I read an article today called 11 Free Online Courses For Teachers (PD Opportunity) by an Edudemic blogger named Katie Lepi, who I have cited before in other blogs. In the article, Lepi makes the point that the summer can be an excellent opportunity for professional development, and the teachers get to control the content and the where/when.
Now that I’m brainstorming, I’m reflecting on my PKM system (Personal Knowledge Management system) and thinking that I would NEVER have seen this blog post if I hadn’t been forced to create a system that included a “capture” tool such as Feedly. I’m thankful that I am on the road toward a good pattern of capturing, curating, and creating. I’ll blog about that later today.
Just looking at this list that Katie Lepi has compiled gets my brain storming! I particularly think I can make some small but impacting changes in my classroom that will help to set up my BIG second semester change… a tablet or laptop will be required in Mrs. Norton’s AP classes starting in 2015. Am I little behind? I don’t care. As Walt Disney quoted time and time again, “Keep Moving Forward!”