Professional Development Meme 2009

Through my work with many students in the area of study skills, I have learned how helpful developing and stating a goal can be.  With that in mind, I am posting my summer professional development goals.

Summer can be a great time for professional development. It is an opportunity to learn more about a topic, read a particular work or the works of a particular author, beef up an existing unit of instruction, advance one’s technical skills, work on that advanced degree or certification, pick up a new hobby, and finish many of the other items on our ever-growing To Do Lists. Let’s make Summer 2009 a time when we actually get to accomplish a few of those things and enjoy the thrill of marking them off our lists.

The Rules
NOTE: You do NOT have to wait to be tagged to participate in this meme.
Pick 1-3 professional development goals and commit to achieving them this summer.
For the purposes of this activity the end of summer will be Labor Day (09/07/09).
Post the above directions along with your 1-3 goals on your blog.
Title your post Professional Development Meme 2009 and link back/trackback to
Use the following tag/ keyword/ category on your post: pdmeme09.
Tag 5-8 others to participate in the meme.
Achieve your goals and “develop professionally.”
Commit to sharing your results on your blog during early or mid-September.

My Goals

  • Reading – Finish all the readings for my summer study tour to China & at least 2 of the PD books I’ve started but haven’t had a chance to finish.
  • Technology – Further develop my knowledge of using Twiiter, Diigo, Google Docs, Ning and Wikis in the classroom, along with the “fall of the internet filters.” The purpose of this will be to better flesh out the PD sessions I will be running on these topics in the fall.
  • Curriculum – Complete the development of the 1950s Unit for Modern American Studies using the Content Enhancement model.  Gather and organize teaching resources in an easy to use format for those teaching MAS for the first time.

Related Posts:

What did you do over summer vacation? by Angela Cunningham

Professional Development Meme 2009 from Clif’s Notes On Educational Technology


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