Happy New Year to everyone out there in the Hello Literacy community! I wanted to give you an update on everything I've been up to for the last few months...since some of you devoted blog readers might be thinking that I may have dropped off the face. I haven't. I am alive. Well. And, thriving...just not on this platform. I am very committed to you, and I appreciate all your support over the last eight years since I started this blog, but like the times and technology are changing, so is my method of delivering the majority of my literacy content to you.
Read below to hear about my Facebook Live PD Series.
My goal for 2017 is to write much shorter blog posts...micro-blogging it's called. If you really want to hang out with me all the time, come on over to Instagram, where I post literacy and life pictures everyday and create daily videos on Instagram called Stories. So here's how to find me on Instagram, search @hellojenjones and click FOLLOW. Instagram works best on a mobile device, but you can also view Instagram posts on a computer, too.
Then, you can also find me on Facebook at Hello Literacy. The direct address is www.facebook.com/helloliteracy or just type Hello Literacy into the Facebook search box. It's that easy. In addition to posting articles, ideas and literacy research, I have been doing a lot of live video broadcasting...which is the next big thing is social media. Maybe you're not used to talking into a camera, but I am, and I'm loving it.
In 2017, I started a Guided Reading Live Video PD Series on Tuesday nights at 8pm EST. Tonight was session 4. Each week I talk about a different aspect of Guided Reading, and teachers from all over the world tune in, chime in and try new practices in their classroom the next day. Contrary to Instagram Live or Periscope, Facebook saves and stores all the past videos right on your Facebook page, so if you want to catch the first three videos (which are all about 30 minutes each) you can! They're all there. I am embedding tonight's here. Teachers say "this is the best PD in my PJ's ever!"
So once you're over there on my Facebook page, go ahead and click FOLLOW so you won't miss any future video broadcasts...and as always, if your school or district is in need of some uplifting and inspiring literacy professional development, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am booked for staff development through June of 2017, but I am taking booking for the 2017-2018 school year now. Schools and districts that hire me usually book me 6 months to one year out.
Kayla and I are also gearing up for our first ever conference! It's not too late to register for Orlando, which will be held March 20. Details and registration are at www.happygoteach.com We'd love to see you there. Putting on a conference is A LOT of work but we truly cannot wait to spend the day with each and every one of you sharing best classroom practices for 21st learning!