P.D. is best when y'all choose

MsBisOnline talking about PD that you can Do Yourself

Do It Yourself Professional Development is meaningful

The Key to Do-It-Yourself Professional Development is that you set the schedule and decide what you want to learn. There are many opportunities to:

  • schedule and participate in Webinars
  • view recorded Webinars
  • join and interact with online communities

  1. Explore online communities
  2. Register for EdCamp NOLA 2013

Webinars and Online Communities

There are many Webinars being offered regularly and tons of Online Communities to join. Here are some for you to try out.

· American Association of School Librarians (AASL) http://www.ala.org/aasl/

· American Educational Research Association (AERA) www.aera.net/

· American Library Association (ALA) http://www.ala.org

· Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) www.ascd.org

· International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) www.iste.org

· Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/

· Educator’s PLN http://edupln.ning.com/

· Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/

· English Companion http://englishcompanion.ning.com/

· Flat Classrooms http://flatclassrooms.ning.com/

· The Future of Education http://www.futureofeducation.com/

· Global Green Schools http://globalgreen.ning.com/

· Independent School Educators http://isenet.ning.com/

· ISTE Community http://www.iste-community.org/

· ISTE 2010 Conference http://www.iste2010.org/

· Laptop Learning http://laptoplearning.ning.com/

· National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) www.nassp.org

· National Council for Teacher of English (NCTE) http://www.ncte.org/

· National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Official Site http://www.nhs.us

· National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) http://www.nctm.org

· National Council on Economic Education http://www.ncee.net/

· November Learning http://nlconnect.novemberlearning.com/

· Peace and Collaborative Development Networking http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/

· Simple k12 http://simplek12.com/webinars

· Student 2.0 http://www.student20.com/

· Technology Integration in Education http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com/

· Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE) www.twice.cc/


EdCamp Louisiana (now EdCamp NOLA) is a collaboration among educators who passionately believe in the power of educational technology to transform teaching and learning. We are devoted to advancing best practices in K-12 education and professional development.

Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. The rule of the unconference is to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn't meet your expectations, feel free to find another session that is better suited to your needs.

Tips from Valerie R. Burton, M.Ed.

I tweet, blog and create photomovies to connect myself and my English/Language Arts students with the world outside.