Below are the dates and topics for the 2012-2013 Wonderopolis #WonderChat on Twitter. Each chat is held on the first Monday of the month from 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Feel free to join the conversation, share ideas and ask questions if you are using Wonderopolis in your classroom or at home with your own children.October 1st - Using Wonderopolis and wondering to extend learning at home (making the home-school connection). Fellow Wonder Lead, Maria Caplin will be co-hosting with me.
November 5th - Using Wonderopolis with the Common Core State Standards. The discussion will focus on how Wonderopolis can be used to help implement and meet the CCSS.
December 3rd - Using Wonderopolis and wondering in a secondary classroom. Paul Hankins will be a guest host.
January 7th - Using Wonderopolis as a mentor text and sharing other books that encourage wondering.
February 4th - Using Wonderopolis to as a tool to help boost vocabulary development.
March 4th - Using Wonderopolis and wondering to inspire/encourage/engage students in inquiry and research.
April 15th - Using Wonderopolis and wondering as a spring board for writing. An emphasis for this chat will be on poetry, since April is National Poetry Month. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from The Poem Farm
May 6th - Wonder Jars - We will be discussing ideas for making and using them in and out of the classroom.
June 3rd - Using Wonderopolis and Wonder to engage and continue student learning over the summer.
If you are new to Twitter Chats or are a "Lurker", like I once was, you may want to check out this great blog post by Christopher Lehman, So You Think You Want to Tweet Chat: From Lurker to Chatter 101.
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