How PD should be done.

“The best PD is when you get a bunch of teachers together (with at least a few strong in content and experience) and just let them talk shop.”

Mike Zamansky – http://cestlaz.github.io/posts/election-day-pd-2017/

 

The weekend before Thanksgiving was spent in a room with about twenty experienced and neophyte programming teachers.  There were a couple of high-speed college CS professors present.  There was also a teacher from a local junior college who used to work for NASA doing photo interpretation of the Mars Rover pictures using Python to do color filtering.  Really high-speed.  These two days were by far the best professional development days I have ever had.  The experience talked about experiences, the neophytes asked questions on “how do I …”.  We compared notes.  We talked CS philosophy, pedagogy, apps, hardware, PD training needs, and what we needed to do in order to solve the problems of the world.

Absolutely the best CS PD and learning experience.

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