|PDP awards and MSLA|
PDPs are a case of "self-accounting" with your principal being the person to whom you check in -- an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) that must be approved (signed by teacher and principal). Everything is in "groupings" tied to a goal and each much have a product. 10 hours is a minimum group to accomplish a goal.
If you have a technology goal, or a literature goal, or information literacy goal, sessions at the conference could promote that goal. You need to have a product -- for instance, showcasing your new webpage for a department meeting, with your new blog that is in part a result of Pam Berger's sessions. Attending Walter Mayes or David Lubar sessions would be a part of your goal to improve your knowledge of YA literature and your product might be with your book discussion group, or a series of booktalks for classes.
When we award a PDP, it is merely a token, because the actual accounting is done by the person. Writing for MFO or exhibiting at the Exploratorium or serving on a committee -- these are all part of your larger IPDP and you are responsible for showing a product.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 29 January 2007 )|