Today, Anna wraps up our March blog series on professional development and offers tips for getting the most out of any PD, anytime, anywhere, on any topic.
#HilliardU brings the essential elements of professional development together in one event. First, Hilliard U is made up of presentations by teachers of various grade levels and subject areas, academic coaches, related arts teachers, administration and well-known professionals in our field. As participants, we design our day by choosing from a variety of breakout sessions offered or take advantage of a collaboration room to work with colleagues.
As a classroom teacher, most of the time I am a participant in PD, not the facilitator. I want to learn, to be inspired, to leave a PD session one step closer to being the teacher I dream to be. I believe that teachers have rights when it comes to Professional Development. With rights comes responsibilities, and teachers have those, too as we consider PD.
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Here at Two Writing Teachers, we believe with all our hearts in issues of professional development, and this is why we’re going to devote the rest of March to issues around professional development, both as coaches and classroom teachers…