Today’s educators face more challenges than ever before. With the pandemic adding new layers of complexity to teaching, are our educators sacrificing their professional development to get through this time of socially distanced learning?
With time being a precious and scarce commodity these days and in-person training not realistic, Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Istation Lori Lynch, M. Ed., shares her thoughts on getting the professional development you need to succeed in the classroom.
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Lynch said one of the best approaches to providing educators with meaningful professional development is through micro-learning. This is important because waiting until the pandemic is over to focus on professional development could prove costly.
“If we put off PD, professional development, altogether, I think we lose sight of how fluid education is,” Lynch said. “And there are going to be new and different tactics and things we’re going to need to do to increase the learning and retention for our students. If we don’t pay attention to those focus points, we could easily lose sight of what’s going on in education today and go back to old habits.”
The micro-learning approach allows educators to retain knowledge and have follow-up sessions for updates and feedback. It’s a methodology Lynch believes will continue after the pandemic subsides. Check out the podcast to learn more.