Professional Development

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by chemteach55, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. chemteach55

    chemteach55 Connoisseur

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    Why do they always do professional development at places with open internet access? Do we not learn anything from our students--where there is open internet, there will be playing on the internet:whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    We never have PD at places with open internet. :( It's usually at a school or other district building, so the super heavy-duty filter is in place. Sometimes we have PD at one of the big casinos, but those places always make you pay for internet access. Bah!

    It's a good thing that I don't really love using my Blackberry to browse the web--too clunky, slow, and tiny. I'm much more attentive than my iPhone-having friends. :lol:
     
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    My school has internet. A lot of the times teachers bring their laptops to take notes or to access programs which we are discussing. I honestly don't care if they go on the internet. If they don't want to focus that is fine. At some point the policing needs to stop and we need to allow people to take their own accountability.

    I'll start giving PD with my new teachers in the next month or so. If they want to doze off and ignore something I say that's great. I won't cut them slack though if they miss important information.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    It's rude for participants to be shopping for shoes during PD, but more often, I see participants looking up relevant info to what is being presented, taking notes, and during breaks checking email.:2cents:
     
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    I love having access to the internet during PD. Most of the time it is relavent to the topic and I just want to look up more information or get additional lesson ideas.
     
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    I know it is rude--my point was that being stuck in s classroom during my time off is bad. But honestly it was 100 degrees outside and 90 degrees inside the classroom and I had a guy talking about AP Biology--not a great combination to keep my attention. It was also meant as a joke--nobody likes to spend all their time off in professional development activities.
     

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