07-12-15 Chat Archive

ALL THINGS PD with @craigyen

  1. 5th Grade teacher from CA and excited to mod tonight while vacationing in Kona.  #txeduchat http://t.co/EB6lV5QAqM
    5th Grade teacher from CA and excited to mod tonight while vacationing in Kona. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/EB6lV5QAqM
  2. Princess from Garland,TX. Just got back from a "working vacation"in Vegas! "Met" Halle Berry lol #txeduchat http://t.co/YQdbnbfs0f
    Princess from Garland,TX. Just got back from a "working vacation"in Vegas! "Met" Halle Berry lol #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/YQdbnbfs0f
  3. Tom in N. Texas, ed consultant w/ @ESCRegion11 Amazing vacation this year rocked = Philadelphia! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/lM0AADvRNz
  4. Trey AP in McKinney.  Vacationing in Austin with my family and a visit to @ThinkeryATX #txeduchat http://t.co/aCaUHpF35M
    Trey AP in McKinney. Vacationing in Austin with my family and a visit to @ThinkeryATX #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/aCaUHpF35M
  5. Nick, Blended Learning Specialist, DFW, don't be blown away by greatness of vaca photo. My family in TN #txeduchat http://t.co/JBkG7a5Wkj
    Nick, Blended Learning Specialist, DFW, don't be blown away by greatness of vaca photo. My family in TN #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/JBkG7a5Wkj
  6. Suzette, high school Math teacher, CA. It's staycation for me! View of the sunset from our backyard. #txeduchat http://t.co/ykanqSFJNq
    Suzette, high school Math teacher, CA. It's staycation for me! View of the sunset from our backyard. #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/ykanqSFJNq
  7. Hey #txeduchat! I'm Aaron Hogan, hs AP in College Station, TX. Here's my kids playing at a small Legoland recently http://t.co/FKtCdZ354S
    Hey #txeduchat! I'm Aaron Hogan, hs AP in College Station, TX. Here's my kids playing at a small Legoland recently pic.twitter.com/FKtCdZ354S
  8. Whitney here from North Texas. Here is my favorite vacation photo of @Tom_Kilgore so far this summer #txeduchat http://t.co/vkRrPMVLlE
    Whitney here from North Texas. Here is my favorite vacation photo of @Tom_Kilgore so far this summer #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/vkRrPMVLlE
  9. Jessica, instructional coach from TX just back from an awesome vacation in Cali and Denver #txeduchat http://t.co/EIkLnJpA20
    Jessica, instructional coach from TX just back from an awesome vacation in Cali and Denver #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/EIkLnJpA20
  10. Kharima from Houston,TX I enjoyed family time in Maryland for the 4th of July  #TXeduchat http://t.co/n8xy9drXg6
    Kharima from Houston,TX I enjoyed family time in Maryland for the 4th of July #TXeduchat pic.twitter.com/n8xy9drXg6
  11. Melissa IC from Katy ISD in San Antonio for Visible Learning Conference. Visited my home state for vacay #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/GULcmQGogy
  12. I found Nathan's vacation photo! #txeduchat It was good to see you and our daughter loved meeting the GlitterSNARK! http://t.co/e7XWzDwVMt
    I found Nathan's vacation photo! #txeduchat It was good to see you and our daughter loved meeting the GlitterSNARK! pic.twitter.com/e7XWzDwVMt
  13. Q1) Describe one of your favorite Professional Development experiences. What made it special? #txeduchat
  14. A1. My favorite PD experience was 10 years ago when I took my first online course w/ another T. #txeduchat
  15. A1: We did a poverty simulation a few years ago to briefly experience the struggles and obstacles Ss who live in poverty face #txeduchat
  16. A1: Any PD session in which the presenter has engaged me. Reading from the PP… Naa! I like hands on! #txeduchat
  17. A1: each summer our district does a principals' field trip/training experience. Love sharing & learning with other local leaders #txeduchat
  18. A1: We also did vision walks at campuses in other districts to talk about changing instruction. Definitely stuck with me. #txeduchat
  19. A1: Next 2 my Twitter PLN, it was a Moodle collaboration with educ8rs across the state on tech innovation in schools #txeduchat
  20. A1: Favorite PD is where there are lots of choices. You get to choose what is relevant. #TXeduchat
  21. #txeduchat A1 It amazes me how when edu's mention favorite PD experiences, they always highlight the personal connections.
