So far, I've attended two workshops, as well as reading a variety of blog posts (though I don't think those count for PD credit!), and some books.
The first workshop was very technical and very much focused on the components of a close reading lesson, without much practice. No lie, it was a little boring-and overwhelming.
The one I went to earlier this month was more focused on us doing close reading lessons and experiencing close reading. I also attended this one with two coworkers. I felt that I had learned more at this one-and am better able to do it with my kids now.
BER workshop, so you can check to see if it is coming to your area-I recommend going if it is!
I also got some validation during this one-which was nice after a difficult few days.
Here are some of my notes-although Mini got a bit of a workout too~I did an interesting mix of tech and paper :) (I have an Evernote Notebook created with the workshop info-if you would like it, please send me an email-I can share it with you!)
She also recommended some books, which I just had to pick up!
|Baloney is by Jon Scieszka-the camera cut it off|
I'm thinking of making a close reading binder this summer, using the resources I've found from my two workshops, blog posts, and Pinterest. That way I can have everything in one place! :)
Smiles and Sunshine,