free staff/professional development activities are divided into thirteen categories. Each
category has multiple activities that you can easily use to
enhance professional development in your school.
discover the interplay of self, career, and professionalism
Below are six ways in which the activities can be
used to enhance professionalism:
They can be used as a self-administered
teacher, new or experienced, can benefit from directed
professional interaction with colleagues.
They can be used as a career assessment tool.The activities will help individuals appraise their
teaching careers and discover how their personal skills and values
connect with institutional expectations.
They can be used as a resource for
administrators and mentors as they work to help teachers improve
their effectiveness in the classroom.For example, after observing a teacher the principal may
suggest a Teachers on Target activity to support skill building.
They can be used as a curriculum for mentors.Supervising teachers may organize the various activities to
establish an ongoing improvement plan for their teachers.
They can be used as a resource for staff
of the activities can be readily used at staff meetings or in
small groups to simulate professional awareness.
They can be used as a refresher for
experienced teachers work through the activities, they will feel a
sense of renewal as they explore their teaching preferences.