Joe Dixon, chief learning officer at Teq, shares 5 innovative ways to make professional development interactive.
Teachers operate in complex and lively environments where success depends on their ability to be creative and flexible. As a result, sustainable and meaningful professional development (PD) needs to move beyond traditional information and planning sessions, to more of a project development and embedded model.
This updated model requires ongoing collaboration and communication among educators, community members, caregivers, and students. The most meaningful PD is continuous, on-demand, and social, while providing for unique classroom situations, individual teaching styles and various comfort levels with technology and new techniques.
How to keep PD engaging
When done well, professional development challenges teachers with innovative possibilities, increases their skills and fosters ongoing conversation and collaboration.
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