5 Ways To Make Professional Development More Interesting

Whether you call it professional development, faculty meetings, or in-service days, getting together with your teaching colleagues to meet about school happenings and curriculum can seem sometimes tedious, and for many, plain old not fun. But they’re a necessary part of being a teacher, and since they’re pretty inevitable, they might as well be as interesting as possible.

make PD interesting

  1. Time it Out – only spend a certain amount of time on each item.
  2. Flip Your Meeting – distribute the agenda and materials ahead of time and ask people to come with questions and products.
  3. Give Everyone a Voice – encourage everyone to speak, uninterrupted.
  4. Use Technology – use the availble technology to model best practice.
  5. Be Hands On – take time let everyone learn how to use new tools and technologies.

Posted by Katie Lepi on Edudemic at http://www.edudemic.com/2013/05/ways-to-make-professional-development-more-interesting/

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