Summer Learning Ideas

2016

The link to this digital version of this smore is: https://www.smore.com/38q14
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2016 #cyberPD

This summer's #cyberPD title is DIY Literacy by Teacher's College own Kate and Maggie Roberts. What a great opportunity to connect with others about reading! They will again be using Google + to connect. If you are interested but need help, please ask! Click here for more information about this #cyberPD which begins the week of July 3.


Below are photos of some Summer To Be Read (TBR) piles:

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5th Annual Teachers Write!

Started by children's author and educator Kate Messner along with some co-conspirators, Teachers Write is an online summer writing camp June 27th through August 5th.


You are most effective as a writing teacher when you are truly a writer yourself. Join these amazing writers and educators as part of a community which supports and encourages.


Click HERE to find out more. Click HERE to register.

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Global Read Aloud 2016

This year's Global Read Aloud spotlights some terrific titles! An author study of the amazing Lauren Castillo (if you haven't read her books, please take a look!), The BFG, and Sara Pennypacker's book Pax (it is an amazing read, but best for older grades) are choices for K-4. It will run from October 3 thru November 11. Please click here for all the information and to sign-up!
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The #EdCollabGathering Spring 2016

Some terrific virtual workshops on a variety of topics . The archives can be found here.

The Global Read Aloud

EdCampCT - August 12th

Connecticut's own unconference, EdCampCT is August 12th! Join us at the Ethel Walker School for amazing learning, connecting, fun and FOOD! Tickets SOLD OUT in less than 24 hours. Click HERE for more information and to be added to the wait list.
The 2017 Nutmeg books have been revealed and there are some terrific titles! Many students are already reading these books. Looking for some new kid books to enjoy over the summer? These would be perfect! Click here to see the lists. The elementary list is generally for grades 1-3 and the intermediate list is for grades 4-6.
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Camp Wonderopolis 2016

Welcome to Camp Wonderopolis 2016! This year's theme is Health and Fitness that tap into real-world learning! Olympics, nutrition and more! Wonder Camp gets kids and adults excited about learning with STEM, literacy and Maker activities, Wonder lessons and FUN! There are some amazing activities to try out and lots to learn! Visit HERE to register and find out more!

Wonder Ground for Educators (part of Wonderopolis)

New! Join the Wonder Ground to get terrific resources for educators! Click here.
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MakerCamp - free!

Maker Camp - A free summer summer camp for building and making - online and at your house! Try out some amazing projects, go on some fascinating virtual field trips, get messy, fix and break things, and just have FUN! My kids and I did many of the projects in the past and there was much learning for all of us and a whole lot of fun! This year's topics include: ??? We will know soon!


Click HERE to find out more and register!