Research project: Personalized Professional Development: The Rise of Edcamps. This might be my working title. The research has take on a life of its own. Three section explore the requirements for effective PD, Personalized PD , and why Edcamps are so very popular. Maybe as my graduate career continues I might even research into further ideas. Ideas like ‘What makes teachers happy?’ and ‘Do adults learn differently from children?’ Professional Development in teachers is big business, maybe I get my degree and go into the lecture circuit?
Sources: This part is done. I hit upon a few exciting and academic articles about professional development. I also found some great research on Edcamps. Of course I even used old fashioned books. I threw in a few heavy hitters like Viviane Robinson and Alan November.
First Draft Due: July 10th is my own deadline for success. This gives a few additional days to clean the paper up and try to catch a many typos as possible. This is a first draft and I want to be ready for improvements I need to correct before the final draft. Might call in a favor from a professor friend of mine and have him take a look at my paper. But, he is a Lit. Crit. guy and therefore an MLA monkey.
Mood: I am alway need more sleep. Still work as the principal of Summer School. It was a lot to take on, grad school and Summer School both started at the same time. I am lucky. I feel that all my professors are willing to work for student success. There isn’t a lot of egos involved. As one professor put it, “We are all adults, trying to learn together.” I will say I am excited.