  22. A1: #notatiste15 was pretty spectacular as well. Tons of great resources, not to mention fun! #txeduchat
  23. Q2) How does your school or district support your professional development? #txeduchat
  24. A2: As administrators we try to attend as many PD sessions that our teachers go to as possible. Show support! #txeduchat
  25. A2: 1:my principal spreads out conf invites across the school so many can go at some point. 2:District buys prof books on request #TXeduchat
  26. A2: The leader/s in my department let us know ab various PD opportunities available and if they are able to they will fund them #txeduchat
  27. A2: District does build PD days into annual calendar also. #txeduchat
  28. A2: My principal is quick to try new ideas that will help challenge all teachers to develop as learners. Risks are supported. #txeduchat
  29. A2 My district sent me to a great Region 10 Principal's PD. They brought in @globalearner @kimbearden #region10 #txeduchat
  30. @aaron_hogan @TechNinjaTodd A1 for me it was attending edcamp in Austin last summer @rrisdpd. Such great folks & conversation #txeduchat
  31. Hi, Julie from MA. I teach second grade. Hoping to join your chat (a little late). #txeduchat
  32. A2: I asked on a whim to go - my prin sent 12 staff members-all love it #txeduchat
  33. @theignitEDteach Are there any self-directed opportunities? What about informal PD like this on Twitter? #txeduchat
  34. Learning for teachers and Ss should be the same. Differentiated. What they need! #txeduchat
  35. Aldine also offers a super Saturday staff dev for T's to get PD #txeduchat
  36. A2 Current district is great.. They get together with other small districts to provide technology conferences during summer... #txeduchat
  37. A2: It really hasn't met my needs so I've turned elsewhere. #txeduchat
  38. @craigyen I have asked for PD money for the librarians. I'm hoping to get it after we got our big budget increase last year. #txeduchat
  39. RT @Tom_Kilgore: @treyw97 @ThinkeryATX Nice Trey, we made it to the @ScienceMill in Johnson City, was a great learning vacation! #txeduchat
  40. @craigyen They're willing to try and push things, which I appreciate. #txeduchat
  41. @DebbyCall6 I set up #ifttt to be able to catch everything. STILL going through tweets. #txeduchat
  42. A2) We choose our own PD over the summer rather than the district trying to find a one-size-fits-all training. #txeduchat
  43. A2. We partnered with @CatawbaCollege to offer relevant PD to educators in our district for free! #txeduchat
  44. @txjeffery saw you RT something from #txeduchat & was thrilled. there are some GREAT ed hashtag chats out there. #upei21c
  45. RT @craigyen: Q2) How does your school or district support your professional development? #txeduchat
  46. @daisyray215 that happens when ur ldr is connected. not all are like that or value that type of learning/leadership. #txeduchat
  47. Hi, I'm Amy from MO and joining in late. With the @KarenSnethen PDC from Fulton School district! #txeduchat
  48. A2: innovative tech cons, teacher-led district con, and personal PLC/PLN time within depts., across campuses and district. #txeduchat
  49. .@craigyen #txgoo team was very generous. They offered our teachers a large discount. Hands down the best PD I've attended. #txeduchat
  50. We are an IL SIG (School Improvement Grant) elem. school. PD is ongoing. PD/Coaching/Walk-through/additional PD = cycle #TXeduchat
  51. A1-Google PD--we used the time to create our google site, with experts on hand for ?s #txeduchat
  52. A2: Aligning PD with needs, provide funding oppors, allowing input for school & dist. PD #txeduchat
  53. RT @mwaiksnis A2 our district @RSSinformation sent 250 teachers to ISTE this year!! #txeduchat Would LOVE to go to #ISTE !! #txeduchat
  54. A2- Our district supports us by empowering us to find & go to conferences. Supports our growth #txeduchat
  55. @treyw97 I agree! I set up #ifttt for that and for #iplza15. I'm STILL going through tweets! #txeduchat
  56. A2. We also held a district edcamp which was a great success! #txeduchat
  57. A2 School is committed to PD for faculty and staff. Have a PD Grant Committee Ppl #txeduchat many opportunities to further learning
  58. #txeduchat A2 - Don't really understand what Ds is doing, but they do seem to be trying. Not a fit for me. But then Tw chats fill in the gap
  59. @NKeithBlend Our district does this… but they end up being a “thrown together” day that is a waste of time! Sad #txeduchat
  60. A2 My principal is very supportive of PD which is awesome #txeduchat
  61. A2: Use late starts to form common assessments for PLCs, offers PD in summer to earn flex time. Created @iPadpalooza #txeduchat #iplza15
