#ELLchat_BKclub Meta Round 17.0
On December 15th, 2018, Dr. Katie Toppel (co-founder of Twitter chat #ELLchat_bkClub) reached out to a few of us in our PLN (Professional Learning Network) and shared her idea for round 17.0 Twitter book chat.
For round 17.0, Katie offered us to help facilitate a book study on Making Content Comprehensible text from SIOP by each one of us taking charge of a component. The idea was to make this an 8-week "meta" book study - one week for each component. Each facilitator was invited to guide each component with own ideas, resources, videos, live chats, presentations, and connections with other previously read books in our chat.
So each one of us provided our preferences as to which component we wanted to lead. The component assignments were as follows:
As soon as the "meta" promo went out, participants immediately began sending in selfies with the book and showing so much excitement about participating. It was even more amazing with the author Dr. Jana Echevarria started engaging in conversation and even blogged about #ELLchat_bkClub round 17.0 - "Is SIOP Only for ESL Teachers?" - Read her post HERE.
My favorite line is "join the Twitter PLC discussion on SIOP." WOW!! Just awesome to read this from the SIOP author and highly recognized researcher in our field.
We kicked off our book study on March 25th, 2019. It was amazing to see how participants stayed engaged throughout our 8-week study. Each facilitator did an amazing job providing their expertise for each component and others as well.
If you were not able to participate, no worries! Just follow the links below and check out each facilitator's contribution to our book study.
And if this is not enough...Pearson PreK-12 will be hosting a live video chat with SIOP author Dr. MaryEllen Vogt on 5/22/19 7-8pm EST. I will provide the recorded link as soon as it's available.
You can also view leader's tweets by components:
You can also check out Dr. Katie Toppel's website for all readings and more resources on round 17.0 - http://ellchatbkclub.blogspot.com/
The amazing thing about engaging in Twitter chats like this is that learning happens when we want it to happen. We engage when we can - and we take what we need! THIS is what I call Personalized Development!! Especially in our field of teaching English learners. Our county may not be doing their best on providing intentional teacher support to better serve our fast-growing number of ELs; so engaging in book studies like this is definitely worth it!
If you joined this chat live or learned from us afterwards, comment below let me know! I'd love to know how you are taking charge of your personal learning and growth.
Thank you for reading!