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Creating Spaces: Renovating Your Professional Development

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Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Annamarie Rinehart  
Emily Cowan  

Let us help you revamp and redefine what professional learning looks like in your school. Walk away with ideas on how to provide professional learning in both virtual and nontraditional settings to grow teachers outside of the traditional "sit and get" PD.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management and adult learning to improve professional practice.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As a result of their participation in this presentation, attendees will leave with a collection of ideas on how to revamp and restructure what professional development looks like in their schools. They will be able to offer teachers choice in how and where they learn outside of the traditional, sit and get, staff meeting. We have both utilized a variety of these ideas in our current placements and have seen success. One of the biggest issues with the traditional professional development is that it often does not offer teachers choice and as a result can seem somewhat irrelevant to them. By revamping PD we are helping solve this problem!

Supporting research

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-dont-we-differentiate-pd-pauline-zdonek

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today
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https://learningforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/professional-development-matters.pdf

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Presenters

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Annamarie Rinehart, Forward Edge
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Emily Cowan, Forward Edge

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