Learning is a never-ending process, but for those in the education field, learning is a necessity of the profession. At SXSW EDU we spend a lot of time thinking about opportunities for learning and professional development (PD). It is something that is often top of mind for teachers and education leaders as well.

PD is the process of continued education. This can take many forms including specialized training, conferences, informal workshops, or formal lessons, all aimed toward expanding knowledge, competencies, and skills.

Oftentimes, schools and districts require PD as a means of ensuring that educators continue to strengthen their practice throughout their...

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  • About the Author:

    Jessi MacCall, senior digital media manager for SXSW EDU, has a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Mass Communications, Electronic Media, and Photography from Texas State University. She oversees the digital experience for SXSW EDU including web, social media, and marketing events with an overarching goal of delivering a positive brand experience to the community.