  62. Q2: Our district offers a lot in house. Hosting edcamp in the fall for local districts to join in on #txeduchat
  63. A2 Our school has Tech classes we can sign up for before or after school. Even Lunch and Learns. #txeduchat
  64. A2: Very happy with PD provided. Great learning opportunities as well as opportunities to implement new learning. #txeduchat
  65. @theignitEDteach Great to hear, I think that many folks learn best when they get to choose & it is non-traditional #txeduchat
  66. @mwaiksnis We're doing one in October. What's something you learned that might help us? #txeduchat
  67. A2: I had the opportunity to attend #nctm in Boston. Books, PD built in, extended work days on Wednesdays. #txeduchat
  68. A2 Instructional Technology Specialists in Aldine put on a Conference @TCCA12 to help support our teachers and administrators . #TXeduchat
  69. A2 our super always seeks out opportunists to send Ts for PD. always makes it a gr8 fit! #txeduchat
  70. Karly, TOSA from CA. Popping in to give my Cali colleague @craigyen a shout out 👍 #txeduchat
  71. Please do! RT @Tom_Kilgore: @ScienceMill @treyw97 What a GREAT facility focused on learning! Want to come back soon! #txeduchat
  72. A2 if your starts with a PowerPoint, you should leave immediately #txeduchat @craigyen
  73. @joshua_shepard Agreed. In those cases it'd be better to just have worktime in your classroom... #txeduchat
  74. A2: Late start days for common planning are awesome!! #txeduchat
  75. A2) Very supportive. They are hosting the Ipadpalooza. We have early dismissal 1x a month for PD. Excellent opportunities! #txeduchat
  76. @Tom_Kilgore collaborating with others at confs/EdCamps. lrning what others are doing & sharing ideas! #txeduchat
  77. A1. must also mention the fantastic Crafting Freedom educator workshop I attended a couple of years back put on by NEH. #txeduchat
  78. A2 Our district offers summer PD that Ts present. Lots of great learning. Ts are paid to present. Ts who attend have PD credit. #txeduchat
  79. @MrBermanMath I love lunch n' learns! I try to hold one monthly for my Ts! Also we have PD Roundtables-open, voluntary chats #TXeduchat
  80. A2 My campus is going in the right direction. Teacher-led PD, more collaborative on & off campus, teacher choices! #txeduchat
  81. @nathan_stevens @craigyen But it's acceptable if it's a powerpoint telling you how students don't learn well from lectures. #txeduchat
  82. A2 at a precious school I encouraged Teachers to use Twitter for their goal based eval. #txeduchat
  83. @Isham_Literacy I am going to set those up this year for the faculty at my high school. Hopefully I will get some takers! #txeduchat
  84. @MsMarshallCMS That is really sad :( How can they say no?!?! Glad you found twitter! #txeduchat
  85. @craigyen I think it depends on the topic. Principal, Assistant Principals, Teacher Leaders and Teachers present #txeduchat
  86. @AmyHeavin @MrBermanMath I'm hoping to bring lunch n learns to my campus periodically this year. #txeduchat
  87. A1. was hands-on with lots of movement and discussion with educators from all over the US. life-changing #txeduchat
  88. If you live in the Fort Worth area, check out @EdCampPCTX15 hosted by our district in the fall #txeduchat
  89. Also supports summer pd where our own teacher experts conduct workshops. Would also love to do an edcamp type pd day #TXeduchat
  90. Wonder how many Ds do in house PD vs outsourcing...ours outsources most to Region Service Center #txeduchat
  91. A2; Innovative teachers  - can create PD proposals to show how they will actually help the bottom line! #txeduchat http://t.co/UcwRWRqn0n
    A2; Innovative teachers - can create PD proposals to show how they will actually help the bottom line! #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/UcwRWRqn0n
  92. @juliemosgrober Any books that stand out? Do you do studies & report/share learning afterward Julie? #txeduchat
  93. @Isham_Literacy I'm going to make this one of my goals this year during the school year. Love the lunch and learn idea! #txeduchat
  94. A2: In my opinion the PD for urban and high needs schools lack in quality. #txeduchat
  95. Great ideas happening tonight at the #txeduchat feed! Check it out! #ECE
  96. Our access to conference PD is site dependent and subject to principal approval. That said, is minimal #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/KarlyMoura/status/620402802691407872 
  97. A2- Our district plans to give T's time to explore their interests/needs this year as part of our regular PD structure. #txeduchat
  98. Fake Q3 if @craigyen and I started a YouTube show called "Keeping it Fake" would you watch it? #txeduchat
