The second week, for most of the chats, we will be having the amazing author(s) join our chat.
We have a new day of the week and time!
Two hundred and eighty-eight educators cast their votes and selected these books for our Fall Focus. Only the top ten, from 53 possible books, were selected. Educator choice and voice at its finest! See tab, “Calendar of Events” for specific dates for each book below. See tab, “Weekly Chat Questions” before the chat begins to review what will be asked.
The first Saturday of each month, #BookCampPD focuses the topic and questions around having educators share the titles of books they are currently reading. A question is usually also tossed into the mix related to the guest author who will be joining the chat on the final Saturday of the month in order to increase awareness and prepare those who wish to focus on that book.
The second Saturday of each month, #BookCampPD focuses the topic and questions around having educators share strategies and resources that are taking place in their classroom, school, district or local setting from a book they are reading or have read in the past. It is a “throw back” to the past, when on a warm summer evenings, neighbors often gathered together on front porches shared stories, laughed and built friendships that lasted a lifetime.
The third Saturday of each month, #BookCampPD focuses the topic and questions around having educators brag about what they are implementing related to the ideas they are learning in the books they have been reading. So often the words, “I never thought of doing that!” fly across the screen. You have all heard the expression – “Team Work Makes the Dream Work” and this is the perfect example of “WE” taking place each week. Those sharing are encouraged to post photos or examples of work. Bragging is encouraged.
The final Saturday of each month, #BookCampPD is thrilled to have amazing authors join our #PLN and explain aspects of their books in greater detail. At the conclusion of the chat, be prepared with your own questions to ask, something that made you wonder, or a question about the future of that content area.