I'm only a week and a half in to summer, and I've already earned 24 hours of professional development. Our district is awesome in that if we take 18 approved hours in the summer, we get those days waived during the school year. So far I've taken a week long course on "Classroom Instruction That Works". It was really good with a wonderful presenter. She very much embraced the web2.0 philosophy, and because I'm on a one-to-one campus that was really helpful. She had some great free tools for us to use on the net, and she gave us a lot of time to explore and discuss. Later this summer I have a mandatory 2 day training on our new state assessment, but my best friend is giving it, so I'm sure it will be good. At the end of the summer, my district is bringing in Kelly Gallagher ( of Readicide, Deeper Reading, Reading Reasons fame) and Jeff Anderson (Everyday Editing, Mechanically Inclined)! Each is giving a one day workshop, and I can't WAIT. Our district bought the grammar/writing series that they both contributed to, so they will be out often over the next year or so. I'm definitely going to be a bit like a groupie with them and at least get my books autographed. :wub: Is anyone else taking some good classes this summer?