I write often about my professional growth via twitter, blogging and workshops that I attend. This year I have been honored to be a Wonder Leadfor NCFL and working with increasing the power of Wonderopolis. My colleague wonder lead Barbara has organized Wonder Chats for 2012-2013 school year. I will be co-hosting the next #wonderchat on Monday, October 1 from 8-9 pm. Please plan on joining us and even if you don’t tweet feel free to be a silent follower that is how I learned about twitter. Secret be known I followed secretly for at least a year before my first tweet.
October 1st – Using Wonderopolis and wondering to extend learning at home (making the home-school connection). Barbara and I will co-host this chat.
November 5th – Using Wonderopolis with the Common Core State Standards. The discussion will focus on how Wonderopolis can be used to help implement and meet the CCSS.
December 3rd – Using Wonderopolis and wondering in a secondary classroom. Paul Hankins will be a guest host.
January 7th – Using Wonderopolis as a mentor text and sharing other books that encourage wondering.
February 4th – Using Wonderopolis to as a tool to help boost vocabulary development.
March 4th - Using Wonderopolis and wondering as ago inspire/encourage/engage students in inquiry and research.
April 1st – Using Wonderopolis and wondering as a spring board for writing. An emphasis for this chat will be on poetry, since April is National Poetry Month. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from The Poem Farm
May 6th – Wonder Jars – We will be discussing ideas for making and using them in and out of the classroom.
June 3rd – Using Wonderopolis and Wonder to engage and continue student learning over the summer.