Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blog Bookchat

I have been chatting on Twitter with Cathy Mere and Laura Komos. We were tweeting and blogging about what professional reading we are planning to do this summer. Cathy noticed that we all had Conferring by Patrick Allen in our pile of books to read and suggested that we chat as we read. This led to the idea of hosting a Blog Bookchat so that we could expand the conversation and ask others to join us. So today we are kicking off our Blog Bookchat on Conferrring.

The book is divided into three parts and we thought we could all post our thoughts, ideas and conversations over the next three Wednesdays. Here is the schedule:
July 6th
Part 1: What Brings About a Good Conference, Anyway?
Hosted by Cathy Mere at Reflect and Refine: Building a Learning Community

July 13th
Part 2: What are the Essential Components of Conferring?
Hosted by me at My Primary Passion

July 20th
Part 3: What Emerges from Our Reading Conferences?
Hosted by Laura Komos at Camp Read-A-Lot

July 21st
Twitter Chat
This will be a conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #cyberPD
You can join us by blogging your thoughts about the book and adding a comment to the host blog with a link to your blog. Or you can just add your thoughts and ideas directly as a comment on the host blog. You can also use the hashtag #cyberPD on Twitter and comment as we go. We are looking forward to learning more about making conferring with our students more meaningful in our reading and writing workshops. Come and join us for some do-it-yourself professional development.


  1. GREAT Idea! I will grab the book today, loving #cyberPD, my conferences have needed something, now maybe I can figure out what!
    Thanks girls!

  2. Great, Deb! I am so glad you are joining us. I feel like my conferences have needed something, too. Maybe together we can figure this out.