Monday, June 27, 2011

Thoughts about Professional Development

Tomorrow, I'm heading off to a two day seminar at USC for the Summer Gifted Institute and Demonstration School.  A couple of days ago, I wasn't sure I would go after finding out that I may not actually be teaching fifth grade next year.  (Due to an increase in enrollment, there may be too many students for a GATE cluster.) But the fact of the matter is, professional development is always beneficial and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn first hand from Sandra Kaplan on "Scholarly Attributes" and "Think like a Disciplinarian" stuff.  So I will be heading out tomorrow with all the working people who travel to Los Angeles every day!

I think that no matter what, teachers can always benefit from professional development and collaboration with others outside their own school site.  When I stop learning more, that will be the day I know it is time to give up teaching!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. Teachers like us never stop learning :). I was thinking what would I gain from the technology preconference since I'm not even teaching, but then I thought about some of the sessions and thought better to learn something new...I could always learn about tech. like blogs and podcasts. Would love to hear about your DI conference!!