Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the first Global Read Aloud! It was a thrilling and informative learning adventure and I hope that you are ready to give me feedback. So if you have not already done so, please take the survey! This is vital for me so that I can determine whether to ever attempt this again next year, what can be changed, and whether this really connected people or not.
Also, I am looking for people to blog/share about their experience. So if you feel like guest blogging or just adding your thoughts, please let me know. Or if your students feel like sending me feedback, please have them contact me.
I have already learned so much from those of you that took the survey, such as the book perhaps being too difficult, or more guidance needed on a weekly basis. I so appreciate all of this feedback as I move forward with hopefully planning next year’s project. If you would be willing to be a co-planner, please let me know as well.
Thank you for trusting me with your curriculum time; I know how important it is and how hard it can be to give up your time. I hope that this at the very least gave you an opportunity to read a great book. My students loved it so much they have told other students to read it as well.
Ladies and Gentleman, it is time we start to think about who you may want to reach out and connect with during the project. While I encourage and hope you will share projects, thoughts, and videos on our wiki, I also hope you will take the time to buddy up with other classes. I think if we can focus on a couple classes the project will have a deeper meaning to all of the kids.
So suggestions are to leave a comment talking about who you would like to connect with. Or you can go to our Google sign up document and email someone on the list. Use Twitter to reach out to people under our hashtag #glread10, or…?
How do you want to connect?