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Our division has created many in-seat professional development sessions that are provided onsite at schools in shorter increments of time and off-site for full-day deeper dives. To augment these different sessions and to facilitate a move toward a more cohesive blended learning model, we have created "Pocket PDs". These five to ten minute videos capture the learning that is disseminated at our trainings. Our biggest challenge is promoting these asynchronous learning opportunities and getting them to a larger audience.


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Over 3 Years Ago

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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

Thank you for sharing, Mike, and welcome to the RDC. First, I love the term "pocket PD"--really cool idea. So, within these, are you watching a classroom video or is it more of a "how-to"/flipped classroom concept where you are learning how to do something?

Over 3 Years Ago

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Mike S

LAUSD

As of now, these "Pocket PDs" are narrated and animated power points (which I admit does not sound particularly exciting). However, when used as part of our overall plan, they take on a different dimension. Part of the work of our division is empowering leaders at school sites to present current and relevant instructional content to their staffs. These "Pocket PDs" can be utilized to augment and enhance their own professional development plans. We are still in the planning stages regarding how to embed actual video into this approach.

Over 3 Years Ago

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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

I think it will be great to see where this goes, Mike, especially when you embed videos into them!

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