What is professional development?

No matter if it’s a presentation on display or that we listen to, in a group activity, a lecture, discussion, or anything before, after, or in-between, professional development is for the individual to develop. Why do most Professional Development Sessions I attend fall short?

Let me elaborate. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus or complain. My reason for this post is to question the physical professional developments I have attended in the last year. Why? What was the end result of these professional development sessions? What was supposed to be my take-away?

I haven’t visited one of my favorite Ning’s in a while, Connecting Content and Technology, but this is one resource I would count as an aid to professional development. Heck , Twitter is another GREAT resource. Somehow I feel that my administration, or the School District I am affiliated with would disagree.

What do you think?

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One thought on “What is professional development?

  1. […] is much to be said about rapport, style of teaching, and Professional Development that weigh in on the same person doing the job for a period of time. I think this is overlooked by […]

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