Well, it seems as though our senior administration with the blessing of the board of trustees has recognized the importance of professional development from the personal perspective, for the need for educators to explore, learn, and collaborate on ideas and foci of their own volition. Top-down mandated professional development was never successful in School District. Partly because it was so poorly organized. Trying to be everything to everyone. Educators are different. Their interest are, too. And even how we learn is vastly represented at staff meetings and other group ‘functions’.
Yesterday, in my email was a note with an attachment
It seems that the message is getting through. But I’m still not convinced until the funding to support such a vision is forthcoming. We all know that talk is (especially in public education) very cheap…