This coming school year will be my 10th year as a teacher. This coming summer will be my greatest summer of Professional Development EVER!
Let’s take a look at my next few weeks:
May 31, 2014: EdCamp Duval in Jacksonville, FL
June 5, 6, 7, 2014: EdCamp USA in Washington D.C.
June 14, 2014: EdCamp Leon in Tallahassee, FL
June 25, 26, 2014: Google Teacher Academy in Atlanta, GA
These dates are in addition to some training I’m conducting for my district with iPad teachers in our 1:1 program and some additional webinars I’m conducting for Simple K12.
If you’re not able to attend any of these events, check out the EdCamp wiki. In just the next 3 months, there are an astounding 53 EdCamps taking place all over the world. Almost certainly there is one within a few hours drive of where you live.
In these times of budget cuts and lack of understanding (by some administrators) of the importance of professional development, it becomes more and more necessary for teachers to seek out their own PD. There are plenty of opportunities for PD out there, we just need to seek them out.
It’s going to be a CRAZY summer but I couldn’t be more excited about it.