Summer is a great time for professional growth because without the presence of learners and the need for daily lesson planning, educators have more time to really dig into the topics and tools that they wanted to get to all year. However, summer is also time for a much needed refresh and relaxation, and sticking to a rigorous PD schedule or finding time to go into school to work as a team can be difficult. This is where Workspace can be helpful – districts can offer more flexible, personalized professional learning options, that educators can complete at their own pace, while still staying in touch with and learning from one another.
Want to get started using Workspace for your own summer professional learning? We searched through public Workspaces to find some great examples of how other districts are doing this.
* Hapara Tool Tip: Find great Workspaces created by other educators by using the search box in the top right corner and selecting “Public Workspaces”. More here.
Google Apps: A Summer Class
Educators can log professional learning hours and learn the fundamentals of Google Apps using this collaborative Workspace
Summer Tech Tuesdays
Educators can use this Workspace to learn more about a variety of edtech tools, including Google, Hapara, Nearpod and Haiku.
Instructional Group – Summer NTO
Educators from Leyden use this Workspace to further explore the district’s approach to disciplinary literacy.
This Workspace also enables educators to learn about a variety of tech tools for the classroom.