students”

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October 21, 2018 – Guest Moderator – BreAnn Fennell – Book, “Empower your Students”

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October 14, 2018 – Book, “The Book Whisperer”

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October 7, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Michelle Waters – Book, “The Book Whisperer”

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September 30, 2018 – Our First “BookCamp Bounce Back” session

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September 23, 2018 – Guest Author – Mandy Ellis – Book, “Lead with Literacy.”

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September 16, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Craig Shapiro – Book, “Lead with Literacy.”

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September 9, 2018 – Guest Authors – Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger – Book, “From Striving to Thriving Writers”

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September 2, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Tosh McGaughy – Book, “From Striving to Thriving Writers” 

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August 25, 2018 – Guest Author – Sara Ahmed – Book, “Being the Change”

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August 18, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Roman Nowak – Book, “Being the Change”

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August 11, 2018 – Guest Author – Jarod Bormann – Book, “Professionally Driven.”

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August 4, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Rachelle Dene Poth – Book, “Professionally Driven”

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July 28, 2018 – Guest Authors – Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward – Book, “From Striving to Thriving.”

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July 21, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Elyse Hahne – Book, “From Striving to Thriving”

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July 14, 2018 – Guest Authors – Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan – Book, “It’s All About the Books”

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July 7, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Chris Cooper – Book, “It’s All About the Books”

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June 30, 2018 – Guest Author – Patty Vitale Reilly – Book “Supporting Struggling Learners”

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June 23, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Amanda Sopko – Book “Supporting Struggling Learners”

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June 16, 2018 – Guest Author – Allyson Apsey – Book “The Path to Serendipity”

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June 9, 2018 – Guest Moderator – Sara Utecht – Book Path to Serendipity

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June 2, 2018 – Introduction to FAR – Friends and Reading – #BookCampPD’s summer professional learning adventure.

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May 26, 2018 – Guest Author – Brian Aspinall – Book “Code Breaker” 

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May 19, 2018 – “Shine the Spotlight” – Guest Moderator Kimberly Isham

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May 12, 2018 – “Front Porch Swing”

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May 5, 2018 – “Book Tasting”

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April 21, 2018 – “Shine the Spotlight”

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March 31st Chat – Guest Authors

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Question 1:. The people principle (2) involves a team of human beings who are individuals with their own dreams, aspirations, struggles, and conflicts. Please share what working side-by-side with this team would look like in an exceptional school. #BookCampPD (13 answers)

Rico

A1 this would like a ton of collaboration. This team would create both their short term and long strategic plan and work together to achieve it. #BookCampPD

noel_hoffmann

A1: The people principle describes the reality of our world. We should listen to each other’s ideas, support each other’s aspirations, and work to help each other in our struggles. Conflict is also an opportunity for growth. We should never forget that. #bookcamppd

Jeff_Zoul

A1 Colleagues who support each other as friends, not just co-workers. Having fun, being nice, challenging each other. Honest, trusting relationships. Inspiring each other #BookCampPD

mrbgilson

A1: everyone working together to achieve individual goals. TS are driven by interests. Allowing them to pursue what interests them and celebrating it is best for the whole school. #bookcamppd

Dan Greenberg

A1: it means, in terms of the adults on campus, nobody is bigger than anything #BookCampPD #10Principles

kisham

A1 While everyone has their own dreams and aspirations, this team would have a shared dream and purpose that they would be striving to make happen in the midst of all the other daily tasks. #BookCampPD

MrsAsztalos

A1 Individual strengths would be highlighted and capitalized. Collaboration is encouraged to allow those strengths to be used to achieve more balanced and cohesive programs #bookcamppd

Tim Riley

A1. It would look like sharing together w/o judgement. #BookCampPD

mcconnellaw

A1: Remembering the everyone brings something with them to the table. Our perspective and history is not necessarily theirs. #BookCampPD #10Principles

mrswallsgrade3

A1 Everyone collaborating together and being able to keep the focus on the students and their education! #BookCampPD

Richard Cooper

A1 A broad support mechanism which promotes honest interaction, trust in others, transparency of ideas, strong relationships, celebrating the #WIN model for students. #BookCampPD

JulieGB7

A1: It would look like a supportive/collaborative team. Sharing/listening to individual passions, allowing each other to pose questions/challenges, team members taking charge of their learning, & remembering our “why” #BookCampPD

mrsmastracchio

A1: The team would have a coach/principal who is a constant encourager. A support staff/cheerleaders. Teachers/players who are open minded and willing to take risks. It would be a group of educators who are willing to learn together to be the best they can be for Ss . #BookCampPD


Question 2:. The communication principle (7) is highlighted the 3rd Saturday of each month on #BookCampPD as you “Shine the Spotlight” on your classroom/school/district. What story is your school telling right now? Is it the story you want told? Why or why not? (12 answers)

