Today was a professional development (PD)day for my district. Students begin Monday, the 31st. This was the most productive PD day I've spent with my English colleagues. I feel as though we not only accomplished something but I'm also being challenged to learn new ideas and concepts.
The best part of the day? Establishing book studies with our colleagues. We wrote down titles of books that we'd like to learn more about and then signed up for the book we wanted to study. We'll meet as a group, read and discuss the book, and then create a presentation for our next PD day in April. This is relevant professional development that allows teacher's to have a choice and a voice in what we do. Finally. This was a successful day.
Days like this gear me up and excite me to get in the classroom. And I think that's what PD should be about --energizing and exciting teachers to go implement what they learned.
Props to those who made this day happen.