“Professional development doesn't have to be death by Powerpoint, and curriculum design should accurately reflect the goals of your school and individual program. ”
Fact: Your program MUST cover the state and national essential standards.
Fact: Your program should also be a reflection of your own educational values, and your own genuine self.
Allowing these two necessities to coexist is often a difficult problem for teachers to solve. Once they do, though, their program flourishes and students cannot wait to come to their class. Using data driven solutions, as well as a creative approach to curriculum planning, a professional development session is one of the most effective ways to turn a struggling program into a thriving one.