What is good PD? I asked that question using Twitter and received many responses. The responses are posted below. Can you detect any common themes?
@JPPrezz: Good PD is engaging, relevant, and participant-driven
@runfardvs: IMO good PD is aimed at classroom practice, adaptable for each teacher's situation, and has follow-up
@skipvia: A structure for providing your own PD. No institution can provide everything every teacher needs.
@mountainteacher: individualized and convenient with time to apply and reflect
@nathanpitt: interactive activities (have people DO something) and opportunities for "projects" that last beyond time of PD "class."
@erringreg: Good PD is relevant, purposeful, pushes you beyond your comfort zone enough to shift your thinking. My MEd was good PD.
@monicaannebatac: Conversations reign supreme.
@northeagles: Simple: educators spending time together discussing kids/education/professional practice-then setting goals 4improvement
@ShawnMcCusker: good PD helps teachers deliver an improved classroom experience to students.
@sonicgeekette: Good PD is learning from other educators in Twitter!
@christensen143: Brian I think good PD ties in Technology. I'm biased as the Tech Dir but we throw so much tech at teachers with little PD.
@erniec: job embedded, inquiry based, purpose driven
@techyturner: PD that is relevant and timely.
@Michelle_Horst: One that interests and motivates you as a teacher! Perhaps one chosen, and not prescribed? Ask: Will I learn as a result?
Thanks to all who responded!