7 Ways To Provide Successful Professional Development to ALL Staff Members … Successfully!

Ask the Tech Coach Episode 21

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several strategies for working with staff members to provide the best professional development possible.

What are the best ways to provide professional development?

  • Face to Face (1:1)
    • Working with teachers privately
    • Classrooms
    • Hallways
    • School Meeting Rooms
    • Tech Coach office
  • Face to Face (1: Group)
    • Lunch and Learns
  • After School vs During School
    • Hands-on / Guided vs Lecture-based
  • Small Group vs Large Group Presentations
    • Video-Based Learning (Passive)Screencast vs Creative Videos
  • Online Learning Modules
    • Learning Management System
    • Google Sites
    • Google Forms
    • LIVE Online Hangouts
  • Top-down vs volunteer
    • Unconference or EDcamp Style
  • Microdentials (Badging PD)
  • Where should administrators be during professional development?
  • Should you treat Weekday PD as if it were Weekend PD?
  • Choosing the right presentation topic / title / description.


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Question: What are your tips and tricks for providing the best professional learning experiences for your staff? 

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