Developing Effective Professional Learning

  • 5389,  Masters - ADL

    Implementing Professional Learning

    Research has shown that professional learning requires 5 key characteristics to create change. All too often, people who lead these courses fall back to the comfortable method of the sit and get model, negating the very lessons they are trying to impart. In the current century, it is time to…

  • 5313,  5389,  Learning Community,  Masters - ADL

    Contribution to Your Learning

    “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci  Contributions The members of my core group are: Tania Barrientos, Angel Crittend, and Sara Eder Self-Assessment Grade I was extremely active in my core group, consistently submitted my assignments on time, and took care to ensure all information was included.…

  • 5389,  Masters - ADL

    Planning the Professional Development

    All too often, teachers are subjected to sit’n’get learning that is frowned upon in the classroom. According to David Phillips (2014), people learn more when engaged and when stimulation is purposeful, meaningful, and direct. Yet, teachers are subjected to walls of text and excessive amounts of clever imagery to…

  • 5389,  Masters - ADL

    Call to Action

    “Insanity in individuals is something rare—but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.” (Nietzsche, 2014)     After fourteen years the current model of professional development has still not changed significantly. Educators are given exciting ideas to implement, but translating those new concepts to the classroom…