Sunday, March 17, 2013

Non-Traditional Professional Development in the Digital World

Fair or not, professional development gets a bad name with many teachers. Why is this? One size fits all sessions with little differentiation? Professional development that feels more like a staff meeting? Teacher input not being considered? Whatever the reason, this needs to change. Professional development is more than a summer workshop, a PD day, or an after school session. Professional learning should be continuous with each teacher leading their own professional development. With social media and web 2.0 resources being readily available, this is the time to make the change. This is the time to embrace these new non-traditional professional development resources.

Tomorrow, I will be presenting at the Show Me Professional Development in Columbia, Missouri. It is my goal to share some tools and strategies for using these internet resources for professional development. Everything I am sharing can be found here:

I am looking forward to a great day of learning!

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