After after years of reading and talking about self-guided professional development and how online spaces can make it happen, I’m going to do something else.
I shelled out a little coin and created a meetup group.
Admittedly, scheduling the first meetup for the day after the group was created turned out to be a bit overzealous.
March 9, we’ll try again.
Our first topic of discussion, “forming and asking good questions in the classroom.”
The group has no requirements and asks only that attendees bring with them a link, tool or text they turn to in consideration of the meetup’s topic.
I don’t know why I or you haven’t started a TeachUp group before. Maybe others have, and I just haven’t heard about it.
Either way, knowing I’ve got some informal PD on the horizon with folks I largely don’t know but who share an affinity for wanting to be better teachers has me all tingly in that way only learning can.
If you’re in the Philly area, come join.
If you’re not in the Philly area, start your own.
And, if you’re a bit trepidatious about paying for a meetup account, just jump in our group – think of America as the Greater Philadelphia Area.