  99. A2: @TCCA12 is a great PD. I also get great ideas and training every year #txeduchat
  100. Q3) What’s one way that you involve others in the professional development process? #txeduchat
  101. @LMurray_ This past year there was a great deal geared towards technology, which was very beneficial. #TXeduchat
  102. A3: When I do back to school PD this year, I'm giving Ts ten tech tools and letting them choose what THEY want to learn about. #txeduchat
  103. A2: I work in Northwest ISD & our district does an outstanding job providing & promoting teachers. Looking forward to @1toWorld #txeduchat
  104. My district requires us to have so many hour of Pd. #txeduchat
  105. @yabooksandmore @Isham_Literacy The school librarians in NM will be setting up our own monthly PD through an ABC-CLIO grant. #txeduchat
  106. A3: We have a great group of instructional coaches who help map out our year of PD. #txeduchat
  107. *smile* I love to live tweet from conferences. Will periscope more as I learn at local events. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/mrs_buttler/status/620403234696343552 
  108. @craigyen opportunity for conversation - Ts have to make the content their own, b/c they will be using it in their class not me #txeduchat
  109. RT @craigyen: Q3) What’s one way that you involve others in the professional development process? #txeduchat
  110. @craigyen A3 have it open ended where others can add to the learning. We are all co-learners #txeduchat
  111. A3: I was trying to put together something new over the summer for PD, so I went and asked teachers to help me make it better. #txeduchat
  112. A3 I've sent out Google Forms asking what teachers want to learn. I try to include those subjects via articles, tweets, etc #txeduchat
  113. @DebbyCall6 Is it in learning software or how to implement or both? #txeduchat
  114. We're on the other side of PD #txeduchat - we tailor all PD to the teachers' needs and school resources.
  115. A3: We began asking Ts to be the presenters this yr...they are the experts...also use @TodaysMeet for feedback #txeduchat
  116. @MrBermanMath @craigyen Completely AGREE! If admin isn't invested in edutech & itsimplications,there won't be movement on campus #txeduchat
  117. Apologies for those that had their answer pre-typed out... I pulled a switcheroo. #txeduchat
  118. A3 Twitter. When I am at a conference I tweet away! I stick handles to Ts from my building who would use #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/MrHowardFMS/status/620403365877387264 
  119. @KarlyMoura Do you get a little PD per person, or just generally none at all? What about non monitory support? #TxEduChat
  120. A3 We always start with a Google Doc and we brain storm together. Even on vacation! #txeduchat
  121. #txeduchat A3 Invite them to hashtag conversations, share blogs, provide presentations.
  122. A3: I was talking with a friend who has a come and learn day. No plans, they ask T what they want to know and then teach it #txeduchat
  123. @amyrollmann @MrBermanMath My leadership team brainstorms & then we set it! Driven by Ts most important! #TXeduchat
  124. A3: plan/offer pd based on where I see a need & I ask Ts what they want to learn, also org annual tech academy where Ts teach Ts #txeduchat
  125. #txeduchat A3 Help them. Find out their needs and introduce them to solutions.
  126. A3.Have committees that plan PD from SMART goals that are developed from data. Each step on way Ts are involved to walkthroughs #txeduchat
  127. A3: teacher design team to brainstorm ideas & help plan/present. Lots of input from staff abt training needs #txeduchat
  128. @craigyen I like to ask the teachers what they want to learn. They give me a week to develop it. It has to be interactive, too! #txeduchat
  129. @Owl_b_TorresEdu Most of the time its the larger D's are DIY. I'm at an esc and its most small but some large too. #txeduchat
  130. A3: Making use of surveys and needs assessments; gathering qualitative and quantitative information. #txeduchat
  131. A3: we have a committee for PD. This year will collaborate with the PLC lead team to get all on same page. #TXeduchat
  132. A3: 1:Asking other tchrs to join book studies 2:asking Tchrs to present and conf w/me 3: sharing recs for apps etc w/others #txeduchat
  133. A3 well @WISDTechGuru & I ask what everyone wants 2 learn and invite others in district to teach as well. Everyone has something #txeduchat
  134. .@Owl_b_TorresEdu a good thing or not? could other teachers be leading PD? #txeduchat
  135. @cmsmitchell @yabooksandmore #txeduchat Our Instr. Technologist set the classes up. Most were run by Ts who shared their knowledge.