Jeff_Zoul

A2 Hopefully telling the story that students and learning are at the center of everything we do and that we base our decisions on what is best for students. #BookCampPD

mcconnellaw

A2: I think we are telling a student’s first story. That we have a culture that is focused on always asking what is best for kids. #BookCampPD #10Principles

mrbgilson

A2: It is interesting our school is going through a major remodel and I think it is an opportunity to start a new story. Support for everyone is a common theme though. #bookcamppd

Richard Cooper

A2 Creating Culture beyond the classroom that supports the students in inquiry, creativity, and growth. #BookCampPD

Rico

A2 tough question, yes and no. Our school does a great job letting no student slip through the cracks, but I know we could do so much more. Right now it’s a lot more talk than take action. #BookCampPD

mrswallsgrade3

A2 The story my school is telling is that everyone is welcome, everyone can learn, and no one is left behind. We just had our welcome week where we get the kids involved in realizing that everyone is welcome. no matter what! #BookCampPD

diane_mackinnon

A2: So many wonderful things have been shared on Twitter and FB this year. Our superintendent @EHSD_eforti has challenged all of us to tell the story of our school and district because others will if we don’t. I believe it’s working! #BookCampPD

SaraKiffe

A2: We have so many amazing things happening at our school, but I’m not sure if that is the story we are telling. Budget, conflict seem to be the source of this, but these things exist in all schools. We’ve got to change our story. #bookcamppd

noel_hoffmann

A2: My school supports risk taking and growth mindset. I love this story very much. Risk taking can be scary, but after you take that first step, it isn’t as bad. It is like getting into the pool. Some people jump in. Others have to ease in, but we can all get there. #BookCampPD

mrsmastracchio

A2: Our school story is that everyone matters, every minute matters, everyday matters. This is a story I fully support! In big ways working towards learning goals and in small ways such as acknowledging Ss everyday with a smile! #momauguinproud #BookCampPD

kisham

A2 Our district is going through a ‘changing of the guard’. Our long time superintendent is retiring and we are going through the hiring process. Opportunity for a new story to be told next year! #BookCampPD

JulieGB7

A2: our schl has been thru many changes in last few yrs. Thanks to our pirate leader, we’re working to improve comm between home/schl, gen.ed./sp.ed., & positive culture, among other things! Sharing positivity, celebr’ing Ss & Ts, doing staff book study, wkg as team. #BookCampPD


Question 3:. The management principle (8) often involves enlisting and empowering others to help lead this important work. It can be their first opportunity to step into leadership. Would you say that your school or district has a culture of “yes”? Why or why not? #BookCampPD (11 answers)

Jeff_Zoul

A3 So important to encourage the idea that everyone has the capacity to lead in some way. Encourage others to Run the Experiment! #BookCampPD

mrswallsgrade3

A3 I would say my school has a strong culture of “yes!” We’re encouraged to try new things and explore. Our principal is open to new ideas and supports us. We can only move forward if we try new things, which involve a “yes!” #BookCampPD

Jeff_Zoul

A3 As principal, when folks would ask if they could start something new, always said, “Yes! Dream a dream, Find a Team.” #BookCampPD

Jessica Johnson

A3: In my building I support anything new a teacher wants to try if it’s going to be good for kids. Many of our school-wide initiatives have come out of those first adopters finding success! #bookcamppd

Richard Cooper

A3 Everyone has the capacity to lead in some manner. Knowing the PEOPLE in your building, system is the key to knowing how to move forward. Some schools and sytems do this better than others and some enforce compliance and “who you know” #BookCampPD

kisham

A3 To some extent, yes. Our district recently started inviting Ts to lead in optional district PD sessions based on their strengths and interests. Love that opportunity to share and learn from team members! #BookCampPD

mrbgilson

A3: It is getting that way, It has not always seemed so and every school is different. I have been lucky that many of my Principals have been YES people. #bookcamppd

noel_hoffmann

A3: Oh, there is a definite, loud “yes” here. Our leadership has made it clear that we have the go ahead to take risks. There is no doubt, which is important. This yes is communicated repeatedly through emails, meetings and visible support of new ideas. #bookcamppd

Rico

A3 Admin can’t do it on their own. They need to learn to rely on their teacher leaders. Our school happens to have many of them. #BookCampPD

diane_mackinnon

A3: I believe, as a district, we are moving to a culture of yes. We have a new Super and will have a new asst super, too. My Super has always said yes if it’s best for kids sometimes before I even realize it is! #BookCampPD

mrsmastracchio

A3: I am blessed to work in a school @momauguinelem that has a strong culture of “yes”! We are encouraged to try new things & we are given the opportunity to share our new learning with each other! We are a community of life long learners! We go all in for our Ss ! #BookCampPD

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