Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
For today's workshop we will be using online Forum Discussions as a way to:
This Forum Discussion has been created as a way to practice using Forum Discussions and to make sure that all participants are able to access the AFL Ning.
When Professional Development activities or topics haven’t been “all that you could ever hope for”, what has been the reason/problem?
1. Professional development often follows the very models we discourage from our teachers. We have all been in sessions where we have been lectured to or read to word-for-word from PowerPoint presentations.
2. I think that teachers also get frustrated that professional development doesn't allow for more interaction with teachers in their content area. I know how much I learn just from being able to talk to the other chorus teachers about what's happening in my classroom... sometimes those are the most valuable lessons I leave with.
3. There is a perception that professional development can feel very top-down, i.e. the administrators are the ones making the decisions about what is being offered. It can feel like we don't have as much input into the types of in-service that are offered.