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Is Professional Development Still a Joke?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Lake Oct 17. 30 Replies

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Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Thanks Andrea. I just sent you an email."
Oct 17
Andrea Ray replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Hi Edward I thought I responded to this a few days after you sent it.  If it happens again and you don't hear from me within 48 hours, please send another message. I have written some definitions down to be sure we're talking about…"
Oct 17
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Any thoughts on this Andrea?"
Oct 16
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Thanks Andrea, So basically I would like to give them the ability to chose any memoir that they want to read. But I was thinking it might be more interesting if they had at least 1 other person in the class that read the same book. But I also want…"
Oct 1
Andrea Ray replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"I can help you turn it into an "ultra-inquiry" unit.  I am finishing a guidebook for teacher educators that focuses on using a design process that individualizes professional learning. After reading your message I believe the process…"
Sep 29
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Some things I have gotten from him are that: 1 Educators should try to diminish (he says eliminate) grades since they undermine learning. I have been at some schools who have done this very well and students have a pure joy of learning; other…"
Sep 27
Andrea Ray replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Hi!  I have a few ideas, but would like to learn more about Alfie Kohn first.  What is the most interesting aspect(s) of his approach? Andrea Ray"
Sep 27
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Lots of great ideas. I think I have learned most from my co-teachers at previous schools. I was working at a stellar international school in Singapore. I am currently teaching in Tokyo, but I would have to say I am not learning much from my…"
Sep 26
Edward Lake replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"PD is often hit or miss. I have gone to great PD where I left excited to put ideas into effect, but I have also attended some PD where they are not saying anything new, or even worse saying things which I think are wrong. At some schools PD is just…"
Sep 26
Rob Schoonveld replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
""Teachers Teaching Teachers: Professional Development That Works" http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin459.shtml Thoughts?...."
Apr 10
Dot McLane replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Interesting question. I tend to agree with the camp that questions the format used in most schools today with the one size fits all presentations rather than working on individual's needs for development. That being said, I can understand how…"
Aug 25, 2016
Linda Aragoni replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"One person I've come to depend on for useful ideas in higher ed is  Mary Ellen Weiner, who operates the Teaching Professor Blog at FacultyFocus.com. Her posts are not limited to my teaching area  (nonfiction writing) but I find a…"
May 18, 2016
Linda Aragoni replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Brady, I  attend many online courses and webinars in fields outside education. From what I've seen, your observation about what people want from professional development, regardless of the field, is "the how not the what and the…"
May 18, 2016
Norma-Jean Nielsen replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Yes, educator directed, relevant, and time efficient are very important at all levels of pd. "
May 18, 2016
Brady Taylor replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"PD is a source of contention at all levels, from Elementary to Secondary to Admin.  I have been present at some that were immensely valuable and impact-full but also, at others that were a complete waste of time.  Most that were educator…"
May 17, 2016
Norma-Jean Nielsen replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Linda, I agree 100% and really appreciate your insights.  I have also noticed that in higher education settings, teachers often feel that the "generic" concepts of improving teaching and learning do not directly link to their subject…"
Apr 25, 2016

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