One of the goals of Friday's professional development day was to avoid the dreaded "sit and get" style of professional learning and to get the staff active, involved, and invested. The effort started with the morning's focus on sharing ideas through EdCamp discussions (read more here) and continued with two-hour choice-based presentations. Staff members had 18 different sessions to choose from led by people from across the district, and the sessions were all built around the idea of learning and doing - learn a new practice or tool, then put those ideas into practice.
For more information about all of the amazing choice-based presentations that were offered, please click on read more below.
There were so many amazing sessions offered that many teachers wished they could be in more than one place at a time. If you are one of those teachers, if you would like more information about the session you attended, or if you are just curious and want to know more, please contact the presenters for each session. You can contact the presenter's name by email, or if a presenter's name is listed in gold below, clicking on their name will take you to their Twitter page.
Check out some photos from the sessions below!
This will be a resource built by the staff for the staff to encourage integration of 21st century skills into every student's learning.