Friday, June 14, 2013

And this year's #cyberPD book is...

After much discussion and searching through all of the amazing summer professional reading stacks, Cathy, Jill and I are thrilled to announce the title for this year's #cyberPD extravaganza! We'll be reading Who Owns the Learning? Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age by Alan November. It is available both in paperback and Kindle. Truth be told, Cathy, Jill and I had some entertaining conversations as we tried to come up with a book for this year's event. In the past two years, there was a clear-cut "winner" out of the books people posted. This year? Notsomuch. In fact, there was a plethora of absolutely wonderful titles that people shared, but we had a hard time finding a title that was common in the majority of stacks. In any case, this title grabbed our attention and looks like it is going to provide a great base for our discussion this year. I'm really looking forward to diving right in to this one. I previewed it online and really appreciated what I saw!

Who Owns the Learning?
Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age
by Alan November

The Details
July 3rd - hosted at Cathy Mere's Reflect and Refine  (Intro, Chapters 1 & 2)
July 10th - hosted at Jill Fisch's My Primary Passion (Chapters 3 & 4)
July 17th - hosted right here at Our Camp Read-A-Lot (Chapters 5 & 6, Epilogue)
TBD - We'll finish up with a live Twitter chat after our final posting date.

Don't worry if you don't already have your own professional blog. (This is a great opportunity to get started, though!!) You can participate in a variety of ways, including (but certainly not limited to)...
*writing your reflections and posting them on your blog
*include your reflections in the comments on the host blog for the week
*comment on other participants' blog posts
*tweeting about the book using #cyberPD hashtag
*any other way that works for you. Just be sure to link up to Twitter so we can find it!

The History
Have you missed our previous events? Do you want to learn more as to what it's all about? Check out our last two years' events!

#cyberPD 2011 Conferring: The Keystone of Reader's Workshop by Patrick Allen

#cyberPD 2012 Opening Minds by Peter Johnston

We hope you'll join us this year as we read, reflect, question, and discuss this year's chosen title!


  1. Laura,
    I have to agree. It may have been the hardest year to choose, but it was the best year for conversation. I had so much fun chatting on Google docs with you and Jill. Hilarious! I'm looking forward to collaborating and learning with you again this year!!!


  2. This is a great title choice, Laura. I have read the book twice! My staff and I will start the fall by setting up Digital Learning Farms in the classrooms. Will Alan November (@globalearner) be joining #cyberpd on Twitter?

  3. Laura,

    Wow! This was such a tough decision this year. I think it is a great choice, though. I can't wait to get started!


  4. I am looking forward to participating in this! Thanks for the opportunity!