Join Me in Our Patreon Community and Support the Global Read Aloud! #GRA22

For the past 12 years, I have shared everything I could think of on this blog, on social media, and working with other educators. Every lesson shared, every question answered, every request sent to me has connected me to so many of you; I have been so grateful for your support of me, the Global Read Aloud, and the work I do.

For 12 years, I have worked tirelessly to help create change in education, to try to lighten the load as much as possible, and to continue this important work. And while that work will continue it is time for it to eveolve a little bit to give you an opportunity for more direct interaction so today I have also launched my Patreon page.

What will this community entail?
It will give us a way to collaborate in a new way, where you don’t have to wait for your district or school to hire me or be able to attend an event, but instead allow you to reach out, get support, and work together in accessible ways. It also will allow me to continue the work of the Global Read Aloud in a sustainable way. In fact, one of the tiers is meant as a way to just support the GRA!

Being a member will offer you access to virtual sessions, curated monthly booklists, specific breakdown of lessons and units, access to some of my presentations, as well as personal brainstorming sessions with me if you so choose. There will also be exclusive content, early access to new resources, monthly Q&As, as well as other opportunities for connections. You can even snag me for an hour-long brainstorming session for you or a small group of people!

With this access, you will get a chance to really tailor our opportunity to work together. You can have specific support from month to month, help co-create units and get the support to create change in your unique situation.

I am excited to have an opportunity to interact more organically and also be available to you for any specific questions and needs you may have.

If you find value in my work, the Global Read Aloud, or have benefitted from it in, then I welcome you to be a part of the community on Patreon where the learning, discussion, and collaboration will continue. If you can’t, don’t worry, this page will still exist with occasional updates and 12 years of materials.evolve

6 Tiers of Support to Choose From
There are 6 different levels for you to choose from, they all offer unique experiences and ways to support this work. All monthly work will kick off March 1st but there are already resources there to explore and help you.

To become a patron, go here.

I have already published the first post and access to my curriculum map, with more content to come. I am excited for what this community will allow us to do and how we can grow together, so welcome!
Thank you for your continued support.

So Now What?

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.

Let’s Get Connected

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?