Why all the fuss about who’s going to who’s house to “meetup” and plan for next year?
Why are you still planning on schlepping to a cavernous school building, devoid of all the lovely sounds of students?
It’s summertime! Save your gas, keep on your house clothes. Push away from the desk for good on the last day of school, and declare your school-building off-limits. Teachers really do need to break away so that they can bring their best selves back in the fall.
Stepping away is also good for, wait for it…wait for it…REFLECTION.
Edmodo has an awesome guide for setting up online collaborative professional development training. Yea, you could use Webinars, Conference Calls, or other platforms, but Edmodo has it all in one place for you. And I promise I’m not affiliated with them, BUT, I really like good stuff that increases productivity.Shop Amazon - Introducing Education Supplies for Teachers
You could also use the Edmodo group to plan (without the incessant back and forth that I can’t stand at meetings). On the discussion board, everyone gets to state their piece, vote on a resolution, then move on.
Imagine all the planning you could get done…on the beach!
So don’t put off that trip to Puerto Rico because you have to go to pd or meetup to plan. Step into the world educational technology and enjoy your summer!
Need help setting up your Edmodo PD or collaborative planning? This Teacher Speaks LLC is at your service to create your group’s next online professional development or online collaborative lesson planning sessions.
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