Virginia schools moving beyond traditional PD, the tell-all

Interesting article from over at edSurge on changing the way we do PD for teachers.

” “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” John Kennedy intended to say in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

These words are as relevant to us today in Albemarle County as they were when John Kennedy asked America to relearn the world – through efforts such as the Peace Corps – and relearn the universe – through the then seemingly improbable “moon shot.” If our students are to be successful in today’s increasingly complex and demanding global environment, we must be constantly learning and we must be modeling learning. To do that we must help our educators develop the learning and leadership skills which help our children learn to become leaders.

This only happens when professional learning supports educators in becoming “makers” of their own learning and not simply consumers and re-transmitters. Professional learning in our district is not found in “one size fits all” training packages created by corporations or even universities. It is discovered through the research and imagination of our highly innovative professionals.”

more of the article here: https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-01-21-makers-of-their-own-learning-albemarle-s-moon-shot

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