The next few weeks will begin a journey of trying to put together a professional development plan. I really wish there was a class on this or some manual to follow.
It seems a bit daunting, but you never know until you try...right?
Our goal is to take results from an awareness/skills inventory (See results below), and create a kind of IEP for each staff member. Then once a month, we will offer two to four mini lessons for staff to attend based on their needs (teacher led).
The one constant, regardless of what this "program" looks like at the end of the day, is that kids need knowledgeable teachers to mentor and guide them through their learning. We want to match our high-quality teachers with high-quality technology tools.
We are not looking to reinvent the wheel, so if you have any ideas, please feel free to share. More to come...