#cyberpd #TeachersWrite #ITA17 #EdD

Just as the year begins to wind down, I am thinking ahead to the flexibility of the summer months. Not only am I looking forward to a 3-week family vacation to the US, but I’m also anticipating the slew of summer learning opportunities available to me and the choices I’ve made from among these.

I plan to participate in this summer’s  #cyberpd book study. I am hoping to be more consistent in my follow through this year than in the past. I can’t wait for the unveiling of the professional book that will be selected. I’m always hopeful it’s a book I own and that I don’t have to go out and buy a new one.

I’ll also take part in #teacherswrite again like I have for the last few years. And, again I am planning to be more diligent than in the past. I often do well for the first week and then I taper off my participation for the remaining weeks of the summer.

I will also continue my participation in #ITA17 – the Innovative Teacher Academy headed by A.J. Juliani – comprised of a series of events, activities, and conversations to help educators create and implement innovative practices in their classrooms and beyond. Although I’m a bit behind at this point, I plan to catch up and stay caught up to finish strong in September.

And, of course, I will be working on my doctoral work this summer. Reading. Writing. Rewriting. Reading some more and the cycle continues. As I recommit to ramping up this work during the summer months, I feel myself getting excited in anticipation of the joy of learning. Nerdy? Perhaps. Do I care? Nope! Bring it on!

Follow through – that is going to be my #OLP (one little phrase) for the summer.


3 thoughts on “#cyberpd #TeachersWrite #ITA17 #EdD

  1. I too am a member of ITA17, Elisa! We are such a large group – it’s hard to make any close connections. I am hoping there will be an opportunity to find like grade level members as we continue. I joined #cyberPD today, and will hopefully join the study. I am attending my state writing project for 2 weeks in June, so that may be a time consuming couple of weeks, but then the rest of my summer will be working part time w/my 2 high school daughters & doing a great deal of reading, writing, and getting ready to return to the classroom this fall. Thanks for your post – hope you have a great summer, and maybe we’ll run into each other in ITA17 here and there. 🙂


  2. margaretsmn says:

    You sound so committed to your learning for this summer. I hope you can keep it all going as well as enjoy some rest and relaxation. I’ve participated in Teachers Write, but last summer I was traveling too much to commit. Maybe this summer, but I don’t want to overcommit and then feel disappointed in myself. Thanks for linking up for DigiLitSunday. So cool that you and Dani are both doing ITA.


    • Yes, I am and sometimes I over commit myself! We’ll see how it goes.
      These are three projects that I am super excited about, so I’m hoping that will keep me engaged all summer without taking away from family time.


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