I was so excited to participate in CUE's Rockstar PD, TOSA, edition this weekend. I have had great experiences at big CUE conferences in Napa and Palm Springs, so I hoped that the smaller setting and longer sessions would result in an even better experience. I was not disappointed!
My Key Take Aways
1. Better PD Structures One of the key inspirations I wanted was a better way to lead PD for my teachers. My workshops follow a traditional listen and learn format. I have been looking for more engaging ways to model best teaching practices.
Think of it like a meal. Ryan O'Donnell suggested that you include these elements in every PD session.
2. Tools All four of the sessions I attended had me walking away with ideas for making my life easier. Some of them were tools I was already using with new ideas, others were totally new.