Over the past few months, a few administrators I hold in high regard have talked/tweeted/blogged/bragged about the endless options their teachers have for professional development. In some instances, their entire district’s professional learning plan focuses entirely on teacher choice (in an effort to create something like a wide-scale Genius Hour).
This is an approach with which I strongly disagree.
As I have previously tweeted…“We need to balance choice with vision. If your school PD options are all over the place [much like a Cheesecake Factory menu], strong chance there is a lack of direction.”