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Professional Development List

Dr. Robbie Champion reminds us to consider this list of learning options:

Action research
Analyzing student work together
Awareness level seminars
Cadre of in-house trainers
Collaborative planning of instruction
Collaborative teaching experiments
Consultative/coaching from outside expert
Curriculum development projects
Demonstration lessons
Developmental work assignments
Developmental level workshop series
Field trips
Giving presentation at conferences
Informal conversations
Internet research
Job exchanges
Leading school-wide committees
Materials display
National conferences
National Board Certification
Networks (face to face or electronic)
Observations/feedback by principal
Peer coaching partners
Self-assessment instruments
Self-instruction modules
Shadowing experiences
Study groups
Supervising students teachers
Teacher reflection logs
Tuning protocols
Training other teachers
University courses
Viewing videos
Video/audio recording
Visits to model programs or schools
Writing for publication

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