Rethinking Staff Meetings

with @onealchris

Blended Professional Development Options

Is it time to rethink your whole notion of "staff meetings?" Is it really necessary to call everyone together at 3:30 every Tuesday just for updates? Here are some ideas that will spruce up the old, add a little new, and still allow leaders to connect and collaborate with the entire team. You are a leader in the building, and it's important that you model your authentic commitment to trying new (or at least new to YOU) things. Your colleagues will appreciate your sincerity in walking the walk. Consider some of the blended professional development ideas below. I've led many of these strategies with various organizations, and always had a lot of fun. Share your ideas with me! While this Smore flyer was built with educators in mind, these ideas can easily be adapted for business as well!

Chris O'Neal

I started my career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became a district technology coordinator and eventually director of educational technology for the state of Louisiana. During my time at the department of education, I worked closely with the state legislature on policy around education, technology, and professional development for teachers. I provide ongoing consulting to ISTE, many state departments of education, and numerous national and international educational organizations. I was honored to have been profiled as a “Shaper of our Future” by Converge magazine, and received the “Making it Happen” award for educational technology leaders. I also authored a book for ISTE, "Data-Driven Decision Making: A Handbook for Leaders."