  136. A3: I share new ideas that I have learned via my FB group, blog and with my team members during the school year. #txeduchat
  137. As an IC I survey Ts and meet 1-1 w/ them about goals to tailor PD #txeduchat
  138. A3: Be open to trying new things. At the start of year have a EDcamp day so that you can see what needs/interests of your Ts are #txeduchat
  139. A2: Supports me in allowing me to go to different confs. #txeduchat
  140. A3: We're going to be talking about using choice to challenge all learners, so I made sure we had good choices for Ts during PD. #txeduchat
  141. @AmyHeavin @MrBermanMath We've had some "lunch & learns" I LOVE them but not ever bodies cup of tea #txeduchat
  142. A3: We will have Ts doing PD this yr. I signed up to share my new learning. Twitter, @SkypeClassroom, global collaboration. #txeduchat
  143. A3- My leadership team brainstorms ideas for PD needed, then we make it happen. So important Ts involved in process & lead! #TXeduchat
  144. @buildteem once every 6weeks during school. Librarians across district meet at dif campuses w/input on what our PLC is about #txeduchat
  145. #txeduchat A3 I started presenting (3x) at @eLearningGuild conferences what I learn via #EdCamp #cue and chats
  146. @KarenSnethen I can see this being very helpful. One person isn’t deciding for everyone. Love that! #txeduchat
  147. I don’t think some of you are giving yourselves enough credit. U R providing some of the best PD yourself! Twitter! Celebr8 U! #txeduchat
  148. A3 We survey, many building lead teams help plan. My building did personalized professional development. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/KarenSnethen/status/620403736515579904 
  149. A3: Seek out PD desires, share PD oppors with others, collab on creating PD for colleagues #txeduchat
  150. A3 I organized a summer book group on improving school culture #txeduchat
  151. @craigyen Seeing as you're an #EdCamp fanatic if you find yourself in TX in Oct, join us! We'd love to have ya! #txeduchat #EdCampKaty :-)
  152. @craigyen Often times presenter is so busy filling the room w/ their own ideas they don't leave room for others #txeduchat
  153. A3: Book studies, Twitter chats, using your committees and having teachers present #txeduchat
  154. @buildteem Definitely think our Ts could lead a lot of the PD...our ESC does a good job as well #txeduchat
  155. @craigyen @MsMarshallCMS I guess we are very fortunate at my site to be able to run our own PDs (based on T need) & P supports #txeduchat
  156. @treyw97 #txeduchat Thats good, but oddly I don't think Ts always know what they want to learn... I always feel like a deer in headlights...
  157. @txeduchat #txeduchat A2 Hi, checking in late from Pgh, provides PD during our days, some Ts attend confer during yr, some Ts lead PD
  158. A3: Ask teachers who are outstanding in what they do to design and present Professional Development. #txeduchat
  159. A3: I use reflective que. 2get Ts 2realize there own needs for PD #txeduchat
  160. @craigyen I only plan 15 mins of what I do. Just roll with it. Drives others nuts #txeduchat
  161. A3: my team is awesome and on board with pd! It can be hard to get others on board. I just hope our enthusiasm is contagious #txeduchat
  162. A3 involve others in planning personal PD via @SurveyMonkey @padlet & Twitter #txeduchat ...btw 5th gr T CA stopping in #techsummitpasoIII
  163. Q3: I surveyed teachers on what they wanted. Worked with a group of teacher leaders to provide different PD sessions. #txeduchat
  164. @juliemosgrober @burgessdave Was one campus-wide PD book this year & theme as well! It rocked to have learners "learning like" #txeduchat
  165. #txeduchat A3 I like to send several links to educational articles I find or are shared with me on Twitter. Also share with admin team.
