Canvas, the company responsible for the Learning Management System used by EduPaths, posted an article highlighting the benefits of blended professional learning. Can we imagine PD differently than it is currently delivered?
Many educators are familiar with how online classrooms look and operate in college settings, but have you ever thought about how an online environment could positively impact everyday professional development (PD)?
Educators have to complete specific professional development requirements in order to maintain their certification. In the State of Michigan, requirements for professional development may have different implications for all teachers versus new teachers.
Once an educator walks into that PD, however, the scene completely changes based on the content, the presenter, the audience or a myriad of other factors. One of these factors is prior knowledge of the content. This is an area that puts presenters at a disadvantage: what is the level of prior knowledge that each participant is arriving with?