Summer: sun, sand and systems thinking
Announcing the 1st annual Tarrant Institute twitter read-along
Summer is a great time for camping, sunsets and creemees. A great time to relax.
It’s also a great time to sneak in some professional development — especially if you get to do it online and with your peers, while strengthening your professional learning network. Take time to turn off and tune out, or, read Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts and Systems. With us. On twitter!
Why a twitter read-along?
Twitter is a great place to share your thoughts on books: you can meet other readers and get their perspective, the short format doesn’t add a lot of load to your reading experience, and you have a record of the feedback to work from later.
Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts and Systems, by Michael Fullan and Joann Quinn, outlines a framework for bringing together competing initiatives and priorities in a united vision of school change.
Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn, 2015, Corwin Press
Six chapters in six weeks
Thursdays at 8pm EST, we’ll be tweeting at the #edcoherence hashtag, leading a discussion of each of the book’s six chapters (each chapter is 30 pages or less). It’s a slim read, but that leaves more time for tweeting!
|July 14||Ch. 1: Coherence-making (the authors have made this chapter available free)|
|July 21||Ch. 2: Focusing Direction|
|July 28||Ch. 3: Cultivating Collaborative Cultures|
|Aug 4||Ch. 4: Deepening Learning|
|Aug 11||Ch. 5: Securing Accountability|
|Aug 18||Ch. 6: Leading for Coherence|
How to participate
- You’ll need a twitter account. If you need a boost on getting started with twitter, check out The Innovative Educator’s Guide to twitter
- Mark your calendars for Thursdays at 8pm EST.
- Read #edcoherence tweets to see examples and gain insights from peers and colleagues.
- Optional: Tweet responses and thoughts on how Coherence could change the way you view or participate in school leadership. Remember to tag your tweets with #edcoherence so we can see you in the chat.
Spread the word
Know a school administrator who you want to read with? Want to inspire your PLN to play along?
Feel free to embed the above Thinglink!
Have questions about how twitter book chats work? Need advice on getting started with twitter? Looking for extra copies of the book? Just give a shout-out in the comments, below, or use our handy Google Form.