Professional Learning Networks
As a teacher you always need to be updated with all the new research and findings that relate to teaching. At school we have have Professional Development days and weekly meetings that focus on continuing to work on our education and keeping up with new methods. However, there are many more ways to keep yourself posted on a daily basis. I receive daily emails and newsletters from different professional websites such as Accomplished Teacher, PBS, Edutopia or Catalyst Chicago. These resources help me stay updated on all the new findings. For example, today I received an email from Catalyst Chicago about Mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing a change in an extended school day. Previously he announced that in CPS school day will be extended to 7.5 hour school day and under pressure from parents who oppose that he will be shortening that to 7 hours. Information like this relates very closely to me since currently I am student teaching in CPS and I may continue my career at a Chicago Public School. Therefore, staying in touch with all the news and researching ways that will help me improve my teaching is very important. As a professional, I will continue to get updates on all the current events.
4/11/2012 01:01:51 pm
Daily emails is a great way to keep yourself informed and up-to-date without spending time searching and looking. Regional email lists like Catalyst Chicago can be especially great pieces of local news in the education field! Great ideas!
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