Tag Archives: professional development

Leadership Hierarchy — #EdChat Summary: 02/14/12

Topic: What would be a better alternative to present leadership hierarchy we’ve come to accept in public education? This week’s #edchat topic was an especially welcome change of pace for me, because once again I was forced to really think … Continue reading

Relevant Professional Development — #EdChat Summary: 02/07/12

Topic: What does your district/school do to provide relevant professional development (PD) for you and your colleagues? I must admit, this #edchat was reminiscent of one that I participated in back in November. Happily, I summarized that one too, and … Continue reading

“Which Comes First?” — #EdChat Summary: 01-10-12

Topic: Which should we support first for the best result? A reform in student learning (teaching methods) or a reform in teacher learning (professional development, or PD)? Back into the swing of things with the first #edchat of the new … Continue reading

“Best Practices” — #EdChat Summary: 12-20-11

Topic: How are “Best Practices” defined, and how do we use them to improve the effect of teachers? This week’s #edchat was a great example of why “two-part” questions are not always a good idea. The discussion was excellent, and … Continue reading

#EdChat Summary: 11-8-11

Topic: More and more Edcamps are springing up nationally. What are the advantages/disadvantages of edcamps/TeachMeets vs traditional PD? This was a challenging #edchat for me, mostly because I am not a teacher and so don’t have much experience with traditional … Continue reading