As part of my Kenan Fellow Internship I created a Personal Remote Learning plan that will allow me to attend professional development of my choosing. My plan is to attend the Policy Summit in July of 2017. Though, I have not been able to complete my PRL, the process of choosing my own path is exciting.
Many times as educators we are told what our professional development is going to be and we show up. The buy in for these professional development sessions are low unless the teachers have asked for specific sessions. Kenan Fellows has allowed us to pick our own professional development, which in turn has allowed me to improve on something I have a passion for.
This is a process that schools may want to adapt to help increase the level of effectiveness of professional development. Below is an article from ASCD called “When Teachers Drive Their Learning”.