In the U.S. summer is here! School is out in some places and winding down in others. Whether school for you is ending, beginning, or continuously occurring, you know that the professional learning never stops. Similarly, we give our kids a "summer reading list" to try to prevent that "summer slide" and prep for the next year. To that end, this month's Engage Roadmap theme is Summer PD Launch, and our content area focus is reading, literacy, and language arts.


In addition to these focus areas, we'll celebrate the ISTE Conference at the end of the month. It kicks off June 28, so stay tuned for some cool activities and special Missions in the Nitro Gamification platform.


This month, we'd like to know:

  • If you're in the U.S., how do you keep engaged with your professional growth during the summer? How do you keep balance and recharge?
  • If you're outside the U.S., what do you do when school is out?
  • What's on your PD reading list? Have you been "assigned" any professional reading?
  • If you assign summer reading for your students, what are your favorite texts to assign?


As with last month, if you participate in our Roadmap theme-based activities, you can earn a badge. If you complete all the actions related to this month's content during the month of June, you'll earn the Community Roadmap Summer PD badge and 200 community points. To do this, you need to:

  • Read this blog (hint, if you're reading this, you've already completed this step)
  • Comment below with responses to the four questions in the post above.
  • Book mark and then leave a comment to participate in our Essential Summer PD Tools post.