The February 14th district professional development day was all about taking control of PD and learning out loud.
To learn more about the day and all of the incredible ideas that were shared, please click on read more below and check in later for more posts!
The day started off with Claudia Howerton, PDC Chair, welcoming the staff and explaining the goals for the day, followed by a short video while giving the teachers the power to control the direction of their own learning.
Michelle Nebel followed with an overview the day's structure: EdCamp sessions followed by choice-based sessions with speed discussions to close out the day. Michelle then shared a story about her 11-year-old daughter, Livy, taking control of her own learning as Livy participated in EdCamp St. Louis over the weekend. Livy was entranced by all of the opportunities she learned about, and Michelle challenged the teachers to take control of their learning just like Livy did.
With that, the day's learning took off with EdCamp discussions facilitated by teachers from across the district.
The EdCamp sessions were:
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