Effective Professional Development

I just finished speaking at the Google Apps EDU Certified Trainer Summit, and I want to share the slide deck along with the resources in a public space… so here we are on the blog. These slides may not stand entirely on their own (and good presentations never do, right?), but many of the links below will lead you to more in depth written explanations of the anecdotes and metaphors I was sharing. I hope you’ll add to these resources by leaving comments and links to your own “effective professional development” resources.

Welcome Activity
More: http://edtechlife.com/?p=2094

Google’s Mission
More: http://www.google.com/corporate/
This is in alignment with our mission as educators.

Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE)
About: http://www.cue.org/about

CUE Confernce
More: http://www.cue.org/conference/

More: http://www.cue.org/cuetoyou

Google Teacher Academy
More: http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html

Google Workshop for Educators
More: http://www.cue.org/google
Live Map: http://goo.gl/maps/QBP9

Google Apps EDU Certified Training Organization
More: http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/certification_index.html

Passion and Professional Development
More: http://edtechlife.com/?p=1551

The Lead Learner Philosophy
More: http://litt.wikispaces.com/2009-04-15welcome

The Face-to-Face Philosophy
F2F PD must be better than the podcast.
Webinars need to be better than the podcast.
The podcast needs to be better than the podcast. ;)
Tap the talents, experience, and creative energy of the people in the room.
Make, do, or create together!

The Kindergarten Philosophy
Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2908834853/

The “And Life” Philosophy
Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2908834853/

A Message From The Future
More: http://edtechlife.com/?p=1889 & http://edtechlife.com/?p=1920

Driving a Race Car
More: http://litt.wikispaces.com/welcome2

Google and Driving a Race Car
More: http://www.google.com/corporate/history.html

Reflection Activity
More: http://edtechlife.com/?p=2092
Image Source: http://bit.ly/dxrLqu

Go Forth and Do Great Things!
This is an homage to Daryl Stermon, who recently retired from the San Diego County Office of Education. :)