Here in San Francisco there's an organization called Bay Area Video Coalition. They provide classes (weekends, nights, and days) about everything from video recording to website programming. I've taken a few classes there. It's been a rewarding experience and the first time since college that I took actual "classes", with instructors and lessons that provide hands-on experience. And posts during the Discover phase like Laura's "PD Like Burger King: Have It Your Way" got me thinking that it would be awesome if there was a similar school/university/opportunity for teachers to choose "classes" according to their needs as part of their PD.
I'm imagining classes like:
Maybe there's an existing model similar to this idea. But I wanted to make sure to add this idea to the Collaboration. Both because I think it could be a great way to provide choice, and to create empathy for students in the classroom.