Helping Teachers Help Themselves

Posted by Jaime DonallyO

November 27, 2017


Have you ever been to a full day of professional development that was a complete waste of time? You came to the day of training with expectations to transform your classroom only to leave frustrated and exhausted. Unfortunately, we can all relate to those terrible PD days, but we can also relate to the wonderful trainings that challenged us to be our best.

 

The truth is that the way we learn should never be a “sit and get” but an interaction that includes all voices. I’ve been a fan of Edcamps because they include all participants as experts. We all have information to share and learn from one another and including the knowledge and experience from all educators is a powerful opportunity for growth.

 

We have incredible resources in our school communities and helping teachers help themselves is similar to our expectations in the classroom. We ask students to collaborate and learn from each other and our educators have the same opportunity. Providing the resources for personalized learning is the key to successful PD.

 

The personalized learning approach asks the educator to take ownership of their growth. The goal is to set up the resources that’s flexible, reliable and always available. Asking educators to provide their knowledge for the best of the community is a powerful way to strengthen the teaching and learning on campus.

 

Did you know that Hoonuit provides on-demand, custom content? The option to upload your own district training creates the flexibility to meet the needs of your community. Contact your representative for more information.

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