Five Card Story: Professional Development Day

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a Five Card Flickr story by Natalie Thornley created Mar 15 2018, 05:08:45 pm. Create a new one!

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As I looked forward to creating PD to present to a group of teachers, I wanted something that I could feel comfortable teaching and something that could really teach itself. Like driving a car with a group of friends, I wanted it to be a topic I was comfortable with, and that others could enjoy. I organized the PD to allow for plenty of time for others to experience the DBI in order to learn about it. At the beginning of the day, I was way more nervous than I thought I would be, as if I had been walking toward a large and foreboding building, and was now close enough to see just how large and intimidating it really was. As I began to present I realized I hadn’t quite prepared the envelopes in a way that allowed for smooth and quick transitions, so the teachers I was teaching had a few moments of sitting and looking around like a frog stuck in a Tupperware. Realistically, the whole PD went as smoothly as a sidewalk on a rainy day. No very real problems and issues. I feel confident that I can fix the transition problem when I give the PD to my colleagues. One of the feedback responses I got was to include movement during the presentation. So, like a lobster foraging for food, I think I will have the teachers do the vocabulary matching game at stations. I think it will go really well next time too!

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