The road to learning

In the past week I have experienced two kinds of professional development (PD).

  1. Presented and Paid to attend a conference put on by a well-known education organization focusing on dyslexia, Conference A
  2. Presented and attended a free conference organized by educators in one school district, Conference B

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It is astounding the difference between these two events!

Conference A:

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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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