  166. @LMurray_ Both. This year we had a Digital Learning Day. Full day of tech PD. Ss/Ts presenting. Tons of new learning. #TXeduchat
  167. #txeduchat A3 monitor my data results-note the trends and look for PD to improve my teaching in low areas
  168. Q3) Committees and communication.We throw stuff on a schedule and expect people to catch everything. Communicate early and often #txeduchat
  169. That's it for me. Bed time for my 3 yr old. Will check the hashtag later! #txeduchat
  170. A3 We use twitter reflection following our PD. We have used storify to sum it up. #txeduchat
  171. A3: no answer for this- will follow and see if I can get some ideas! #txeduchat
  172. A3: it's simple....just ask! Also take advantage of your campus leadership team...you chose them for a reason #txeduchat
  173. The National Academic Press has some free, especially research based, material.  http://www.nap.edu/  #TxEduChat
  174. A3 Share my Twitter experience... How it's helped me grow as a T... I hope to present at some district Tech PD this year #txeduchat
  175. @conniehamilton I'll let you know what they say about that at #EdCampLDR .. lots I want to know #txeduchat But yes, you're probably right
  176. A3: admin also surveys the staff for specific PD requests. #txeduchat
  177. A3: I plan to use surveys to ask Ts what will help them the most then offer that as Pd #txeduchat
  178. A3: Tried to scaffold too. Like beginner and more advanced sessions. #txeduchat
  179. Q2. My district is wonderful to allow the librarians to create our own PD for many of our PD and meeting days. #meaningful #txeduchat
  180. @craigyen #txeduchat @txeduchat A3 As a T, I have led PD, I am a dept chair, we look for opps to share our knowledge w/others in district
  181. Teachers need different information and tools, but teachers at the same school need the same common language! #txeduchat
  182. A3. We're doing it right now; Social PD offers amazing value "FB is for people you know, Twitter for those you wanna know" #txeduchat
  183. A3: Also, ask people what they want. If it isn't relevant to what people's professional goals are, why are we making them do it? #txeduchat
  184. .@yabooksandmore that's pretty great - have heard 1/year for in some places! #txeduchat
  185. A3: Having our own Ts lead was great because we could tailor it to meet our needs. #txeduchat
  186. A3 Ts search conferences or seminars workshops that interest them &will support their teaching. For the most part not a directive #txeduchat
  187. A3 I like to allow people the time to discuss and make things. How might this apply to your lesson/class? How can you change it? #txeduchat
  188. @AlexVKluge Great share Alex, will be looking for their free resources! #txeduchat
  189. I forgot to intro since I joined late. I'm Heidi from N. texas and teach 3rd grade math. #txeduchat
  190. @craigyen @gcouros Sort of like "None of us is as smart as all of us." I see a meme coming... #txeduchat
  191. A3- Also love staff book studies! Facilitating 3 this summer on blogger & voxer! Great contributions from all! #TXeduchat
  192. For some PD session, we put on our cowboy outfits and sing technology songs  #txeduchat http://t.co/qry6joK8ws
    For some PD session, we put on our cowboy outfits and sing technology songs #txeduchat pic.twitter.com/qry6joK8ws
  193. A-3: Using an EdCamp format for PD creates an environment for active engagement and personalization! #txeduchat
  194. #txeduchat A3: I love offering activities that are designed 2B personalized & expanded. The idea being to let the edu run with & grow idea.
  195. @TheHeadKnuckle I'll remember this statement next time I'm presenting! I hope this isn't said after a session I'm leading. #txeduchat
  196. Getting Ts involved in Campus Needs Assessment process helps them 2c needs of the entire campus n not just their gr level/subj. #txeduchat
  197. A3: Seek formal and informal feedback about Professional Development that we present. Use this data to improve future offerings. #txeduchat
  198. @mrs_buttler @txeduchat EdCamps, Twitter chats, blogs, and a visit to Half Price Books are a good start! #txeduchat
  199. @mrs_buttler @txeduchat Free PD: Edcamps Collaboration Twitter Hashtags Podcasts Webinars Lesson Study Classroom Learning Labs #txeduchat
  200. Q4) Name one way that you would like to see PD changed. #txeduchat
  201. At TLA a friend from across the state shared Google doc,all added our notes & still use it weekly! Great resource #txeduchat
  202. @NKeithBlend In the beginning it was hard to get volunteers. But they approaching teachers helped. It also helped with buy in. #txeduchat
  203. A3 Go to meetups, engage others in constructive discussion. #TxEduChat
  204. A3) I share book titles and webinars that may interest them. Open invitations…always. #txeduchat
  205. a3: We have great people doing amazing things in our schools already- bring them in and have them show off their amazing talents!#txeduchat
  206. @TechChique that is wonderful to hear!! What s great way for other districts to collaborate as well #txeduchat
  207. A3: Utilize the best practice of sharing new learning. PD is most useful when you are able to share learning with others. #txeduchat
  208. @MsMarshallCMS At a conference we had a room to innovate. If you left session inspired, go and start planning the implementation #txeduchat
  209. @curryhj2000 it's my greatest fear, along w/ wondering if Ts will come back to session after lunch break. #txeduchat
  210. @TheHeadKnuckle @craigyen you do have to balance this-nothing worse than PD where the presenter is killing time w/turn n talks #txeduchat
  211. @Tom_Kilgore @theignitEDteach I'm curious too. How much has your district done as far as informal pd? #txeduchat I'm curious.
