Grassroots Teacher Leadership: Envisioning a New Form of “Professional Development”

Rori Abernathy, Tammie Adams, Linda Bauld & Kari Kokka
Saturday, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm -- Rm. G-246

We are all too familiar with being “PD’ed” to death, where outside consultants or district staff implement what Linda Darling-Hammond calls “drive by, spray and pray, flavor of the month” professional development. In this workshop, educators and contributors to Our Schools Reformed: Teachers’ Stories About Education Reform will share their experiences shaping teacher-led professional development. We will collectively create plans and discuss effective ways to implement them in participants’ own contexts.