Inspiration from "The Four O'Clock Faculty"
Does someone have to create or provide this PD for you? Not necessarily ...
Redesign PD - DIY Style! #PDIY
Ideas to Take Charge of Your PD Now!
Obviously, I can't summarize the entire book. I can share my favorites and the ideas that came to mind as I read the book. The ideas I want to focus on, are the ones that you can do on your own, or with a group of educators who are willing to go ROUGE because they are passionate about teaching and learning.
Edcamps are the best "unconference" you can go to, and it's FREE! Find out more here and join their mailing list so you don't miss out on one near you. Follow them on Twitter to stay informed too.
I have 3 on my calendar right now!
EdCamp Greenville February 3, 2018
EdCamp Palmetto Charleston, April 28, 2018
EdCamp Magic June 9, 2018
If you haven't gotten on Twitter yet, this would be the best thing you could do for your professional development. Even if it's the only thing you do, this is it! I wrote a post about joining a while back, since it was pretty much a requirement. It's turned out to be the best PD I've had outside of going to conferences and EdCamps where you make new connections in person.
3. Become R.O.G.U.E
What does this stand for? Relevant Organized Group of Underground Educators
These teachers are committed to pushing professional learning boundaries. Why?
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
I'm an Instructional Coach at Daniel Island School in Berkeley County South Carolina.