Denise Pratt, Boys Town National Training
School is nearly out!
It’s time to look forward to the warmer weather and extra time with family. It’s a time to rest and re-energize ourselves. However, many teachers will also be preparing for next year by participating in summer professional development.
There are lots of professional development options for teachers and only a few short months before school starts again. So, what can you do to get the most out of your summer PD?
First, start with a goal. What do you wish to get out of your summer PD?
Once you have clarified what you need, consider the type of PD that will work best for you. If you are juggling summer school, child care, and a busy family calendar, then on-line training options may work best for you. If you have more time or flexibility, then in-person PD or even PD involving travel may be options.
Where to look? Well, there are a lot of options out there. Ask other teachers for recommendations. Look to reputable schools and organizations. As we all know, not all professional development is created equal.
Finally, show up ready to learn. That starts with:
For more professional development opportunities visit Boys Town Training. Graduate credits or CEUs are available after completion of these trainings.
Enjoy your summer and happy learning!