“Adult learning is facilitated when the learner’s
representation and interpretation of his own
experience are accepted as valid, acknowledged
as an essential aspect influencing change, and
respected as a potential resource for learning.”
BRUNDAGE AND MACKERACHER, 1980
The problem with PD is that on the whole it treats teachers as
‘consumers’ of professional knowledge, and discourages teachers
from thinking for themselves.
Teachers need to be ‘creators’ of professional knowledge.
Aligned to school vision and goals
Connected to desired student learning outcomes
Generated by teacher passions and interests
Collaborative & social
Supported through a culture
“Learning is vulnerability. When we learn, we make
ourselves vulnerable. When we engage in learning,
we communicate that we want to grow, to become
better, to improve ourselves.
KNOWING WHAT YOU
“We are all self-directed learners, developing and
sharing our expertise with the world.”
– T H E V I S I O N O F T H E E D C A M P F O U N D AT I O N
PLCs and TechSupported
“Fed-Ex Days” and
C R E A T E S PA C E S F O R
no time!” Get creative with schedules… before/after
school, flex time, reduce non-instructional duties, provide
“Central ofﬁce will never go for this!” Start with a pilot group…
gather teacher feedback, prove the positive impact on teacher
and student growth alike
“My budget is being cut!” Building teacher leadership
eliminates the need for expensive out-of-house PD offerings…
seek out affordable or free online venues- webinars, #rscons…
send your teachers to #edcamps, #ntcamps
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR
T E A C H E R S ’ P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T:
A R E W E L E A R N I N G I N A C U LT U R E
A R E L E A R N I N G S PA C E S C R E AT E D ?
DO TEACHERS OWN IT?
IS IT MINDS-ON? HANDS-ON?
CAN IT BE SHARED?
ARE WE PROUD OF IT?!
Thank you for learning with me today!
@ LY N H I LT
LY N H I LT @ G M A I L . C O M
LY N H I LT. C O M