Types of Professional Development

Discussion in 'General Education' started by EMonkey, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. EMonkey

    EMonkey Connoisseur

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    Feb 17, 2011

    I am curious after looking at the end of another thread-what kinds of professional development is offered in your district or county ed system?

    My district/county often offers:

    Arts integration credential training

    Art training in drama, visual arts, and music and cultural integration

    Math

    ESL

    History Project

    Tech training

    Science

    East Bay Writers Project

    Those are just a few I can remember. We usually get pages of things being offered every year. The ones from the county cost some money while the district ones are free if not paid for.
     
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  3. KateL

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    Wow, that's great. My district only offers EDI training (explicit direct instruction) and trainings whenever we adopt a new textbook series. Oh, and there are the BTSA classes to clear our credentials. That's it!
     
  4. Sshintaku

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    Right now, ours looks like this:

    ELL/SDAIE training

    Random PD offerings at your school site (curriculum development, new tech systems, etc).
     
  5. TeacherApr

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    We have random PD trainings.
    One was a serious waste of time for me. It was something about lesson planning and what to include in your lessons and instruction or something. It broke it down piece by piece and I had a hard time following along. Come to realize, I had been doing this for years and had learned about it in 1997when I was in college for education and had been doing it automatically. I had a hard time going "backwards". It was boring and a waste.
     

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