One of the Kenan requirements this year was a PRL plan. A Personal Remote Learning plan. This is very similar to the Professional Development Plan that the state requires teachers to created and updated throughout the year. It was difficult at first to create the PRL plan this summer, not knowing what professional development would be offered throughout the school year. It did, however, allow me to start thinking in advance about how I would like to improve myself and what types of professional development I would like to participate in. I started out with the Data Literacy course but had to change it because of the requirements and time restraints.

The Kenan Fellows Program is unlike any other professional development that I have participated in. I can not tell you the number of times that I have been pushed outside of my comfort zone during the sessions and the week spent in Cullowhee. Even during the weeks spent at the museum, I was doing things that I never imagined I would do. I feel as though those experiences have helped me to become a better educator. I want to give my students experiences that take them out of their comfort zone and grow them as students.

Until next time…

PRLs and PDPs

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