For many teachers, summer means working at your leisure. That’s what I’m doing!
This summer I’m taking an online course towards my CAGS degree in Arts, Leadership and Learning which means I can work whenever I have a few moments, or I can carve out some time to dig deep into my work. The course? Transforming the Educational Agenda – expect some reflections on that topic this summer!
This summer I’m also attending and presenting at the online Connectivity Conference which is focusing on STEAM! What a great topic: integrating science, technology, engineering, art and math. My presentation is called, “Does the A Really Fit into STEM?” Of course the answer is yes, but we will explore why and how that is.
There are many other great presentations throughout the day and of course you can watch them and participate at your leisure. You could even take your device outside or at the beach if you wanted! What a great way to earn some PD! You will want to check out this great conference if you haven’t signed up already. 😉
And finally, my favorite leisurely professional development of the summer is the Teacher Art Retreat. This year we have hands-on workshops in puppetry, decoupage, movement, and music along with a bunch of other great experiences planned for all the retreaters. You don’t have to worry about food, we have you covered. You don’t have to worry about materials, we’ve got you covered. You will meet so many great people and are encouraged to bring a friend too!
This summer, we also are able to offer graduate credits for the retreat! So many retreaters are taking advantage of this this summer. Think about it – you get to participate in wonderful teacher-centered PD and then earn some grad credit too. And if you choose the 1 or 2 credit option, you don’t have to be face to face, you can earn the credit from far away too! Be sure to check out all the options on our TAR14 page.
You can sign up right here:
What leisurely work are you doing this summer?