Professional learning doesn’t have to be pre-packaged, one-size-fits-all meetings! Find personalized learning and connect others to it, too. (Public domain image via Unsplash.com)
For me, professional development has often meant sitting through a staff-wide meeting about topics with limited interest and little time to practice hands-on.
That kind of professional learning stinks.
Thankfully, we have TONS of options for fun, hands-on, relevant professional learning — on our own terms.
How can find this kind of professional learning — and how can we get others connected to it?
During our regular Thursday #DitchBook Twitter chat, this was our discussion. The ideas that came from it were amazing — as usual!
Scroll down to check out a summary of our discussion below.
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- They often run for 30 minutes. Many times, moderators will offer bonus questions for those that want to continue chatting.
- Check out what’s happening on the #DitchBook Twitter chat by clicking here. (Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!)
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- Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!.
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