In the past week I have experienced two kinds of professional development (PD).
- Presented and Paid to attend a conference put on by a well-known education organization focusing on dyslexia, Conference A
- Presented and attended a free conference organized by educators in one school district, Conference B
It is astounding the difference between these two events!
The conference began with a wonderful keynote, and there appeared to be strong attendance, although found out later that attendance on day one was a little over half of whom had registered. The sessions that followed were sorely disappointing. None of the sessions I attended were conducted by K-12 educators, but rather professionals in related fields and college professors, none directly in the field of dyslexia. Two sessions I attended covered that exact same material, and was to me and others I was with, presented as new content, but for us was…
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