Week 4 – The final week of the #cyberpd book study on Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading by Vicki Vinton
I am once again amazed at how social learning is! If I had to read this book on my own this summer I would have been overwhelmed with the contents of this book. I would have taken notes, highlighted text, and stickied page upon page. My learning would have been immense, but it would have been my thoughts on this idea or that. And I probably would never even consider how to bring this to life in a classroom.
Because of this wonderful #cyberpd group, I
had to wanted to go deeper. I needed to synthesize and reflect on my reading before creating my post. My learning grew by leaps and bounds because of the time I spent dwelling on what I read. But more importantly I was “privy” to the deep-thinking of so many wonderful professionals. Reading through the posts each week made the learning even more profound. I now have access to a classroom of deep thinkers at all times and forever.
I am so grateful for this #cyberpd group. You have shown me the meaning of real reading and given me the opportunity to participate in a wonderful learning community! Thank you!
Below are my thoughts for this final week. I am sorry for the light colors!
It’s week 2 of the #cyberPD reading of Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading by Vicki Vinton. I once again challenged myself to sketchnote my thoughts and ideas from chapters 5 and 6 and was amazed at how much time I spent synthesizing and re-reading. I do judge I was “diving deeper for meaning” in the process. I am not certain if the sketching is slowing me down or the deep thinking that sketching requires is more time consuming. Regardless I am doing extra heavy thinking about this book – more so than I have in a long time. Skimming a professional book is fine sometimes, but I am enjoying this deep read. More importantly I am relishing this community of thought-provoking individuals. Thank you #cyberPD!
My thoughts in visual format
It’s Slice of Life Tuesday! I am honored to be part of a community that supports and celebrates writing. Want to join in the fun? Go to: Two Writing Teachers to learn more.
July 6, 2013
I felt alone
4 years ago
Single in a minute
I worried about being
2 + more grandchildren
I am blessed
With a legacy
I am surrounded
I am Blessed
I am Thankful
I am excited to read the book Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading by Vicki Vinton this summer and be part of a collaborative discussion on the contents of the book with the wonderful participants through #cyberpd.
This week we focused on thoughts from the introduction through chapter 4. My book is chockful of yellow highlighting so now I am tasked with synthesizing the most important points from these 53+ pages.
I was intrigued by the various methods other participants were using to jot their thoughts down, but sketch-noting hit a chord with me. I am not certain if there is a right or wrong way to sketch-note, but I thought I’d use my new set of colorful markers and jot down a few quotes and key words. I am embracing the diving in and trying something new – it may be messy but it helped me synthesize my key thoughts for this section of the book.