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Wednesday, July 26 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Baird - Nurturing Self-directed Professional Development

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Changing instructional practice and philosophy is a challenging feat. Often studies look at self-efficacy and professional development as important factors in creating change. However, self-directed professional development is often not discussed.

What is self-directed PD? Why should we help teachers develop self-directed PD mindsets, skills, and habits? And, how do we do so?

This session will discuss these questions and provide scaffolding methods to develop self-directed PD practices.

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Alexandra Baird

K-5 Technology Coach, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Alexandra specializes in building relationships and empowering teachers to transform the facilitation of digital tools to provide students the opportunities to learn in different modalities and demonstrate what they know in creative, and otherwise, unimaginable, ways. She was a c... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Beacon Hill Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level Beginner