For today's workshop we will be using online Forum Discussions as a way to:

  1. Model the use of 21st Century Skills/Technology
  2. Enable greater discussion than the typical workshop format would allow
  3. Collaborate
  4. Create a record of our ideas that can be used in the future

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?

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  • To evaluate my students progress and define deficiencies of each .
  • -Not applicable to your specific content area!
    -Show you things your already know!
    -Everyone assumes you have all perfect students!
  • Not enough time to incorporate in to the curriculum.
  • Too cookie cutter
  • Don't seem always apply to my "real" classroom.
  • Not relevant to our content area.
    Too much info overwhelms us.
  • Some mandatory PD doesn't relevant or useful. Resulting in the feeling of wasted time.
  • Most session are not relevant.
    Do not have enough time to implement what was learned.
  • Lack of follow up.

    No materials or strategies presented are applicable to my grade level, content, etc.
  • We get good information, but rarely have time to practice applying it prior to classroom implementation.
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