Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Ain't nobody got time for that!" -- or do they?

In the words of Sweet Brown - "Ain't nobody got time for that!"  Although that YouTube video is hilarious, I hear too many educators using the quote when it comes to professional development.

Professional development is a must in the field of education.  Things change and you have to stay current.  Right now, it is vital for educators to stay current with the introduction of Common Core State Standards and technology integration.

So, if I have to make time .. where can I go?  That is where these resources come in! 

Simple K12 offers professional development on a variety of topics through the use of 30 minute webinars conducted by experts in their field. These webinars can be viewed "live" or on demand.  Teachers can also join the conversation in the forums area.

Teaching Channel offers videos on multiple topics that range in length and depth of knowledge.  If you want to learn more about Common Core, for example, you can watch videos that give you a overview of the Common Core or a video of a teacher teaching a lesson on a specific standard.

Just these two site provide the professional development needed to help stay current in the field of education.  They don't take a lot of time and can be viewed at your own time.  So yes, you do have time for that!

So where do you go for professional development?  Share your professional development resources with me!


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