What Summer 2018 PD Are You Excited About?

summer 2018 PD English Teachers

Some people who aren't teachers think we sit around watching Netflix and eating bonbons all summer. If you're reading this though, you know better. Great teachers use the summer to recharge their batteries — fill up on all the professional development goodness that will re-spark their passion for their subject, and for their students. If you're looking for professional development opportunities for this summer, check out what I've found:

Talks With Teachers Summer Book Club

You should definitely read books this summer. A few of my Twitter colleagues have designed a book chat in which we'll read three books: a novel, a work of nonfiction, and a PD book.

#DisruptTexts Slow Chat

If you're tired of teaching the same old dead white guys and are ready to introduce diverse literary perspectives to your students, check out this slow Twitter chat.

Learn more about how this slow chat works here.

10th Annual Summer #BookADay Challenge

Want to be a better reading teacher? Step up your reading game this summer with Donalyn Miller and several other teachers from around the world:

Learn more about the challenge here:

The 100 Days Of Summer Writing

The better writer you are, the better writing teacher you will be. Naturally, this takes practice. So check out this writing professional development opportunity you can complete at home on your computer. I'm really looking forward to this one!

What summer PD opportunities are you excited about?

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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