PD That’s Immediately Relevant

How might we reimagine PD so it is more immediately relevant to teachers’ day-to-day needs?

In the Discover phase, we heard from you that teachers need PD right when they need it, not 6 months before or 3 years later. How do we achieve that kind of immediate applicability at scale?


Use this Mission to post solutions for how we can transform PD to be more grounded, ongoing, and relevant to teachers’ real needs in the classroom.


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What happens if we personalize PD for each teacher and give them support for what they need, when they need it?

What happens if we personalize PD for each teacher and give them support for what they need, when they need it?

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Teachers use Google Hangout to share a classroom lesson to their school community for feedback afterwards

Teachers use Google Hangout to share a classroom lesson to their school community for feedback afterwards

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On our call the other day, I heard everyone say in different ways that valuable PD involves connections.

On our call the other day, I heard everyone say in different ways that valuable PD involves connections.

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Many times when puzzled by something in a classroom or a school the first step is learning who to go to.Whose input do teacher's value most?

Many times when puzzled by something in a classroom or a school the first step is learning who to go to.Whose input do teacher's value most?

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Weekly 15 minute sessions based on topics nominated by teachers, based on the un-conference model made popular by #EdCamp.

Weekly 15 minute sessions based on topics nominated by teachers, based on the un-conference model made popular by #EdCamp.

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Professional development is always admin or teacher led, we serve students, have them present on how they want to learn.

Professional development is always admin or teacher led, we serve students, have them present on how they want to learn.

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No presentation, no workshop, no format! Come hang out, grab a bite, & find a buddy who wants to learn with you, from you, or teach you!

No presentation, no workshop, no format! Come hang out, grab a bite, & find a buddy who wants to learn with you, from you, or teach you!

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