Ever feel like your summers go by without any professional development?
This summer, NETA wants to change that.
Over the past month, we have provided tips and tricks to help you find ways to include bits and pieces of professional development into your busy summer schedule. The best part? No need to leave the pool.
In the past year, podcasts have really changed how we multitask. Podcasts are a great way to entertain, learn new things, and challenge our thoughts. There are a multitude of categories to pick from including educational resources, technological advancements, and so much more. Even if you don’t feel like thinking about school over the summer, find something that interests you and learn more about it!
For summer-busy-bodies, Google Keep is a great “to do” app. Essentially, you can keep track of just about anything in Google’s project management system. Grocereices, calendars, and chore lists are just the beginning of all the things Google Keep keeps track of. It’s even capable of combining your Google calendar to this remind app. Introduce yourself to it over the summer, so that you can implement it in the fall.
3.Facebook and LinkedIn Group
There are lots of ways to make professional connections even when the school year is not in session. For example, Facebook and LinkedIn have all kinds of professional groups that gather all summer long via social media! You can find your niche, such as edtech resources, elementary education, administrative resource, or anything in general. Ask around and you’ll be surprised at how many people are already involved in one. Each group shares resources as they come by them, or help you problem solve through questions you may have had over the year.
4.Read for Fun!
Last, but not least, read for fun! When was the last time you picked up a book because you were actually interested in the topic. We tell our students this, and now it’s time to take our own advice. Read something because you want to, not because you’ll have to teach it.
Share your favorite summer resource with us at #yourNETA