Your Summer Learning Possibilities!

2015 #cyberPD is all about Digital reading!

Interested in a different aspect of reading instruction? This summer's #cyberPD title is Digital Reading: What's Essential by Frankie Sibberson and Bill Bass. What a great opportunity to connect with others about reading. This year they will be using Google + to connect. If you are interested but need help, please ask! Click here for more information about this #cyberPD which begins in July.
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Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz is a book that I just loved reading this spring! You may be familiar with Dave Burgess' book Teach Like a Pirate. Both of these books inspired me to make changes in my teaching and learning with my students.

Both Paul Solarz (@PaulSolarz) and Dave Burgess (@burgessdave) are on twitter and I learn from them daily.

This June, an online book study began for Learn Like a Pirate. Each Monday night at 8pm, there is a twitter chat in which educators discuss the ideas from the book. This is followed by the Teach Like a Pirate chat at 9pm. Even if you do not have the book or cannot participate in the chats, you can look back at the tweets which are archived each week and can be found here. June 22 will be about chapter 4.

If you would like to participate but aren't sure about doing a twitter chat, please let myself or Lindsay know.

The 2016 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

Welcome to Camp Wonderopolis 2015! Wonder Camp gets kids and adults excited about learning with STEM and Maker activities, 42 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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4th Annual Teachers Write!

Started by children's author and educator Kate Messner along with some co-conspirators, Teachers Write is a virtual writing camp. If you are teaching writing, you will want to gain some experience too! Join these amazing writers and educators. Click HERE to find out more.
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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: Fantasy, Funkytown, Farmstead, Fun & Games, Flight, & Far Out Future.

Click HERE to find out more and register!


Connecticut's own unconference, EdCampCT is August 14th! 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.