Professional development isn’t something that many teachers look forward to. This PD series seeks to change all that. By thinking about activities that engage teachers and bring motivation back into professional learning, schools make leaps and bounds into building a community that uses its own expertise to become stronger and closer. These strides translate not only in professional development, but academic results, and and an improved school climate.
All too often professional development follows the following format: Schools pay expensive consultants, and people are forced to listen. Maybe the session is helpful for a few people, but it might not be what others need. Money is something that is in short supply these days, and our own talent is something we underutilize. Most schools have hidden treasures that never get tapped–their people.
Here’s a faculty development option that might just kill two birds with one stone–encouraging all faculty members to develop skills they want to develop while at the same time saving money from the bottom line.