Students at the PD Helm
Dangerously Irrelevant isn’t a huge fan of the way professional development is currently run. He’s got five big ideas on how to improve it, including not wasting time on multi-day PD workshops and looking inside the schools for expertise. Most interestingly, he proposes student led professional development workshops for technology training.
When it comes to digital technologies, our kids often are (or, given the chance, could rapidly become) the experts. We ignore this expertise in most school organization. Shame on us.
The kids get the learning power and social/emotional benefit of being teachers and leaders. Adults and other students learn from the true experts.