January 31, 2019

Submitted by Kerrie Willis, Instructional Coach and TLC Coordinator at Washington High School, Washington, Iowa

As a high school instructional coach and the coordinator of our building professional development (PD) team for the last two and a half years, and as an English teacher and PD attendee and presenter for two decades before that, I’ve spent hundreds of hours considering PD.  For many years, my experience...

August 21, 2018

Julie participated in the world-wide book study as a part of the #BookCampPD series. Follow Julie's Professionally Driven journey in her own words. You can follow her blog at Ruby Slippers Reflections.

Like many educators, I've been spending time this summer on my own professional development through reading, participating in book studies, and preparing a PD presentation for when we return to school. 

One of the...

April 25, 2018

Angie Richards goes through her Reflection Phase as she shares her journey with her colleagues. 

Angie Richards is a HS Science teacher at Lynnville-Sully in Iowa. She noticed that her students weren't asking deep enough questions in order to spark more learning. The NGSS standards in Iowa have prompted her to think differently about her instruction, but it was the Professionally Driven journey that gave her the...

April 16, 2018

Melanie shares her journey within the Lynnville-Sully school district as part of her Reflection Phase. Click on an image to enlarge it.

Melanie Sharp is a MS English teacher in her first year at Lynnville-Sully in Iowa. Moving from the special needs classroom, she has been working with a different group of readers, and she quickly found middle school students to be reluctant readers. So for her first Professiona...

April 12, 2018

Toni Haskovec, Jane Miller and Kim Engels are fourth grade teachers with the Hudson Community School District.  

The following is a guest post by Toni Haskovec on behalf of her 4th grade team. Listen to their Professionally Driven journey in Understanding by Design. Follow Toni on Twitter @ToniHaskovec.

During the 2017-18 school year, our district began to implement the Professionally Driven Personalized Professi...

March 10, 2018

Meg Frideres is a teacher and instructional coach at Nevada High School in Nevada, IA. She has recently completed her first Professionally Driven journey. I wanted to get in touch with Meg and share her incredible Professionally Driven journey with others, and man, is it worth a watch! Hearing her journey and seeing her excited has me pumped for her and those she supports at Nevada. You will also find several l...

February 6, 2017

Jennifer Servais is a 9-12 Science Instructor and Instructional Coach at Kee High in the Eastern Allamakee School District. Jennifer's school implements the Professionally Driven Personalized PD model. This is her first learning journey that she is sharing outside her district. These are her words.

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My first learning journey on the Personalized PD model was to implement Grow...

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