As long as we’re talking about summer—and who isn’t?—let’s talk about your plans for professional development. When I was a teacher active in the classroom, I was privileged to be living and working close to Boston, Massachusetts. For those of you who don’t know, there are about 714 colleges and universities in Boston (or so it seems). The opportunity to find a thrilling, informative, hands-on, unique, dynamic, you-name-it professional development workshop or seminar at one of these fine institutions (almost) made dealing with bumper-to-bumper traffic on 128 or 93 worth it.
While funds and time did not allow me to take advantage of this situation every summer, it did make me realize that teachers in other parts of the country might have to go about professional development in more creative ways.
What are your plans for professional development this summer? What’s the most unique thing you’ve done in a summer PD workshop? Share with us.