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[teacherartexchange] professional development

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rpopek_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Oct 28 2006 - 05:35:03 PDT


In the schools I've taught in, professional development for arts teachers has been rather lacking. Now at a new job I joined a newly formed committee that is seeking to provide professional development programs for our school system. Interestingly we have several of the arts people who signed on to serve on this committee hoping that we could provide some quality enrichment for ourselves. In our system we have a "unified arts group" which essentially means all those people who have the same schedule or all those people who see students once a week for a 50 minute period. This includes library, music, gym, art, technology, spanish, and science. So we all meet together as a group when the academic teachers meet. We also as a group have been toying with the idea that we could do something for our group even though we are rather diverse. So I guess my question is, what do some of you do in your school systems to provide quality professional development if at all?

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