Creating Professional Development Opportunities

by: Mary L. Bigelow and Linda Froschauer

Even if your school does not require one, it’s important for you to have your own plan for continuing education. You can begin by generating a list of what you want to learn. Perhaps it is science-related content, or maybe it’s a teaching strategy you want to learn more about. You can easily identify these areas by keeping an ongoing list of ideas, beginning on the first day of school. Prioritize the topics and consider what amount of time you have available to dedicate to this new learning. This chapter provides many ways to help guide teachers in creating professional development opportunities for themselves.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/15/2012Stock # PB308X_9

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