[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: 5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting
Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Jun 5 13:12:36 EDT 2013
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ITEM: 5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting
Whether you call it professional development, faculty meetings, or in-service days, getting together with your teaching colleagues to meet about school happenings and curriculum can seem sometimes tedious, and for many, plain old not fun. But they're a necessary part of being a teacher, and since they're pretty inevitable, they might as well be as interesting as possible.
1. Time it Out - only spend a certain amount of time on each item.
2. Flip Your Meeting - distribute the agenda and materials ahead of time and ask people to come with questions and products.
3. Give Everyone a Voice - encourage everyone to speak, uninterrupted.
4. Use Technology - use the availble technology to model best practice.
5. Be Hands On - take time let everyone learn how to use new tools and technologies.
Read the entire article, posted by Katie Lepi, on Edudemic at http://www.edudemic.com/2013/05/ways-to-make-professional-development-more-interesting/
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