My goal for the next school year is to create a year-long professional development group called Shop Talk that supports teachers’ interests through the exploration, collaboration, discussion and support among staff members.
What you have stumbled upon here is an online template that follows how I envision setting things up. The purpose of this template is to hopefully inspire other educators to do something similar. Ultimately, I would love to expand the “group” so that the connections transcend beyond our classrooms, schools, and districts creating global relationships and large-scale professional development. If this is something you are interested in exploring together please feel free to contact me to further discuss ideas and options.
Shop Talk is broken into three parts: Hitting the Ground Running, In Action, and Follow Up, and can be found on their individual pages in the menu link above under Shop Talk!