  212. @AmyHeavin I love this too, but they don't count it for comp time which makes me sad #txeduchat
  213. A4: No more PD that violates "the medium is the message". Stop reading slideshows about how slideshows are bad teaching practice. #txeduchat
  214. A4: DIFFERENTIATION! (Sorry, passionate caps lock). Not all Ts are at the same place/need the same thing. #txeduchat
  215. A4- Stop wasting potential PD/collaboration time with announcements and general faculty meeting stuff. Send an email instead! #txeduchat
  216. a3: Julie, instructional technologist Chattanooga, TN here late: I lead PD, lead twitter chats, show by example, lead edcamps, #txeduchat
  217. .@craigyen A4: Teach PD like a lesson. Must be engaging, interactive, have discussion, assessment....#txeduchat
  218. #txeduchat A3 - Idea: invite Ts to your house (BYOD) - serve drinks. participate in PD and drink a .... A Tw chat party!
  219. A3 Contribute talks, discussions, presentations, coffee to metups and professional groups. #TxEduChat
  220. A4: Would love to see more PD from home...also more modeling of best teaching practices #txeduchat
  221. A5: I would like to see accountability for implementation for all PD. No more "take what you want". #txeduchat
  222. Q3. district lib. brainstorm PD ideas, Gform is sent out, and we go from there we added a prof.book dis. and each led a session #txeduchat
  223. Helps to use MI tasks to help students learn content thru their strengths. Proven to do better on tests #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/JasonProff/status/620402250444181504 
  224. @rdgdownthehall The personalized PD is awesome. I'd like to hear more about that. #txeduchat
  225. @gphilhower Daily 5, Teach Like a Pirate, & Ditch That Textbook #tlap #ditchbook All great reads! #TXeduchat
  226. A4 I would like teachers to have more input in PD. like total teacher immersion of their needs! #txeduchat
  227. @treyw97 where do you live? We will be reserving field trips for the fall in August #txeduchat
  228. @TheHeadKnuckle Agreed! We started a session Fri with what do you want. Completely derailed plans but was a GREAT day. #txeduchat
  229. More differentiation as we do with Ss. One size does not fit all. #txeduchat
  230. A4: like admin to routinely schedule tech pd for all levels b/c Ts are at diff starting points & offer credit for Twitter/Moocs #txeduchat
  231. A3 Encourage others and put up interesting resources on #TxEduChat :)
  232. @antraasa @LMurray_ Hear the name @AndraPenny in that! She empowers educators to seek their own path to better serve learners! #txeduchat
  233. @GZittergruen We're really interested in this UnConference concept! It's exactly the way we do small workshops so it's perfect! #txeduchat
  234. #txeduchat I send the notification that I rcd to them giving them a personal invitation. There is a lot of PD that ppl don't know about.
  235. A4. Shouldn't PD topics originate with results of Ss data, be followed w/ coaching, followed up w/ walkthrough to check for impl? #txeduchat
  236. A4: I would like to see the PD reflect the needs of the campus' Ts and Ss and align with campus or district goals. #txeduchat
  237. A4 Love to see PD look more like a PLC. Identify student need, find research based practice, apply, reconvene, discuss results #txeduchat
  238. #txeduchat A4 States doing more to recognize autonomous PD like Twitter usage. Ie participation, moderating etc.
  239. A4: PD is constantly evolving to suit busy lives. The introduction of Twitter chats and the like give access to more educators. #txeduchat
  240. @TheHeadKnuckle @curryhj2000 David has standing room only - overflowing into the hallway sessions at #TAGT #txeduchat
  241. Isn't this the truth! Hate PD where I'm twiddling thumbs. Though I'm usually up helping others. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/NKeithBlend/status/620405160825655296 
  242. @Msjackson4real Yes and took some of the fear away. Some might not ask during the session but will approach later. Good point. #txeduchat
  243. @curryhj2000 just like my lesson plans some days - darn kids keep messing up my great ideas. #txeduchat
  244. A4:Would like 2 c PD embedded throughout the year. Sometimes it can be disjointed. PD benchmarks throughout school year, also. #txeduchat
  245. A4: follow district initiatives and also make sure Ts are getting what they need-learn via survey in bldgs and as a district. #TXeduchat
  246. @TheHeadKnuckle @craigyen I've been to those. Mind starts to wonder. Presenters need PD in presenting #txeduchat It's about sharing
  247. A3: The best PD is a collaboration of all disciplines and positions across the district. This diversity needs to be highlighted #txeduchat
  248. A4: More personalized, more choices, and more engaging! PD should make you energized and inspired… #txeduchat
  249. A4 ongoing social pd is backbone; more smaller local edcamps/unconferences; fewer large expensive conferences #txeduchat
  250. @Owl_b_TorresEdu I'm curious too. I'm hoping our ISD will offer more of these opport. this yr. #txeduchat
  251. @gphilhower I would love the freedom to strength my craft in a self directed way!! #txeduchat
  252. A4 I think/I hope we will be encouraging more edcamp style.Ts get choice & what they need.#txeduchat & get T leaders  https://twitter.com/craigyen/status/620404984799072256 
  253. .@NKeithBlend speaking my lingo! especially with tech integration #txeduchat
  254. A4 More hands on opportunities with the option to get ongoing support following the PD #TXeduchat
  255. @SVicGlass @theignitEDteach Self chosen book studies, self select sessions of interest, etc @Coppellisd very forward thinking! #txeduchat
  256. There is always a way. Might need to scale back. If your community believes they are willing g to help. #txeduchat  https://twitter.com/txeduchat/status/620404632423043072 
  257. #txeduchat A4 PD (Play Date) are planned to be BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) or chairs-optional. Lots of movement, conversation, making.
