In my leadership role, I have started to do “1-on-1” days with staff where they could ask questions on initiatives that they wanted to learn about. This has been the most effective way to do PD (in my opinion) and I learn a lot from their questions as well.
Although I have done this several times, I decided to try something different and summarize what I did with each teacher in a tweet. Why did I do this? Well, I wanted people to know in the school who was working on what, and to also make great learning viral. People probably would not ask about what others learned in their individual session unless they were exposed to it. This goes back to what I discussed in the post on the different roads to innovation. Both 1-on-1 time and mass sharing will get you places quicker if combined.
Below is a Storify that I put together to share what was learned by each staff member,
Here are some questions…
How do you share the work that you do during individual staff PD to ensure that great learning goes viral? I would love to see some other examples of how people are sharing.