I just attended three days of training. The workshop was developed in house, with teachers from the district sharing thier knowledge. The book Teaching for Tomorrow provided the framework. There were many terrific things about this workshop.
- We received the book before we left for the summer at the end of school. That way I was able to read it at my own pace.
- It was during thee summer and our follow ups will be during district development days. I hate missing days to attend training. I have 180 days with my kids, I want to spend that time teaching. Saturday workshops tend to make for a cranky two weeks, because of a lack of recharge time. After school that goes past 4 pm result in a lack of sleep due to driving time and need to eat.
- I left each day with multiple ideas that I can use in my classroom. I will be blogging on Rhodes in coming days.
- This was targeted to our teachers and our students. We had people from the main office running the workshop, and people still spoke their minds.
- We are no longer required to follow the script format of our math program. It will still provide the framework and order of topics, but individual teachers will be able to customize and personalize according to our student needs. We will also be able to use project based instruction now that we are free of the script.