Category Archives: PD

Is Santa too materialistic?

One of the activities at a recent PD session I attended with Lynn Erickson was based around developing guiding questions. Questions of different types (factual, conceptual, and provocative) that guide students thinking from concrete to abstract levels. For the PYP, … Continue reading

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I’ll have the PD with a side of Twitter please

In the past two weeks I have had two very different Professional Development experiences. I feel I was able to take something away from both, although I found I preferred one format to the other. On February 10th and 11th, … Continue reading

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Student created screencast tutorials

Jing has been very helpful for teachers to take control of their own professional development. I know I have viewed several videos that were made by teachers using Jing in order to learn a new program or tool, the most recent … Continue reading

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If students ran Teacher Training….

During a Literature Circle Discussion, a group of students were discussing the teacher, Mr. Maxwell, in the novel, A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements. As I was making my way around the room to the different circles going … Continue reading

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Don’t keep students in the dark

Have you ever been in a PD session where the following occurs: The session leader instructs everybody to take out a piece of paper and complete a task such as, “Draw a picture of the beach” (for example). Everyone in … Continue reading

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Professional Presentations

For my first post, I wanted to share something I have found great value in, presenting at conferences. Even though I have only presented at two conferences, I have gained so much from the experiences. -Met and gained valuable connections … Continue reading

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