The district I sub in is offering professional development for their subs and I'm so excited about it! Not only is it a way to increase our daily pay (yay!!!!!) but it's a great way to stay up on what's going on in the district and to familiarize people who don't have a teaching background with teaching. I took my first one a couple days back - subbing in the FLS/ELS classroom (something I'd always avoided out of just simply not knowing what to expect in those types of classes). Today I'm taking a SPED class which I'm also excited about because even though I've subbed in SPED before, I haven't done it often and this'll give me way more info and strategies. I'm taking as many of the classes as I can fit into my schedule, except for the pre-k one (because I've taught pre-k before) and the high school one (because I know I wouldn't be successful with that age group). They're also talking about setting up a PD for subs based around ALICE because they're implementing that in the district this year. I think it'd be super helpful. I also think it'd be pretty great if they'd offer some more academic based PDs, especially for those of us who are certified teachers. For districts that don't offer PD of any kind how do subs go about continuing their training and education in your area? Are there other districts out there that do this kind of thing for subs?