  258. @WindyFulmer I want to inspire Ts to grow regardless of Growth points or compensation. #TXeduchat
  259. Q4: I'd love Tine to observe other teachers, and more teacher directed learning, and more input from teachers. #txeduchat
  260. @craigyen #txeduchat Collaborative & iterative process that's not imposed but simply part of what it means 2 teach - all responsible 4 input
  261. @NKeithBlend Yes! Not a big fan of making anyone (T's or S's) sit through things they're not ready for or already know! #txeduchat
  262. A2: My district is super supportive of our PD, even building time in for early release in order to allow for this #txeduchat
  263. A4: More personalized for various needs...differentiated. Our PD needs change as our Ss needs change. #txeduchat
  264. @tntechgal ESPECIALLY tech integration...I want to group them up by H-M-L and give them something for where they are! #txeduchat
  265. A4-It'd be helpful to have a goal that the PD supports throughout the yr instead of lots of random new things. #txeduchat
  266. A4: differentiated professional is a goal of mine, teachers should have choice and instruction tailored based on their indv needs #txeduchat
  267. A4: would also like to see Twitter chats be ok to count as ceu hours. Some of my most valuable pd comes from Twitter. #TXeduchat
  268. Hi #txeduchat! Sarah here from VA. A4. I want to see more educators choosing what they want to learn.
  269. A5: Should we be doing pre-assessment for Ts before PD and formative assessments during? #txeduchat
  270. A4: PD needs to become an opportunity, not a requirement. Many teachers look at PD as more work and not a chance to grow. #txeduchat
  271. q4: all Ts own their own pd more so that they can grow based on their wants and needs- and admin encourage this growth! #txeduchat
  272. @txeduchat take away mandatory sessions that district requires that has no relevance 2 anything to my existence as a human being #txeduchat
  273. @TechChique I am presenting w/ a panel @ Revolutionize Learning in RC. I understand the nerves! #txeduchat
  274. A1: My district did a twitter PD where a few led chats with our own hashtags to model the process. Ts either loved or hated it #txeduchat
  275. A4) I really love the idea of shared interest PD…what works for the Ss you have and the discipline you teach. #txeduchat
  276. @nathan_stevens #txeduchat Your point is well taken. PD SHOULD be joy and playful. Learning is best when imagination & creativity engaged.
  277. A4: engagement of audience infused w ideas/positive comments during PD. Never take it for granted the presenter knows everything #txeduchat
  278. A4: T & admin PD should model the engagement and relevance that we want for students. #txeduchat
  279. A4: PD shouldn't be an imposition; I want teachers beating own the door to learn something new that makes them better. #txeduchat
  280. .@aaron_hogan I physically shuddered! As a literate educator, I will never understand reading a slide show or a handout to me #txeduchat
  281. @craigyen #txeduchat @txeduchat A4 Def more choice, differentiation, as Lang T, not all PD for us, I like time to explore on my own,
  282. #txeduchat A4- I'd like to see a MAJORITY of Ts see pd as invaluable to their future growth & success for Ss. We should all be learners.
  283. A4: A PD wish: to have authentic choices paired with "just right" challenges for willing participants. #txeduchat
  284. A4: I would love to see smaller districts working together to bring a bigger variety to all #txeduchat
  285. @sarahdateechur We definitely need to be empowered & choose how we can best improve & serve our learners for sure! #txeduchat
  286. A4: all half day maximum length. All day sessions rarely keep an active audience #txeduchat
  287. A4 PD that is designed for your needs. Sometimes it can be redundant. T learner centered #txeduchat