Monday, October 13, 2008
Does PD= Learning?
@teach42 Sorry, but my response to this tweet is going to be just a few more than 140 characters... I know you want to know how much of pd/learning is self directed. So I found it interesting that so many folks shared high percentages of self directed professional development. I started to wonder if it is because the folks on twitter are innovators ~that we like to experiment and lean things on our own or on our own with others....but then I thought again, I have been to many workshops where the presenter stands before the teachers delivering content from a well crafted script, with little differentiation or understanding of needs of the audience. They have a very well planned professional development workshop, designed to deliver a message that we should learn. Ivlisten as teachers all grumble ...
I wonder @teach42 if the better question to ask...is not what kind of PD are you involved with, but what you learn best from...AND WHY!!!!!
If we asked these questions about professional development...what motivates us to learn....if it was infused into our professional LEARNING practice, perhaps it would filter down into instruction as well.
Now I pose my twitter poll...
Is attending a professional development....workshop, conference, lecture...you fill in the blanks, and learning the same? Go ahead...answer me here...I'll give you >140 characters...thoughts?