[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: 5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Jun 5 13:12:36 EDT 2013

Today on the ETNews Listserv
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/

Get even more ET News on the ET News blog<http://nhoetnews.wordpress.com/>.

ET News is a service of the Office of Educational Technology
NH Department of Education    101 Pleasant Street    Concord, NH    03301
For more information, contact
Stan Freeda
603.271.5132       Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov<mailto:sfreeda at ed.state.nh.us>     www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/<http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm>      www.opennh.org<http://www.opennh.org/>        www.nheon.org<http://www.nheon.org/>

"The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer." ~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri
The contents of this message are confidential. Any unauthorized disclosure, reproduction, use or dissemination (either whole or in part) is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and delete the message and any attachments from your system.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://maillist2.nh.gov/pipermail/nhdoe-etnews/attachments/20130605/ef724801/attachment.html>

More information about the NHDOE-ETNews mailing list