VIRTUAL Summer Book Club #WOVSBC

Learning and collaborating from the comfort of home

Join the first virtual Summer Book Club for K-5 West Orange Staff Members!

As we forge ahead into the uncharted waters of tech integration, let's reinvent professional development. As long as you have access to a mobile device, wifi, and a desire to stay connected this summer, this will be a rewarding experience!


Watch the authors of the Virtual Summer Book Club Book choice, Amplify, talk about their work in the book:

The EDCollabGathering Spring 2016 WorkShop 6 By Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris

Participation is simple!

What you will need:


  1. A Mobile Device
  2. A Gmail Account (your @westorangeschools.org will work!)
  3. Access to WiFi
  4. a copy of the book

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom


by Katie Muhtaris & Kristin Ziemke


4 virtual meetings via Google Hangouts (1 hour each):


June 22nd:

Orientation and Welcome


July 6th:

Chapters 1 & 2 Discussion


July 20th:

Chapters 3 & 4 Discussion


August 3rd:

Chapters 5 & 6 Discussion


There will be one early morning, mid-morning, and afternoon Google Hangout session available on each of the above dates if interest warrants this many sessions. To optimize our time together, there will be a maximum of 10 people on a video call.


If you can't make one of the dates but are still interested in participating, no worries! We will be archiving our ongoing thoughts and conversations on our Google Plus group page. Please be mindful that if you have to miss 2 or more of the calls, consider joining a future virtual book club.

Conversation facilitated by Diana DaCosta

Insightful and fun!

Count me in!

Next steps:

Let us know you want to participate by completing the interest form below by

Friday June 10, 2016.


Interest Form


You will then be sent a form to sign up for a specific time for each of the above listed dates. Due to a limit on the amount of people on a hangout, these spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis!


There will also be mock Google Hangout calls scheduled before the year is up for all Newbie Google Hangout users. More information to follow!

Big image