For many of us, it is the time of year where we begin the process of developing our schedules for the following year, therefore this is the perfect time for us to look at this very important piece of the learning puzzle.
With the advent of the Common Core and all of the other changes happening in education today, such as RtI, one of the biggest struggles is finding the time to make it all happen. How can we develop a schedule for success for all of the different things that we need to address. Do we prioritize and focus on a few things and let the other items go, or do we make sure that we cover all of the items put forth, but maybe not as in depth or with as much success, just to say we did it. These are many of the questions that we ask each and every day at all of our schools. Are we utilizing technology to help us offer more opportunities for learning for our students and are we focusing on students needs when we begin the development of our schedules.
Join us Sunday night on #edchatri, at 8 PM, as we look at these issues and share some possible solutions that we have uncovered. Find out what is working for many of us and perhaps it will work for you as well. See you then.
Eﬀective professional development enables educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students’ learning challenges. To be effective, professional development requires thoughtful planning followed by careful implementation with feedback to ensure it responds to educators’ learning needs. Educators who participate in professional development then must put their new knowledge and skills to work. Professional development is not eﬀective unless it causes teachers to improve their instruction or causes administrators to become better school leaders.
Join us Sunday night at 8 PM on #edchatri as we look at what it takes to develop effective professional development and how that effective PD will affect the future of education in our country, state, district and/or school.
Education has changed dramatically over the past few years due to the Race to the Top initiative and the major changes to the evaluation system. No longer are principals viewed as managers of buildings or department leaders as managers of their team, instead we are all asked to be instructional leader. However for some in leadership, who have been doing things a certain way for a long time this change or evolution is a difficult one. The breakthroughs in technology have made communication and collaboration much easier and as always learning from one another's successes is our goal, so join us Sunday night at 8PM on #edchatri as we discuss what is going on in our schools and district in regards to developing instructional leadership.
Don Miller -