Tools for Schools, April/May 2003, Vol. 6, No. 5
By Joan Richardson
Summer is the natural time for staff members to engage in high-quality professional development – a chance to learn about the new curriculum or new instructional strategies. Summer gives teachers time to reflect on the learning without the immediate pressure of their classroom responsibilities.
Before the Planning
Pre-planning how will you devise your summer professional learning plan is essential. Here are some questions to consider as you begin.
This tool will help you define how you will make specific content and activity decisions to achieve your professional learning goal.
Content and Activity Planner
Fill in the name of the person completing the tool and the date of the final version. Indicate the organization level and the professional learning goal you are addressing.
Taking Ideas Home
Ensure that summer workshop participants know that the district expects them to take summer learning “home” with them into their classrooms during the next school year.