With great tools like Makey Makey, Little Bits, robotics, Lego Wedo, MakeDo cardboard building, and so much more, there are endless possibilities for "hard fun" in the classroom. But when do teachers get the chance to relax, explore, share with each other?
I dream of a PD environment where PD stands for "Play Date." Invite teachers to join in, explore, play, let their guard down, take a risk. Make the environment about having fun while taking a chance to try something new. Finish up the PD with brainstorming-- "How would this work in our classroom?" and allow teachers the chance to connect their fun experience with their students' learning.
So much of our PD in the world is full of dread, long days listening and sitting. It's time to make it fun, engaging, and allow teachers to reconnect with their inner child.