Independent Summer PD

Lake Air Montessori Summer 2016

Why Independent PD?

Every learner is different. Nowhere is this as true as it is for teachers. Every teacher comes to the classroom with a different background, different set of skills and differences in how they learn best. Add to this complexity, the fact that every teacher has a different set of students each year, all with their distinct needs.

Teachers need individualized learning opportunities to an extreme degree.

Independent PD Guiding Questions

This is a read-only document. You will need to print.

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Twitter Chats

A tweet chat is a live Twitter event, usually moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation a hashtag is used. A set time is also established so that the moderator, guest or host is available to engage in the conversation.

Twitter Chat Schedule

A Quick Start Guide to Participating in a Twitter Chat

Cool Websites for 21st Century School Teachers

Grab a cup of java, pull up a chair, and check out some of our favorite 21st century tools--the best teacher sites on the web!

BAM Radio Network

BAM! Radio Network is now the largest all-education talk radio network in the world, offering programming from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders and reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education.


EdcampHOT is an eduevent that you don't want to miss. It will be an opportunity to share and learn about some of the exciting and innovative strategies that are being used in classrooms today. If you would like to know more about edcamps and what they are all about, check out this video...

Doors will open at 7:30 am and breakfast will be available.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Midway High School

Waco, Texas


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