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Professional Development in the Secondary English Classroom

This collection provides resources on professional development that English teachers can pursue on their own or weave into their school's already existing professional development.
A Collection By Megan McClure
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Professional Development in the Secondary English Classroom
  • Megan McClure says:
    The National Writing Projects Professional Development section of their website offers links to workshops and research specific to the effectiveness of professional development. There is also a section for new teachers with helpful links on ways to integrate writing into every classroom, across all subject areas.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Teacher Created Materials' Professional Development website is another resource created by teachers for teachers. The site offers links to workshops on topics like "Academic Vocabulary" and "Brain-Powered Strategies."
  • educationworld.com
    educationworld.com

    Professional Development That Works

    10 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    "Teachers Teaching Teachers" discusses the concept of creating "professional learning communities" in which school administrators take a step back and let teachers take on more leadership roles in the professional development capacity. The result is accountability and appreciation for their hard work as educators.
  • Megan McClure says:
    The National Council of Teachers of English website is a must-bookmark for every ELA teacher. The website is one giant professional development resource
  • Megan McClure says:
    This website boasts a running list of professional development workshops and summer institutes specifically for teachers of English.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

    5 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    These eight tips, provided by educator Vicki Davis, are insightful, realistic, and with the teacher's best interests in mind. Modeling has a trickle down effect - if the facilitators of professional development strategies are modeling specific behavior for their teachers, those teachers, in turn, will model that behavior for their students.
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