There is never enough time to get to everything, so it comes down to time management. Where can I get the most "bang for my buck"? Part of my job is to provide professional development for staff , so I am also always looking for new and different ways to deliver resources, ideas, and content to teachers.
I do not want to have anyone leave and PD like the poor soul in the staff meeting. We've all been in a "sit and get"presentations. Sometimes these are timely and a great use of our times. There are also those other times that we feel like we'd rather been anywhere else doing anything else.
In a recent PD session, I decided to focus on three themes as I planned:
Engagement - Differentiation - Learner-Centered
Using Google Classroom as the framework, I put together an interactive document that I hoped would meet these three goals. Here is my attempt to meet all three of these themes in a quick 20 minute PD sessions led by a facilitator: Google Interactive
Overall, I think it worked well and I am hoping to modify this for a presentation at Google Midwest Summit in November.
Please share you ideas about good PD in the comments below.