What am I doing to further PD in my own school?
On Day 26 of my 30 Day Blog Challenge I talked about how I use twitter to develop my PLN and how many ideas I get from my PLN. Then I had @davidwees leave me a comment that read:
"One question I have is, how do you share your professional learning with your local in-school network?"
I am very at ease with students, but I have a weakness for being in front of peers. I know I have great ideas and I have a passion for learning and teaching, but I am afraid of getting negative reactions to trying to help my local in-school network with their professional development.
This question has stayed with me because at the time I didn't have a really good answer. Well this morning I woke up thinking about this question and decided that I need to put my money where my mouth is. On my drive to school this morning, I thought up an informal meeting that I could host for my colleagues that would have a different topic each time. I picture these meetings to be like a twitter chat where we all learn from each other. I know that I can learn so much from my colleagues and right now there isn't a platform to do that. I will fill that void and see who wants to join me. Part of me is a little scared that no one will show up, but I know that I can learn from failure.
My plan is to develop ideas for topics and build a format to facilitate these meetings. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions for me or if you have any topic ideas.
Thanks @davidwees for inspiring me and wish this "newbie" luck!
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~John Quincy Adams