by Pam Moran
summary by EdSurge
"Albermarle County Public School Districtisn't just your everyday Virginia district; superintendent Pam Moran has made sure of that with a Maker-inspired professional development model. Walk into Albermarle PD sessions and you'll witness teachers utilizing web-based tools like Yammer and engaging in a Twitter-supported Instructional Coaching program. In fact, you might not even be visiting a school for these sessions--Albermarle takes many of their teachers on "professional learning trips" to museums and parks. Moran gives all the juicy details in her tell-all article on moving beyond traditional PD practices."