The summer vacation is half over. I have been trying to keep up with my professional development activities – even on vacation in Machias, Maine – way “downeast”. I was able to log into the webinar on Sketch-Up offered by Siemens.
At home, I’ve participated in a few webinars sponsored by Classroom 2.0 and hosted by Steve Hargardon. He provides terrific resources through Elluminate.
Right after school closed, I did a professional development class in learning about all the features in Discovery Education besides the streaming video. The teachers in attendance were excited about setting up classes for individualized learning. Since our district had not yet submitted student info to Discovery so all names would be available in a drop-down list, we contacted our Discovery Education administrator, and he will work on getting our information uploaded. I hope many more of our staff will start taking advantage of all the wonderful tools DE has to offer.
I am hoping to take some of the DE summer school courses being offered in August 2010.