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This in-person workshop takes place at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  Registration closes July 15, or when full.

Have you ever been to a PD that was, shall we say, not the best? If you lead PD for other teachers, join us to explore principles and strategies behind creating high quality professional learning experiences

Have you ever had the experience of sitting through a mandatory professional development that felt like a bad use of your time? Unfortunately, many teachers experience poor quality professional development (PD) on a regular basis. A great deal of research exists on the characteristics of effective PD. Drawing on the research and on our own experience, this workshop will explore the basic principles behind engaging, effective, and inspirational PD.

In this workshop, we will model concrete strategies that you can apply to your own PD facilitation. You will participate in active learning, reflection, and discussion with fellow professional development providers. You will leave with a deeper understanding of what goes into good PD, facilitation strategies you can use right away, and the inspiration to continue growing your practice. We will also share a suite of free resources you can use to keep building your facilitation expertise.

After the interactive morning session, we will end with an optional networking lunch. Stay to connect with colleagues in similar roles and continue discussing ideas around best practices for professional development!

This workshop is designed for anyone who facilitates professional learning for teachers (such as TOSAs, department heads, administrators, CBOs, and any other PD facilitators). While our team's focus is on science PD, most of the workshop will be applicable to any subject area.

Wednesday July 17, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Workshop
12:00pm - 1:00 pm: Networking lunch


How do I join?

Pre-registration is required. This in-person workshop takes place at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Registration includes admission to the Academy.

Tickets are $35 for this 3 hour workshop. A limited number of tickets are available, and registration will close July 15, or when full.


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