Innovative Professional Development


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Ideas for administrators shared via Simple K-12 webinar
August 13, 2012

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Innovative Professional Development

  1. 1. innovative development professional Simple K-12 Webinar * August 13, 2012 Lyn Hilt * @l_hilt * http://lynhilt.comFriday, August 10, 12
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  3. 3. 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. -Peter Kent✤, August 10, 12
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  6. 6. kolb cycle/experiential learning cycle, August 10, 12
  7. 7. “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 via Dewar, 1999, August 10, 12
  8. 8. make it meaningful. (even for this guy.)Friday, August 10, 12
  9. 9. so what could it look like?Friday, August 10, 12
  10. 10. aligned to school vision and goals connected to student learning outcomes experiential empowering collaborative, social, reflective supported through a culture of trustFriday, August 10, 12
  11. 11. PLCs Lesson Study Book Circles Reflective Special Interest Action Research Journaling/ Cohorts Teams Blogging Teacher-led Coaching/ Fed-Ex Days workshops MentoringFriday, August 10, 12
  12. 12. anytime, anywhere learning expand teachers’ networks #edchat #cpchat #ptchat #elemchat Image: Alec CourosFriday, August 10, 12
  13. 13. developing interests elementary technology cohortFriday, August 10, 12
  14. 14. teachers as leaders facilitating learning sessionsFriday, August 10, 12
  15. 15. providing autonomy Fed-Ex daysFriday, August 10, 12
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  17. 17. embrace constraints “There’s no time!” Get creative with schedules… before/after school, flex time, reduce non-instructional duties, provide coverage yourself “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 “Your 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, #ntcampsFriday, August 10, 12
  18. 18. acknowledgements For Sharing Ideas Steven Andersen @web20classroom For Sharing Images Shelly Blake-Plock @teachpaperless Connected Principals cliff_robin/618199950/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Alec Couros @courosa Seth Godin @thisissethsblog Patrick Larkin @bhsprincipal http://www photostream/ Lisa Nielsen @innovativeedu Daniel Pink @danielpink photostream/ Powerful Learning Practice photostream/ Eric Sheninger @nmhs_principal Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher Chris Wejr @mrwejr Brecknock Elementary School Teachers photostream/ photostream Presentation Resources found here: Simple+K-12+WebinarsFriday, August 10, 12