It’s strange how we often ignore the most important aspect of education i.e. teachers!
Teachers are the one working with students and are the key for reaching where we want to be in life. Teachers’ professional development is one thing that is not given the importance all education institutions should actually give (with exceptions of course).
While working on students learning, curriculum and professional development it is essential to put equal or more weightage on professional development because if you don’t have the best teachers, the best curriculum won’t be effective and that will reflect on students’ learning. With technology integration, it is even more important to provide teachers with professional development as they need to learn new technologies so they can aid students better in classrooms.
Below are some videos that will help you learn more about innovative teacher professional development.
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1. Providing Effective Professional Development for Educators
The video talks about why is it necessary to provide professional development to educator, where we are lacking and what we can do cover the gap.
2. Rethinking Professional Development For Teachers
A nice video highlighting how and why Professional Development for teachers should be community centered, learner centered, knowledge centered and assessment centered.
3. 21st Century Teachers Must be 21st Century Learner
Because teachers need to learn how to teach students the way they want to learn.
4. Flipping Professional Development: No teacher bored in the background
Stillwater Area Public Schools not just flipped the classroom for their students to experience education but also flipped their educators’ professional development session. Check out how in the video above.
5. Professional Development - Nurturing the Teacher as Learner
A great TED Talk by a teacher herself, sharing her journey about how Professional Training has helped her evolved as a better teacher and as a better person. A great video to inspire yourself. What’s your take on Professional Development for Teachers? Is there any other video that you’d like to share? Mention in the comment section below.