I’m a big fan of goal setting. It can provide a road map for the short or long-term and can be an effective motivational strategy. I have set a few professional development goals for this summer and have challenged a few of my friends/colleagues to do the same thing. In 2008 I realized that I could set this up as a blog meme and hopefully encourage some of my online friends to achieve a few items from their To Do Lists as well. There are a myriad of ways to approach this, but I’ve opted to take the short-term, easy-to-assess approach, but I’ll leave wiggle room for you to customize it to meet your needs. The official information is below.
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Summer can be a great time for professional development. It is an opportunity to learn more about a topic, read a particular work or the works of a particular author, beef up an existing unit of instruction, advance one’s technical skills, work on that advanced degree or certification, pick up a new hobby, and finish many of the other items on our ever-growing To Do Lists. Let’s make Summer 2012 a time when we actually get to accomplish a few of those things and enjoy the thrill of marking them off our lists.
NOTE: You do NOT have to wait to be tagged to participate in this meme.
- Pick 1-3 professional development goals and commit to achieving them this summer.
- For the purposes of this activity the end of summer will be Labor Day (09/03/2012).
- Post the above directions and these guidelines along with your 1-3 goals on your blog or preferred social media platform (Facebook, Google+, Posterous, etc.).
- Link back/trackback to http://www.clifmims.com/blog/archives/5147.
- Use the following tag/ keyword/ category on your post: pdmeme2012.
- Tag 5 or more educators to participate in the meme.
- Achieve your goals and “develop professionally.”
- Commit to sharing your results on your blog during early or mid-September.
- Become more proficient with Google+ and other Google services and integrate them into my graduate courses and professional development services.
- Read at least 2 of the books on my book wish list.
- Submit at least 1 of the articles currently in progress for review.
- How to encourage teachers to self reflect and be their own best Professional Development (ruthcatchen.wordpress.com)
- Personalized Professional Development (digitaldivideandconquer.wordpress.com)
- Summer – Learning While Rejuvenating! (brightfutures4me.wordpress.com)
- Professional Development Round-up (informania.wordpress.com)
- EduTweet #edchat Discussion- Professional Development so Last Century (adaptivelearnin.wordpress.com)