I’ve been thinking about professional development for the past half year. What kind of PD do I want to go to? What kind of PD is meaningful? What’s the balance of theoretical and practical learning?
In my mind I have sorted out a bunch of these answers, but as of today they are theoretical and not yet practical.
Over the next two days I’ll have a chance to do PD my way. On Wednesday and Thursday I’m going to be facilitating a TCDSB Summer Institute on blogging… and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m really hoping to strike a healthy balance between thinking and doing. At the end of each day teachers will walk away with a class website, designed to meet the needs of their students.
A quick intro and meet and greet.
A bit of context.
Together, teachers will scour the internet for switched-on, amazing classroom sites. Findings will be posted to this wall. I’m really looking for why they like elements of different sites.
Afterwards, each guest will make a wish list of what they want for their students.
Teachers will choose a blogging platform then we’re going to spend the rest of the time building.
We’ll start with a look at the learning process that we’re going through and how we can bring that back to your class.
Continue building and conferencing.
When each person has finished his/her site. They’ll have a chance to put together some of their first posts.
I’m really looking forward to these two days and everything that these teachers put together.
*we’ll also keep a TodaysMeet chat running through the day.