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AHEA- The Walking Dead
Transcript of AHEA- The Walking Dead
depends on numbers...
so does successful professional development.
Facing down the
zombie apocalypse at LMP
1. Valuing teacher opinion
2. Shifting from "sit and get" or "spray and pray" to hands-on, teacher-led sessions
3. Creation of Rules for Engagement
The Walking Dead: Teachers and PD
What changes this?
it spreads faster
than a zombie infection.
Tools to survive
How do you turn a zombie
back into a teacher?
You Feed the Brain!
1. Home Base
3. Collaborative Spirit
6. PD Leaders
Do you or your teachers have a home base?
What is it?
Do your teachers have a place to collaborate?
What tool works best for collaboration?
Discussion Board on LMS
Be sure to provide time for teachers to work together!
If possible, set a PD schedule.
Do youR teachers
to give feedback?
What tools work best for illiciting teacher feedback?
Looking Back at the
power of numbers
A Professional Development Team can lead your school and create an environment of excitement and learning
The LMP Model illustrates 6 basic concepts for engaging Professional development, but the most important is...
Feeding the Brain
Give teachers the ability to follow their passions, pursue their own professional
interests, and DOn't forget to offer Zombie snacks!
What really feeds
Have You tried the Best PD site?
Our Monthly calendar:
1st Wed.- faculty, division, or department meeting
2nd wed.- PD Sessions, teachers select their session
3rd WEd.- Implementation Day (to continue building on the week before)
4th wed.- Free PD time
Are there already teachers and staff poised to take leadership positions in changing PD at your school? Who are they?
Give them Choices!
Look around... these are your Tweeps!
Spend a minute exchanging Twitter Names
Where do you go from here?
Share your first step for initiating A mindshift at your school!
For Your Teachers:
This single change will affect
every student in youR school.
: Who could possibly be better examples
of lifelong learners than teachers?
Revive their passion.
Ignite their Curiosity.
LMP's Home Base
The best PD sessions we've had
were a part of our
(A modified Edcamp)!
Can you hold an Edcamp-style unconference for your Faculty?
Lake Mary Preparatory School
What is wrong with professional Development in Education?
What are the struggles?
What do teachers need
in order to survive PD?
Eng. and Humanities Adjunct Faculty