Professional Development

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  1. Torgie

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    Hello,

    I'm curious if anyone knows of a website to look for workshops or classes for continuing education for teachers?
     
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  3. bros

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    Check the union site - teachers association, whatever - the website might list CE/PD

    Also, universities in the area
     
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    Check with your state/district guidelines for 'what counts'.
     
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    It doesn't necessarily have to "count" for anything. I just like learning how to be a better teacher.
     
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    If you spending money for tuition and are a contracted teacher, you'll want course to count toward salary guide movement as well as professional growth.

    You could check out free courses on Coursera. Jo Boaler offered a great math course through that site a few years ago.
     
  7. Upsadaisy

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    Www.pbs.org and search for professional development.


    Also, go to the Annenberg Foundation website. Loads of great choices there.
     
  8. Pashtun

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    Find conferences in your area. Ask some of the teachers or your principal for the common conferences.

    Here in California I would recommend GATE, CABE(bilingual conference), CMC math conference.
     
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    My " highly qualified" status means I don't have to earn CLU units during the year, and there are no salary bumps for PD. So I choose PD that fits what I want to learn more about. Where you find it, depends on what you're looking for. I'm science and social studies, so I look to my state science and state social studies organizations. You also can do a search and find online book clubs. I've done a few of those recently and really like them. They've opened up PD I would never be able to find in my rural area. I've also been lucky and had some great PD through NASA. If you're science, check them out!
     

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