I attended TEDxKitchener last weekend and the first speaker of the day, Dina Pestonji, reminded me that learning has multiple entry points. Likewise, our online book club #BIT16Reads has multiple entry points. Here are some of the planned places where you can jump in:
June 1, 2016: Begin discussing Participatory Culture in a Networked Era
July 1, 2016: Begin discussing The Innovator’s Mindset
August 1, 2016: Begin discussing Creating Thinking Classrooms
September 1, 2016: Begin discussing How We Learn
October 1, 2016: Begin discussing Building School 2.0
November 9 – 11, 2016: #BIT16Reads meet up at the Bring IT Together conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario
After #BIT15Reads last year, one of the most common comments I heard was “I’m so sorry! I joined the book club but I didn’t keep up and then I felt embarrassed that that I couldn’t keep up and so I just stopped participating…”
is completely contrary to The Point of BIT16Reads
The point of #BIT16Reads is
- to develop a community of learning educators
- to support each other beyond our annual face-to-face meet ups
- and above all to enjoy it (there will be no public floggings).
The book club is an idea experiment in itself wherein we have a common text to move our discussion forward. So if you read our first book Participatory Culture in a Networked Era and throw it across the room after 35 pages, that is your democratic right! All I ask is that you tell us about it somehow, somewhere and tag it #BIT16Reads so we can see it.
If you want to find us, we’ll be on multiple social media platforms but I encourage you to REGISTER so we can find you!
TVO’s TeachOntario: https://www.teachontario.ca/docs/DOC-3594
and outside Ontario in Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/170190-bit16reads
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