Cultivating a Culture of PD

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What we can learn from the Millennials about PD?

According to Sladek (2011) and Howe and Strauss (2008), Millennials are inspired by a work environment that allows them:

  • To Lead
  • To Learn
  • To Make a Difference

Can this recipe be used to create a work environment that fosters professional development for all invested parties?

Howe, N. & Strauss, W. (2008). Millennials & K-12 schools: Educational strategies for a new generation. Great Falls, VA: LifeCourse Associates.

Sladek, S.L. (2011). The end of membership as we know it: Building the fortune-flipping, must-have association of the next century. Washington, DC: ASAE.

To Lead

  • Be the Webmaster for your school’s PD page
  • Help facilitate online (or face-to-face) Discussion Groups
  • Peer-to-Peer Observations (Instructional Rounds)

To Learn

  • Book Groups
  • Blog Entries
  • NH Network
  • ListServ Membership
  • Learning Library (Digital or Physical)
  • Peer-to-Peer Observations (Instructional Rounds)
  • Paid Membership Sites: SimpleK12

To Make a Difference

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Recognize Peer Accomplishments & Celebrations
  • Twitter Account (#engagement)
  • School-wide Conferences hosted by Faculty

Team Unit Plan Work (Kim Marshall)

Online Resources

(Please note that these are just sites that I personally use to enhance my PD, and the PD of my colleagues. LFNH does not specifically endorse or team with all of these companies.)

http://pembrokeacademysocia.wix.com/pd2016

“Knowing Your Employee” Resources

  • Beck, J. & Wade, M. (2004). Got game: How the gamer generation is reshaping business forever. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.
  • Howe, N. & Strauss, W. (2008). Millennials & K-12 schools: Educational strategies for a new generation. Great Falls, VA: LifeCourse Associates.
  • Sladek, S.L. (2011). The end of membership as we know it: Building the fortune-flipping, must-have association of the next century. Washington, DC: ASAE.

Discussion Questions

  • What does your personal Professional Development “Action Plan” look like? (The way you implement your IPDP)

  • What is your role in your district’s Professional Development offerings? What can you do to make it even more useful and effective?

Further Questions?

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