Professional development does not have to be an oxymoron
Professional Development does not have to be an oxymoron! Patrick LarkinBurlington High School Principal, Burlington, MAPatrickMLarkin.com@firstname.lastname@example.orgGoogle Voice # - (559) 245-2757
From slideshare Presentation by Lyn Hilt and Eric Sheninger
"It seems as though we are willingto accept mediocre as long as theproduct, the service, or theorganization isnt totally broken."Seth Godin - Poke the Box
Quick Assessment of Your PD ExperienceA - GreatB - Not so Great
One of the most important parts - Don’t forget “play time”
Could this approach work in your school?Why or why not?
Final Thoughts: This day worked because it wasdesigned by teachers for teachers. I haveheard more positive feedback on this day thanany other PD I have ever been a part of. I keepwondering why we didnt take our PD in thisdirection a lot earlier. If we want classroomswhere we are teaching students to becollaborative and more proactive in theirlearning, dont we have to set up a culturewhere we trust teachers to do the same?