Some key takeaways from this chat include:
- Twitter, edcamps, and blogs are "go-to" sources of Professional Learning for many. Professional conferences and school/district workshops are also useful opportunities to engage in Professional Learning. In addition to these, one of my personal "go-to" sources is Reflective Practice.
- Many rely on modeling and engaging in conversations about Professional Learning opportunities as a means to get colleagues involved in more sustained learning. Several participants mentioned it is often difficult to get other educators to move beyond those required workshops/in-services. Digital badges was mentioned as one way to possibly motivate others to seek out additional learning opportunities beyond those required by schools.
- Participants feel that more professional learning opportunities are needed with regard to the following topics: Poverty, Technology, LGBT issues, Differentiation, Guided Reading, Communication, Self-Harm, Suicide, Abuse.
Please share your thoughts about Professional Learning to keep this conversation going.